IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 3

This is a continuation of IoT Standards and Standards Organizations – Part 2.

Stakeholders’ view of standards

Guy also talked about stakeholders’ view of the standards, that of consumers, developers, and device makers. Because they are self-explanatory, I simply show his slides for these three views.


Consumers’ interests are in applications, and part of two application standards are relevant to them, as indicated in the picture above.


Developers are concerned with applications and all the application standards organizations are relevant to them, as indicated in the picture above. Applications should be independent of networking transports and run on multiple transports.

Device makers

Unlike consumers and developers, device makers need to pay attention to all the standards and standards organization, as indicated in the picture above.

Second speaker

The second speaker, Adam Justice, Vice President, GridConnect, added two more organizations. They are IPSO Alliance (standards organization) and Homekit (application standards).

IPSO Alliance

“The IPSO Alliance will perform interoperability tests, document the use of new IP-based technologies, conduct marketing activities and serve as an information repository for users seeking to understand the role of IP in networks of physical objects. Its role will complement the work of entities such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or the ISA which develop and ratify technical standards in the Internet community.”


“HomeKit is a framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home. You can enable users to discover HomeKit accessories in their home and configure them, or you can create actions to control those devices. Users can group actions together and trigger them using Siri.”

I do not plan to elaborate on each organization I touched on here. But this is an interesting subject, and I will keep watching them as they evolve.

Zen Kishimoto

About Zen Kishimoto

Seasoned research and technology executive with various functional expertise, including roles in analyst, writer, CTO, VP Engineering, general management, sales, and marketing in diverse high-tech and cleantech industry segments, including software, mobile embedded systems, Web technologies, and networking. Current focus and expertise are in the area of the IT application to energy, such as smart grid, green IT, building/data center energy efficiency, and cloud computing.

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