Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
More IoT Bollox
Despite he existence of the Qualcomm open-source software AllJoyn for connecting IoT devices, Intel and others have announced their intention to create a different standard called the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC).
Samsung, Broadcom and Intel subsidiary Wind River are the other members of the OIC.
Intel says the OIC is different to AllJoyn because the OIC software will be developed collaboratively while AllJoyn’s software was created by one company.
Another difference between AllJoyn and OIC is that OIC does not have any software. The code is not expected until later this quarter.
Intel is also a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) with GE, AT&T, Cisco and IBM for standardising IoT connectivity.
Intel says that the difference between OIC and IIC is that OIC will focus on offices and homes and IIC will focus on industrial applications.
Sounds like more IOT bollox.Tags: AllJoyn, Intel, IoT, Open Interconnect Consortium, open source software