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ETSI M2M Workshop Leverages InterDigital to Run Multi-Vendor M2M Demonstrations and Interoperability Testing


October 25, 2012

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor


The European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI (News - Alert)) Technical Committee for Machine to Machine communications (TC M2M) recently developed a set of standards that can supposedly offer a complete horizontal service layer for M2M communications. At its 3rd TC M2M Workshop in Mandelieu, France, ETSI wanted to demonstrate multi-vendor M2M and interoperability testing that were based on the new TC M2M standard.


InterDigital (News - Alert), a developer of fundamental wireless technologies, reportedly delivered the necessary standards-based gateway and server technologies that powered these M2M demos and interoperability testing.

The demonstrations were stated to be centered on InterDigital’s mature service layer and APIs that were integrated into trial M2M platforms from FP7 BUTLER, Intecs, Intel (News - Alert) Corporation, Kontron, Mformation, Radisys and Sensinode.

Allen Proithis, vice president of business development and strategic solutions at InterDigital said, “The successful collaboration between ETSI and the M2M community, including InterDigital, has resulted into the availability of a mature platform that is now fully interworking with commercial legacy M2M systems and applications – a key milestone in defragmenting the M2M market and accelerating the transition to standards-based platforms around the world. We are grateful for the support and commitment of ETSI and all the companies who collaborated on these successful demonstrations. Our enabling solutions are available now and we look forward to working with organizations, vendors, and operators to help integrate InterDigital’s service layers and APIs into commercial platforms and services.”

InterDigital explained that it developed standardized service layer and application programming interfaces for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that create a common framework and roadmap for cellular operators, service providers and device manufacturers. The company hoped that the new TC M2M standard should enable interoperability across a heterogeneous mix of device and network types and unifies a broad range of vertical markets such as smart energy, healthcare, transportation, and security.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

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