Wednesday, August 7, 2013

As predicted the IoT standards wars are getting underway

In my first blog post on IoT back in May I noted that standards and regulation would become an issue (it was #6 on my list of issues) and in the last few days I've seen an MIT researcher weigh in on this and today there is a new standards group announced on the "Industrial Ethernet" click here for details.
The IEEE (who brought you the 802.x.x) standards also are in the fray and there are multiple protocols out there that can already be used for communication.  Add to this all the wireless standards bodies out there like Wifi, Zigbee, Bluetooth and GSMA and its going to get interesting.  Would love to see a landscape of all the standards bodies and industry associations in the mix for IoT.  Might be a good weekend project unless you already know someone who has do the hard work?

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