The article doesn't say much about the need for such an interface. Perhaps there are application which require higher frequency polling for sensor data but I thought those were adequately addressed by I2C as @markhahn also points out. Isn't this rather a design & implementation problem than a standards one?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.