Potential of IoT Expanded with First-ever Application Registry

Eight Global Standard Bodies Drive Creation, Adoption of First Registry based on Industry Standard

Dec 08, 2015, 13:10 ET from iconectiv

PISCATAWAY, N.J. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly evolving, a critical foundation must exist to enable applications developed on different networks and platforms to easily and seamlessly exchange information.  Today, the industry moved one step closer to that reality with the launch of the first-of-its-kind oneM2M Application-ID (App-ID) Registry, which will help accelerate the adoption of open M2M systems.  Developed by iconectiv under the auspices of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), the registry is based on the work of oneM2M, a global standards initiative for Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

"Application developers, service providers, governments, and a host of others have a vested interest in ensuring that the proper framework is built to support the future potential of connected devices," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. "The industry recognized the need for common standards to break down barriers to communications. That is why these global standards bodies in partnership with the industry came together to create oneM2M.

"ATIS and iconectiv took the next step by developing a one-of-a-kind registry system to make oneM2M specifications more easily accessible," Miller added. "ATIS is excited to be partnering with iconectiv to establish and maintain this registry and the underlying database that supports and manages the issuance of unique App-IDs."

The globally available oneM2M App-ID Registry provides a unique ID to each application to facilitate communication between applications and devices.  Developers can quickly and easily register their application online, which not only secures their place in the M2M marketplace but also gives their applications additional exposure as the IoT ecosystem continues to expand.  Developers can save the registration fee for a limited time by using the prepopulated promo code when they register their application.

"The App-ID Registry is the first step in assisting developers and service providers in choosing application partners and collaborators that are compliant with oneM2M deliverables," said Richard Marano, Executive Vice President, Information Solutions, iconectiv. "This promise of standardization allows for conversation and collaboration across all verticals and applications, from the automotive sector to healthcare analytics to energy and utility regulation. With the knowledge that machine-to-machine communication is the future, the registry and formalization of standards are the first critical steps in ensuring the path to a more connected world."

To learn more about how to register an application or to access the App-ID Registry, visit https://appid.iconectiv.com. To learn more about the industry standards that will serve as the guidelines for App-IDs, visit www.oneM2M.org.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry's most pressing business priorities. ATIS' nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle - from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.  For more information, visit www.atis.org.

About iconectiv
iconectiv's interconnection, data infrastructure, and messaging solutions help more than one billion people communicate daily, and are used by more than a thousand service providers, regulators, enterprises, and content providers. The company has more than 30 years of telecommunications innovation and policy experience which has been used to develop a range of solutions. iconectiv's three core product areas are Numbering Solutions, Common Language® Information Services, and Mobile Messaging. Make the connection. For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com.

About oneM2M
oneM2M is the global standards initiative for Machine to Machine (M2) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide. oneM2M currently has eight standards bodies, six global information and communications technologies (ICT) consortia, and more than 230 members including some of the world's largest technology companies who support the development of a global standards body to facilitate communication between applications. To learn more, visit www.onem2m.org.

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