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There are five main IoT alliances/consortiums/groups focused on the Internet of Things and I interview them all. The Internet Protocol for Smart Object (IPSO) Alliance has been around for a while but the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), the Thread group, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Allseen Alliance have sprung up recently. Depending on your focus, one or more of these organizations and are worth looking into when starting your IoT journey. In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss the second organization, the Open Interconnect Consortium, with Guy Martin.

 
In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss the second organization, the Open Interconnect Consortium, with Guy Martin.
 

Guy is Senior Strategist for the Samsung Open Source Group and has over 20 years of experience in software engineering, technical marketing and community management. He’s also Head of Digital Marketing at the Open Interconnect Consortium. The OIC is a non-profit founded by leading tech companies with the goal of defining the connectivity and interoperability requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things.

 

The OIC has a broad scope — abstract everything below the application layer for all IoT industries… that’s all. Their approach make a lot of sense — a tag team of a standard and an open source implementation. It’s a lot of work but if they pull it off, it could advance the state of the IoT industry by years, by tearing down IoT’s silos and custom fortifications. Of course the devil is in the details so listen to this episode to see if the OIC is right for your company.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • Why the OIC was started
  • The OIC’s vision of building an Interstate highway between all IoT verticals
  • Why Thread is not a competitor, their liaison agreement with the IIC and why they think they have a better solution than the Allseen Alliance
  • IoTivity – their open source project based on the Apache 2.0 licensing and governance model
  • The three levels of membership – what you get and how much they cost
  • Why OIC believes a RESTful API is a better choice than a DBus daemon architecture
  • Details on their certification plans and how it relates to their brand promise
  • The OIC’s intellectual property policy

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT

OK, I admit it, this is going to be a bit of a geekfest but application protocols are an important topic to understand if you want to understand how IoT works. Protocols are the lifeblood of an IoT system and as we are about to find out, there are a few different types to choose from – each with their own characteristics and infrastructure requirements.

 
In this episode of the IoT Business show, we discuss CoAP, XMPP, RESTful HTTP, MQTT and DDS and our panelists are: Steve Jennis, Dev Bhattacharya, Carsten Bormann and Michael Richardson.
 

This podcast is a little different than our typical format. It was recorded at the gogoNET LIVE! 5 conference, this past November, during the Panel Discussion: Top 5 Application Protocols in IoT Today. We discuss CoAP, XMPP, RESTful HTTP, MQTT and DDS and our panelists are: Steve Jennis, Dev Bhattacharya, Carsten Bormann and Michael Richardson.

 

And yes, this is another technical episode, in fact, it’s a deep dive. Bear with me, we still have a number of techy podcasts to go but you’ll appreciate your understanding once we get to the business side of the house.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • OK to have different protocols because they each have different characteristics.
  • For real-time, DDS is the right protocol (or system is a better description) but it carries with it robust infrastructure requirements.
  • There are two types of protocols: data centric vs. message (or event) centric.
  • Look at the heritage of each protocol before choosing it – will provide a good understanding of its character
  • Multiple protocols will exist so we will need to translat between them. When you choose your main protocol, choose one that carries information with it, as well as the data, so it can be converted without loss

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am PDT

Episode 7

 

Meet IoT’s three layers of protocols… the media layer, otherwise known as the physical layer or radio, the network layer and the application layer. Important because they make up the network stack that transports data from the sensor to the cloud. Important because they are standardized. In this episode of the IoT Business show, Michael Richardson delivers a masterclass on everything you need to know about IoT’s three networking layers.

 
In this episode of the IoT Business show, Michael Richardson delivers a masterclass on everything you need to know about IoT’s three networking layers.
 

Michael is an open source and open standards consultant who has been designing Internet connected products and security systems since the early 90s. He has authored a number of IoT related RFCs, and co-chairs the IETF working group on mesh networking.

