First IoT platform on OGC SensorThings API released
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platform and developers can build IoT applications, or connect IoT devices, without concerns about a platform becoming outdated.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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