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New TIA standard ‘lays foundation’ for future of M2M and ‘Internet of Things’

The TIA's TR-50.1 Smart Device Communications, Requirements and Architecture Engineering Subcommittee recently released its Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture standard addressing machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and...


December 28, 2011  


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The TIA’s TR-50.1 Smart Device Communications, Requirements and Architecture Engineering Subcommittee recently released its Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture standard addressing machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and markets. The standard, TIA-4940 Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture, addresses common requirements and interoperability of essential intelligent/smart devices across industries.

The specification will work across both wired and wireless transport layers and take advantage of IP-enabled applications covering different types of vertical markets.

TIA said in a release that the standard will help enable M2M communications such as:

* Smart metering for utility networks

* Remote healthcare monitoring for patient services

* Traffic monitoring for intelligent transport systems (ITS)

* Building automation including green, sustainable and carbon-reduction initiatives.

The standard takes into account: security (e.g., data content, authentication, signaling); end-to-end performance and scalability of equipment and networks; and device management including discovery and identity.