|Sami Ghanmi |||Jan 15, 2015 10:09 AM EST|
(Photo : Intel) OIC's IoTivity Open-Source Software Framework
Multinational chip maker Intel Corporation's Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) recently unveiled IoTivity, an open-source software framework for providing connectivity to IoT devices.
"The ability for devices and machines to communicate will unleash a whole new world of technology innovation," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation.
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"Open-source software and collaborative development are the building blocks to get us there. IoTivity is an exciting opportunity for the open-source community to help advance this work."
An independent steering committee will oversee the open-source framework while communicating with Intel's OIC.
"We believe that an open-source project combined with the OIC's standards efforts is critical to driving true interoperability for the billions of IoT devices that will be coming online over the next few years," said Mark Skarpness, Intel's director of embedded software at its Open Source Technology Center, and the chair of the IoTivity Steering Group.
"We are pleased to be working with The Linux Foundation and the open-source community to advance the project."
IoTivity's features will include device-to-device connectivity, information exchange, messaging connectivity, APIs, an SDK, secure connection and device discovery.
"All developers are welcome to join the community and start contributing by submitting code, bug fixes or suggestions for new features, all using IoTivity's online project tools that are also being made available today," Skarpness added.
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