oneM2M prepares for August 2014 release

Berlin, Germany: 11 April, 2014 ‐ oneM2M, the Global Partnership developing standards for Machine‐to‐Machine (M2M) communications enabling large‐scale implementation of the Internet‐of‐Things (IoT), confirmed plans at its 10th Technical Plenary meeting to release its initial specifications in August 2014. The 10th Plenary was held from 07 to 11 April 2014, hosted by and located at the Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute in the historic Charlottenburg district of Berlin, Germany.

Once approved, the initial release package of specifications will become available for publication by the oneM2M partner standards organizations, including: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (America), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (America), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan).  Additional partners contributing to the oneM2M work include:  the BBF (Broadband Forum), Continua Health Alliance, HGI (Home Gateway Initiative), and the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance).  

At this week’s meeting, M2M‐related presentations were received from ESMIG (European Smart Metering Industry Group), the IP500® Alliance (for building automation), and the IERC (Internet of Things European Research Cluster). oneM2M will continue discussion with these organizations on future cooperation. Specific activities from oneM2M Working Groups at the 10th Plenary included:  

oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs.  

The next oneM2M Technical Plenary will be hosted by the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) from 9 to 13 June 2014, in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, P.R. China.

For more information, including how to participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org