SK Telecom, the nation’s top mobile carrier, announced on Jan. 7 (local time) that it successfully demonstrated cooperation between different Internet of Things (IoT) standards, including the one-machine-to-machine (oneM2M) and open interconnect consortium (OIC), at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas.
SK Telecom partnered with Samsung Electronics, the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Axstone and U.S. semiconductor manufacturer Atmel for the tech fair. For the demonstration, the five parties used "ThingPlug," SK Telecom's IoT platform developed based on the oneM2M standard, Samsung Electronics' OIC home appliances such as refrigerators and TVs, Atmel's sensor and lighting development kit and a gateway developed by KETI and Axstone.
They succeeded in controlling home appliances with the smartphone by networking services based on heterogeneous IoT standards. This was the first time networking the oneM2M and OIC.
SK Telecom has developed and commercialized its own standard ThingPlug by applying the oneM2M. The oneM2M is the global standard established by the world’s mobile carriers, and has strength in supporting mobile communication between remotely located devices. The OIC is the standard introduced by manufacturers in the home appliance and semiconductor sectors, including Samsung Electronics and Intel, and it supports seamless communication between devices in close proximity to each other.
The company said, “This demonstration can be the starting point for connecting diverse IoT standards around the world.” Since there are currently no global standards that lead IoT technology, many organizations for standardization are carrying out research and development based on their own strong points.