IoT Terrain Is Still Shifting

DN Staff

March 16, 2015

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IoT Terrain Is Still Shifting

The landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT) has become complex and will only get more complicated. Competing platforms are still evolving and pathways to interoperability between them need to be built, according to insiders familiar with the terrain.

"At this point you have several competing technologies and a lot of it has to do with how the user interacts with devices, said Michael Anderson, chief scientist at PTR Group, an engineering and marketing services company.

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Anderson will review the emerging landscape at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston and Silicon Valley, giving engineers guidance on directions for their IoT products. That's helpful given how hard vendors are beating the drum for competing platforms such as Thread from Google's Nest group and two competing Linux Consortium efforts -- IoTivity from a group led by Intel and AllSeen promoted by Qualcomm.

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"I'll talk about the pros and cons of various frameworks, where they came from and who's behind them and draw the landscape if you are interested in setting a product direction that's interoperable," said Anderson.

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