 

Layer 2 is IP (Internet Protocol). Don’t even think about anything else. Layers 1 and 3 are selected to support your particular application but ensure they adhere to one of the standards. Customization and silos are out, and the “lego” approach, as coined by Michael, is in. To enable scale and security while reducing cost and risk, the layers of your communication stack need to snap into place.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • The lego approach to networking
  • Key considerations about the media layer
  • Radio frequency and antenna trade offs
  • CoAP in a nutshell
  • The Wild West of application protocols
  • The advantages to move application protocols closer and closer to the edge
  • The media, network and application protocols used in the following use-cases:
    • Wearables
    • Intelligent pills
    • Smart basketballs
    • Connected tires
    • Pipeline monitoring
    • Precision farming
    • Smart Grid

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am PDT

Episode 6

 

In broad strokes, the software required for an IoT deployment can be grouped into four classes: embedded software for sensors and gateways, networking or the IoT platform (communication, rules and sometimes interpretation) data management & analytics and of course the IoT application. In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss the first class, embedded software for sensors or more specifically sensor operating systems with Zach Shelby and the inevitable evolution of these disparate classes into an IoT software ecosystem.

 
In this episode of the IoT Inc Business Show, I discuss sensor operating systems with Zach Shelby and the inevitable evolution of these disparate classes into an IoT software ecosystem.
 

Zach is VP of Marketing for Internet of Things at ARM – but don’t let that fool you – he’s a serious techie at heart. He’s worked on IoT standards, cofounded the start-up, SenSiNode (acquired by ARM), where he acted as CEO and CTO and has co-authored a book on 6LowPAN with Carsten Bormann.

 

Today a substantial amount of time and money goes into stitching together the four classes of IoT software into a single Internet of Things product or service. Furthermore the software is usually written to a specific set of hardware and cloud interfaces. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were IoT ecosystems, like Android and iOS in the mobile space? Zach believe the trend for 2015 is the IoT software ecosystems. Me, I’m not as sure it will come that quickly but I like the idea. Listen to this episode to understand the business ramifications of sensor software today and the implications of upcoming IoT ecosystems.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • The complementary roles of standards bodies and IoT alliances/consortiums/groups
  • The three types of operating systems found in microcontrollers
  • Examples of the most popular low power operating systems today
  • The uniqueness of real-time operating systems and why they are going to be around for some time yet
  • The IoT software ecosystem
    • Definition
    • Functionality
    • Today’s choices and where more will come from in the future
  • Business advice on choosing your IoT software

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

Episode 5

 

In part 1 we discussed the sensor selection process and the costs involved. If you haven’t listened to the last episode, you should but it’s not a prerequisite. In part 2 of my interview with Scott Nelson we finish talking sensor costs and move into sensor security, the untold risks when incorporating sensors and the expected evolutionary path sensor tech will take.

 
In part 2 of my interview with Scott Nelson we finish talking sensor costs and move into sensor security
 

Scott is Logic PD’s CTO and executive vice president. He has over 25 years of technology and product experience across a variety of industries. Over the last 10 years, Scott has been helping to define and develop Logic PD’s connected device offerings – and has experience in delivering solutions from design and engineering all the way through manufacturing and aftermarket services.

 

The biggest risk a company faces when incorporating IoT into their products or deploying it into their processes, is not having an airtight plan before doing so. The Requirements Document is the single biggest responsibility of the company and has the biggest impact in reducing risk. Dovetailing from the IoT Business Plan, the Requirement Doc provides all partners involved a clear picture of what is needed.

 

Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Episode

 

  • The best places on the Internet to find sensor
  • Why there are not as many wireless sensor available today as you would expect
  • Major cost considerations when purchasing sensors
  • Security issues to consider when purchasing sensors
  • Three motivations for sensor security
  • Risks to consider when purchasing sensors
  • Why it’s so important for the customer to develop a solid IoT requirements doc
  • The future of sensors – in hardware and software

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am PDT