Welcome!

Mobile IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Scott Allen, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, LeanTaaS Blog

Blog Feed Post

Future Internet Public Private Partnership Programme Adopts OMA API Specification

FI-WARE Incorporates the Open Mobile Alliance's Next Generation Service Interface

San Diego, CA - December 6, 2012 - The Future Internet Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) announced today that the OMA Next Generation Services Interface (NGSI) Enabler has been adopted for use in the PPP Programme's FI-WARE Project. FI-WARE facilitates the development of Future Internet (FI) applications in multiple industry sectors through a novel service infrastructure, building upon elements called Generic Enablers (GE), which offer reusable and commonly shared functions. Multiple industry players including NEC, Orange, Telecom Italia and Telefónica are involved in the FI-WARE Project.

"OMA is very pleased to see FI-WARE's adoption of NGSI, which further underlines the increasing success and range of OMA service enablers being implemented in the marketplace," said Mark Cataldo, OMA Board Chairman.

OMA NGSI is part of the OMA API Program, an activity aimed at standardizing interfaces to expose device capabilities and network resources to any developer community in an open, programmable and secure way. Approved and publicly released in its final version in May 2012, OMA NGSI focuses on creating a set of open APIs to enable next generation services to be developed and used in areas enhancing quality of life for individuals, enabling business practice innovation for corporations, and benefiting public safety and medical services for society.

"We have chosen the OMA NGSI as an inter-industrial and cross-application domain standard covering all needs for efficient and decoupled communication between different FI actors and components," said Boris Moltchanov, Co-coordinator of Data and Context Chapter at FI-WARE. "This is very important for the ICT sector building an open and standard FI platform supporting a broad range of services worldwide."

The data model and API defined in the OMA NGSI Enabler have been adopted and provided with a RESTful binding within the FI-WARE Project. FI-WARE's NGSI dedicated team identified specific improvements and potential evolutions of NGSI, which were provided to OMA to improve the OMA NGSI specification and to align it with industry needs and future Internet use cases and scenarios.

"I'm very pleased to see that the OMA API program is gathering interest and being used by FI-WARE and the industry at large," stated Francesco Vadalà, OMA Technical Plenary Chair. "The OMA Technical Plenary is happy to receive feedback and proposals for enhancement of our API program coming from real implementations."

Proposed and strongly supported by NEC, Orange, Telecom Italia and Telefónica, FI-WARE's NGSI specification uses many OMA NGSI functionalities and includes:

  • The FI-WARE Publish/Subscribe GE Open Specification and Reference Implementations provided by Telecom Italia and Telefónica

  • The IoT-Broker Reference Implementation provided by NEC

  • The Data Handling GE Reference Implementation provided by Orange

NGSI can be used at different levels of granularity, allowing the publish-subscribe pattern at different FI-WARE software levels to maintain context persistence and consistency.

Use Case Project (UCP) teams are currently experimenting with the first releases of the FI-WARE Platform GEs, which are available on a testbed to provide early feedback on results of the project. The evolution of the FI-WARE testbed into a FI-WARE Open Innovation Lab, open to third parties for experimentation, is expected in 2013.

"The evolution of the FI-WARE testbed and Open Innovation Lab, together with the solid commitment of the FI-WARE Partners to bring results to the market, will ensure a wide adoption of FI-WARE technologies by the community of developers worldwide," said Juanjo Hierro Chief Architect and Technical Manager at FI-WARE. "Therefore, the usage and the impact of the FI-WARE results exposing the OMA based Next Generation Service Interface are potentially very large."

About FI-WARE
FI-WARE is the cornerstone project of the Future Internet Private Public Partnership (PPP) Program launched by the European Commission. The FI-WARE Project is backed by a solid and bold participation of major industrial players and is aiming at the specification and reference implementation of a standard Core Platform for development of future Internet applications. Preliminary versions of FI-WARE Open Specifications have been published and supported by a first reference implementation of the FI-WARE Platform. For more information see http://www.fi-ware.eu/.

About OMA
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across all geographical boundaries on any bearer network. OMA's specifications support billions of new and existing fixed and mobile terminals across a variety of mobile networks. Driven by the global demand for mobile data services, the member companies of the Open Mobile Alliance support the adoption of new and enhanced information, communication and entertainment solutions. For additional information visit http://www.openmobilealliance.org/.

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) name and logo are registered trademarks of the Open Mobile Alliance Ltd. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks or trade names of their owners.

###

Contact:
Elizabeth Rose
[email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...