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OCF unleashes v2.0, big names commit to 2019 devices, finally time?

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) has released v2.0 of its OCF Specification, the device interoperability standard that it hopes will bring unity to the smart home. With some major device vendors promising devices using the standard next year, this could be the push that is needed to get the ball rolling. Or, conversely, the market might carry on with the same apparent apathy that has gripped it for the past four years. Electrolux, Haier, LG, and Samsung are promising to use IoTivity (the open source part that is based on the OCF Specs) in 2019 products, and given their collective weight in domestic and white goods appliance markets globally, this could be a big step forward. There has always been…

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