First IoT platform on OGC SensorThings API released

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SensorUp has rolled out what is claimed to be the first IoT platform based on Open Geospatial Consortium SensorThings API, allowing IoT companies and developers to formulate standards-compliant IoT products and services.

Standards-compliance is a key feature in the IoT as it ensures exchange of data between disparate sensors. There are several use cases that benefit from such integration. For instance, a fitness band can be connected to a calorie intake app while municipalities located close together can better manage a disaster by sharing real-time sensor information.

Dr. Steve Liang, editor of the OGC SensorThings API standard specification, and globally recognised Internet of Things expert, commented: “When proprietary, black-box platforms are used, there is a very real possibility that the platform will be discontinued, at which point developers and vendors would have to re-start, often from scratch. This wastes time and resources that most companies would rather spend elsewhere.”

IoT users are shielded from vendor lock-in when utilising a standards-based IoT platform and developers can build IoT applications, or connect IoT devices, without concerns about a platform becoming outdated. As a result, using a platform based on open standards ensures longer product life cycles.

The launch of the platform was undertaken at the GeoInt 2016 Symposium in Florida.

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