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Open Connectivity Foundation continues IoT land-grab with OMA deal

The Open Connectivity Foundation’s (OCF’s) IoT land-grab continues, with the announcement of a liaison agreement with the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). This will see the pair work on co-developing standardized approaches for IoT device management. Because many IoT environments will see devices behaving in an ad hoc and unpredictable fashion, there needs to be an efficient way for IoT devices to discover each other easily when they are nearby, and begin communicating. There are practical reasons for this, such as guarding against interference, and making it easier to add and remove devices within a location. In an office building, this might mean that replacement light fittings or HVAC units would be able to discover the correct coordinating network for them…

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