The Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) announced on April 27 that they conduct a three-day interoperability test for an international standard Internet of Things (IoT) protocol. The test is scheduled to cover the CoAP and the LWM2M adopted by the oneM2M.
The CoAP can be defined as a Web-based standard protocol for use in a limited node or network for the IoT. The LWM2M means standards for the management of IoT devices and equipment.
M2M communications has required protocol change for service networking so far, since manufacturers and service providers have used different protocols. A typical example of it is TV remote controllers that cannot be used with TV sets manufactured by different companies. However, the development of the standard protocols defined by oneM2M is expected to remove the inconvenience while shortening the length of time and cost taken for service development.
“We are expecting that the international interoperability test will accelerate the development of the standards so that the domestic IoT market and services can be revitalized,” the ETRI explained, adding, “Also, we hope that our cooperation with domestic manufacturers and colleges will increase the presence of Korea in the international IoT market.”