February 10, 2016
The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) today announced the availability of an update for developers it said will help organizations swiftly navigate the OIC’s resources to quickly take advantage of the technologies and infrastructure developed, furthering standardization for the Internet of Things (IoT).
“IoT puts a lot of pressure on developers to create applications that work seamlessly. IoT technologies can be tricky and difficult to implement in a real world use case,” said Mike Richmond, executive director at the Open Interconnect Consortium. “With this updated developer toolkit, the OIC is making the process significantly easier. As we continue to streamline specification development for the next generation of IoT-connected devices, this is an important step.”
The updated developer tool offering includes oneIoTa – a new resource model tool that allows developers to download OIC resource models to use in their own product development; it contains both OIC and UPnP Forum resource models in both JSON and RAML formats.
Released along with oneIoTa is the API Designer console, a graphical, Web based tool from MuleSoft.
The OIC also announced it has now reached 158 members, including two new board members from Arris and CableLabs, who will join executives from leading technology companies including Samsung, Intel, GE Digital and Cisco.
It was formed with a goal of defining the connectivity requirements and ensuring interoperability of the billions of devices that make up the emerging Internet of Things across multiple operating systems and network protocols.