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RichQ
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Chat on standards
RichQ   6/26/2014 8:32:21 PM
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There's a live chat on standards taking place at IoT World. Here's the link if you want to join in: http://www.iotworld.com/messages.asp?piddl_msgthreadid=18015

The chat starts at 11am Eastern Time Friday 6/27 and will run about an hour. If you miss it, you can still find the archive of the chat using the same link.

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Re: Too Many IoT Standards, or Too Few?
docdivakar   6/27/2014 6:32:45 PM
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Add TIA to the list as well... I hope IEEE leads the way!

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Re: Too Many IoT Standards, or Too Few?
RichQ   6/27/2014 7:08:16 PM
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I assume you are referring to the Telecommunications Industry Association? Here's the link to them: http://www.tiaonline.org/

They do have a new standard out: TIA-4940 (new)Smart Device Communications (M2M) Reference Architecture but you have to buy it to see it and so I don't know its scope or content.

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Re: Too Many IoT Standards, or Too Few?
docdivakar   6/27/2014 9:36:46 PM
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You may want to catchup on the activities of TIA's TR-50 committee here:

http://www.tiaonline.org/all-standards/committees/tr-50

I used to attend the conf calls in 2011 but have not participated in last the two years.

MP Divakar

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Standard vs Proprietry
chanj0   6/28/2014 12:54:01 PM
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A standard communication protocol will definitely enable better competitive market and will ultimately help advancing the technology. However, a standard could introduce security issue. I'm sure all these organizations have put in a reference architecture with security in mind. Question is whether there can be a better collaboration between different standard bodies so that there are at least a standard for communication between clusters following different standards.

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Re: Standard vs Proprietry
RichQ   6/30/2014 10:28:22 AM
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The trouble with having a single standard communications protocol is that it may be too complex for some applications and perhaps not capable enough for others. I have difficulty with the idea that my IoT thermometer reading outside temperature every few minutes will use the same protocol as the IoT devices monitoring the real-time performance of a jet engine. My expectation is that different application domains will choose their own sets of standards to use. I agree that security needs to be a key part of any reference architecture, though.

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Re: Standard vs Proprietry
chanj0   6/30/2014 12:34:46 PM
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Absolutely. I don't think it is a good idea to run full-blown TCP/IP stack on IoT devices. There are at least 2 reasons. Firstly, the footprint may not fit well. By increasing memory size, the power consumption becomes a challenge. Secondly, the longer the packet, the higher the power consumption on transmit.

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Government is needed here
KB3001   6/30/2014 5:44:43 AM
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I think Government need to intervene to push for one set of standards, otherwise the fragmented nature of the IoT will continue and there won't be enough money for companies to be made.

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Re: Government is needed here
RichQ   6/30/2014 10:32:18 AM
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There might be a role for government in standards that affect public safety, but I don'tthink that governments need to (or should) be involved in most commercial applications of the IoT. The people working in the field have a much better handle on the needs and challenges than anyone in government. And I trust market forces to work out a standard eventually.

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Re: Government is needed here
docdivakar   6/30/2014 1:13:16 PM
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@RichQ  precisely! There was an active participation by NIST folks in TIA-TR50 committee as NIST was also involved in Smart Grid Interoperability Standards. NIST in my opinion is atypical of other goverment bodies that meddle in regulations!

MP Divakar



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