52 listings. Industry groups, standards bodies and initiatives involved with specifying protocols or standards related to IoT.
RAIN RFID Alliance
Cranberry Township, PA. A non-profit organization working to promote and support UHF RFID technology, specifically the GS1 UHF Gen2 protocol which ISO/IEC has standardized as 18000-63.
Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance
Wakefield, MA. AREA is a global, non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.
Piscataway, NJ. TALQ aims to establish a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous outdoor lighting networks (OLN's).
Connected Vehicle Trade Association
Detroit, MI. The non-profit CVTA facilitates the interaction between, and advances the interests of, the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment.
Gorinchem, Nld. A vendor- and product-independent worldwide association founded in 1992 resolving topics related to control programming to support the use of international standards in this field.
Reston, VA. The Organization for Machine Automation and Control helps manufacturers and suppliers work together to identify new and innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of their production operations.
Intelligent Community Forum
New York, NY. A global network of cities and regions, centered by a think tank with a mission to help communities use ICT to create inclusive prosperity, to tackle social and governance challenges and to enrich quality of life. Offers annual Intelligent Community Awards.
ClouT, which stands for Cloud of Things, is a joint European-Japanese ICT project that offers a virtualization framework to provide an uniform way of representing smart city data sources such as IoT devices.
Brussels, Bel. A non-profit organization maintaining a worldwide standard for home and building control. KNX is approved as International Standard (ISO/IEC14543-3) and as ANSI/ASHRAE 135.
Scottsdale, AZ. Responsible for an interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. The standard, first released in 1996, defines the interface between Clients and Servers, as well as Servers and Servers, including real-time data access, event monitoring, historical data access, and other applications.
Chain of Things
Explores all security applications within blockchain IoT and looks at the development of open-standards for the industry to use. The consortium organizes events and seeks a "future resistant" open protocol solution to the looming security threat posed by tens of billions of connected devices.
Develops and promotes self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for green and sustainable buildings by formalizing an interoperable wireless standard.
Founded in 2012, the organization creates communcation standards for devices and services used in M2M applications and the IoT. The specifications provide a framework to support smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health.
Surrey, UK. A consortium and a standard for driving secure and interoperable Internet of Things for Industry. HyperCat is built on web standards HTTPS, REST/HATEOAS and JSON. The Hypercat Consortium is funded by InnovateUK.
IoT Security Foundation
A collaborative, vendor-neutral, international initiative aspiring to be the expert resource for sharing knowledge, best practice and advice on securing the Internet of Things.
Open Fog Consortium
Fremont, CA. Formed to answer challenges such as high latency on the network, end point mobility, loss of connectivity, and unpredictable bandwidth bottlenecks. Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, ARM and Princeton comprised the founding members.
IoT M2M Council
London, UK. The IMC is comprised of companies providing solutions from all parts of the global Iot/M2M ecosystem. In August, 2015, the group was formally renamed from the International M2M Council, retaining the letters IMC.
Wireless Power Consortium
Piscataway, NJ. Proponents of the Qi (pronounced CHEE) wireless charging standard. Devices carrying the Qi logo will work with any charging surface that carries the Qi logo, regardless of manufacturer or brand.
Industrial Internet Consortium
A global nonprofit partnership of industry, government and academia, the IIC seeks to drive innovation through the creation of new industry use cases and testbeds for real-world applications.
Guildford, UK. An IoT safety and security project, funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), building an open yet secure software and hardware hub for smart cities and smart spaces.
Beaverton, OR. A community creating an interoperable AudioVisual ecosystem servicing the precise timing and low latency requirements of diverse applications, by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB), and related standards, over various networking link-layers. Markets include automotive, industrial, consumer and pro A/V.
Wireless IoT Forum
Although not a standards organization, the Forum aims to deliver requirements and priorities to standards bodies where there are a lack of standards, and drive consensus where there are competing standards.
Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC)
The SMLC is a public-private partnership committed to developing an open, vendor-agnostic Smart Manufacturing Platform.
Advocates the use of Internet Protocol (IP) as the basis for the connection of Smart Objects and publishes IPSO Smart Object Guidelines that provide a common design pattern, an object model, to use the IETF CoAP protocol. Organizer of the annual IPSO Challenge event.
An open standards group with committees in categories such as Smart Grid, IoT/M2M, Big Data and more. IoT Technical Committees consist of Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX).
MEMS Industry Group
Pittsburgh, PA. A trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. Organizes the annual MEMS Executive Congress and the MEMS Industry Group Conference Shanghai.
San Ramon, CA. An industry group advocating an open protocol that carries IPv6 natively, primarily geared to the connected home market. The Nest and Google-based group's technology delivers a mesh network topology without a single point of failure via a "Zigbee-type" protocol.
Home Gateway Initiative
Founded in 2004 by major Broadband Service Providers (BSPs), HGI works to specify the architecture, technical functionality, and test requirements for a flexible Smart Home service delivery platform.
Open Source Robotics Foundation
Mountain View, CA. The OSRF supports the development, distribution, and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education, and product development.
Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)
Beaverton, OR. Replacing the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), the OCF will create a specification and is sponsoring an open source project to connect devices.
An open source project hosted by the AllSeen Alliance, AllJoyn allows the creation of dynamic proximal networks, across manufacturers and devices. Applications include Smart Home, Smart TV, Automotive and more. The framework is written in C++ at its core.
Open source IoT framework. Products, applications and services created with the AllJoyn open source project can communicate over various transport layers regardless of manufacturer or OS and without the need for Internet access.
Geneva, Ch. The EU-funded project aims to exploit the potential of IPv6 and related standards (6LoWPAN, CORE, COAP, etc.) to overcome current shortcomings and fragmentation of the Internet of Things.
A community platform serving the geoweb industry, which connects the digital realm to physical location, via location-based services, IoT, GIS, hyperlocal media, digital mapping and augmented reality.
Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Washington, D.C. Founded in 1991, ITS America is the country's largest organization dedicated to improving surface transportation through the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Privacy by Design
A global privacy standard developed by Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., making privacy the default setting when dealing with data, including Big Data. The design includes 7 Foundational Principles.
Open IoT Project
Funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to build an IoT ecosystem at ARM Cambridge, OpenIoT aims to aggregate data from 3 existing, vertically integrated data silos: AlertMe, Enlight and IntelliSense.io.
San Ramon, CA. Offers low-power wireless standards such as RF4CE enabling greener homes and offices. Verticals include health care, home automation, smart energy and retail services.
The National Institute of Building Sciences brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to resolve problems in construction. NIBS is responsible for WBDG, COBie, buildingSMART, ProjNet and more.
A non-profit industry association promoting the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) short-range wireless interaction in consumer electronics, mobile devices and PCs. The group, which publishes multiple specifications, is the proponent of the N-Mark icon.
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