From MWC: Formation of IoT standards group

Written by Buddy

Timed with the kick off of Mobile World Congress, a collection of companies including Microsoft, Cisco, Electrolux, General Electric, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, ARRIS, and CableLabs announced the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The goal of the newly founded organization is to bring predictability to the way IoT devices communicate with one another and other systems.

Any effort aimed at accelerating the pace of IoT adoption is well worth it. Early agreement on the foundational standards and protocols means more time spent building solutions and systems that can have real business and human impact, and that’s what really gets us excited here at Buddy. We will closely watch the outcomes of efforts like the OCF, and support mainstream standards that are adopted in the future.

We will also continue to be a great option for organizations that may have legacy devices or systems that continue to communicate via alternate protocols. Our cloud based data exchange is built for broad compatibility on both ends of the equation – all types of connected devices on one side, and a wide variety of business tools and software used for gaining insight into that data.