Wednesday, July 09, 2014

IoT: "Smart Cities" by ERCIM NEWS

Introduction to the Special Theme - Future Cities and Smart Technologies: A Landscape of Ambition and Caution @ ERCIM:

The old Chinese curse of “may you live in interesting times” has never been more relevant than in the field of urban development. For some time now, the global urban population has exceeded the global rural population. Cities and city regions have therefore emerged as the only growth models capable of meeting the increased demands and strains facing global supply systems, which are seriously affected by population growth, climate change, globalization and international security issues.

IoT: Open Interconnect Consortium (Intel, Samsung, Dell)

Samsung, Intel and Dell Launch 'Internet Of Things' Consortium @ Forbes

"The Internet of Things market will be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC). To keep tabs on the market, Samsung, Intel  Dell Atmel and Broadcom have joined forces to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), an organization that will set standards for connecting billions of household gadgets and appliances.

But the OIC is not the only consortium to focus on the Internet of Things: Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Technicolor, Silicon Image and TP-LINK announced the AllSeen Alliance in December, which now has a total of 51 members. The organizations involved in AllSeen will work off of Qualcomm’s AllJoyn open source project as the initial framework."

Open Interconnect Consortium |

"The Open Interconnect Consortium will define connectivity requirements to ensure the interoperability of the more than 30B devices projected to come online by 2020"