Business Wire

Key Appliance Manufacturers and Open Connectivity Foundation Commit to Advancement of Interoperable, Secure IoT Device Ecosystem

Del

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), a leading open Internet of Things (IoT) standards body, today at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany announce together with the appliance manufacturers, Electrolux, Haier, LG Electronics, and Samsung Electronics, a novel effort to advance interoperability within the IoT ecosystem and establish seamless and secure connected device experiences. In addition. OCF is introducing an enhanced public key infrastructure (PKI) security model and secure cloud management capabilities, further strengthening secure interoperability among the consortium’s 400-plus member ecosystem.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180830005515/en/

(Left to Right) Dr. Matthew Perry, OCF Chairman, Dr. I.P. Park, President and Chief Technology Offic ...

(Left to Right) Dr. Matthew Perry, OCF Chairman, Dr. I.P. Park, President and Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics, Dr. Hyogun Lee, Head of Engineering, Samsung Electronics, Wenting Yu, Chief Operating Officer, Haier U+, Jan Brockmann, Chief Operations Officer, Electrolux (Photo: Business Wire)

The industry’s lack of a comprehensive compatibility program coupled with the unbounded growth of IoT is widening the gap created by compatibility challenges and limits the full potential of IoT among consumer, enterprise and automotive users. With the introduction of an enhanced PKI security model and secure cloud management capabilities, OCF is committed to closing this gap, envisioning a highly secure and open interoperable device ecosystem in which manufacturers are working together to establish a unified standard for developers, end users and everyone in-between.

"With security and integration being quoted as top key challenges across organizations deploying IoT, according to the latest IDC IoT European survey, a unified approach towards interoperability and secured connected devices like the one announced by the OCF today is certainly welcome. It should help reassure organizations in their current and future IoT plans of these vendors’ intentions to address their key concerns," said Marta Munoz, Research Director, IDC EMEA.

Furthermore, Electrolux, Haier, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics endorse OCF as Diamond Members, as the leading IoT standard technology and certification program, spearheading OCF’s mission to close the IoT compatibility gap and resolve the practical pain points experienced within the greater industry and OCF ecosystem, itself comprised of a range of IoT service and solutions providers, chip makers and device manufacturers from diverse markets including consumer electronics, enterprise, healthcare, home automation, industrial and wearables.

As industry leaders within the worldwide smart home devices market, which is forecasted to ship 549.5 million devices overall in 2018, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker1, Electrolux, Haier, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics are striving for offering a wave of interoperable OCF-Certified products and solutions in 2019. The vision is that this momentum will progress into 2020 and beyond in a second wave of OCF-Certified products headed by OCF’s 400-member strong ecosystem, underpinning OCF’s ongoing development of cutting-edge, open IoT compatibility standards, including the reference implementation code called IoTivity, hosted by the Linux Foundation.

"The support we have seen from Electrolux, Haier, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics underscores the importance of OCF’s vision for broad interoperability in a quickly expanding ecosystem of IoT services, devices and solutions,” said Dr. Matthew Perry, Chairman of OCF. “We’re excited to see that these companies are working to realize the full potential of IoT, delivering an IoT standard that the industry has long been asking for.”

In addition, OCF is advancing the connected user experience with the addition of a PKI security model and cloud management capabilities, arming manufacturers, developers and the greater connected ecosystem with the tools they need to establish a secure, flexible and reliable end-user experience.

The cloud management capabilities enable a user to register multi-vendor devices to his/her account for cloud services and remotely monitor and control the devices, wherever they are, using a single mobile application. The addition of PKI to OCF’s framework equips manufacturers with the ability to establish immutable, attestable and unique trust between OCF-Certified devices. Using a set of certificates to identify and authenticate the origin of a device, the opportunity for device fraud and other data risks are significantly diminished.

Through an authenticated portal incorporating PKI and cloud management capabilities, OCF offers users a single pane of glass view of all OCF-Certified IoT devices within their network and access to cloud-based services, such as home security and energy management, remotely and at the tips of their fingers.

“Security continues to be a top priority for manufacturers and developers alike, and the addition of PKI and cloud management capabilities into OCF’s core framework builds upon the most critical piece of device interoperability – identity,” said Brian Scriber, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs, Chair, Security Working Group, OCF. “OCF is actively making strides to bring a higher level of security to consumer electronics and establish a fortified connected ecosystem for end users and businesses alike.”

To learn more about OCF’s secure interoperability framework, visit our blogs:

About Open Connectivity Foundation

The Open Connectivity Foundation is dedicated to ensuring secure interoperability for consumers, businesses and industries by delivering a standard communications platform, a bridging specification, an open source implementation and a certification program allowing devices to communicate regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider, transport technology or ecosystem. OCF and its Diamond Members believe that secure and reliable device discovery and connectivity is a foundational component to enable IoT. Learn more.

(1) IDC, “Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker,” August 2018

Member Quotes:

“Electrolux strongly believes in the importance of secure interoperability between appliances, providing consumers with peace of mind to use products of various brands in their smart home ecosystem. The OCF is a key initiative to realize this vision and unlock the potential of the Internet of Things,” said Jan Brockmann, Chief Operations Officer, Electrolux Group.

“Haier U+ is in full support of OCF’s effort on delivering open and unified specifications, implementation and certification. OCF grows IoT market by enabling the multi-vendor interoperability. Haier U+ will take advantage of the mechanism offered by OCF bringing our customers better user experience”, said Wenting Yu, COO, Haier U+.

“At LG, we are integrating AI into a diverse portfolio of everyday products in the home, on the road, and in the office,” said I.P. Park, Chief Technology Officer, LG Electronics. “We’re pleased to use OCF as a common industry standard of IoT for helping customers realize the benefits of a seamless and intelligent connected life.”

“Samsung sees the OCF is the key to integrate current fragmented market and make various systems from multi-vendors interoperable,” said Hyogun Lee, EVP and Head of Engineering, Samsung Electronics. “We are happy to collaborate with other OCF members as well as our partners to provide seamless and intelligent IoT experiences to consumers through the OCF.”

Contact information

for Open Connectivity Foundation
Sierra Dowling, 1-415-856-5178
OCFPR@blancandotus.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

American Airlines Announces Nonstop Philadelphia (PHL) to Orlando Melbourne (MLB)21.9.2018 22:13Pressemelding

Glorious beaches by day and theme park fireworks by night just got more convenient for Philadelphia travelers. American Airlines announced today that it will begin nonstop flights to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) starting February 16, 2019. The Central Florida airport is conveniently located in the heart of the tourism region and is the closest airport to NASA rocket launches, Port Canaveral’s cruises and what critics call “some of the most beautiful beaches Florida has to offer.” The flights will depart Saturdays from Philadelphia at 8:05 a.m., arriving in Florida at 10:48 a.m. The Embraer 175 jet arrival time syncs perfectly with cruise ship noon early boarding. Melbourne Airport Express offers nonstop shuttle service to the port, and all major rental car companies are onsite. The return flight to PHL departs at 11:24 a.m. and arrives in PHL at 1:55 p.m., with enough time to connect to some of American’s largest international destinations, including recently announced

Amy Palladino Joins BCW as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Corporate Practice21.9.2018 17:43Pressemelding

BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, today announced that Amy Palladino has joined the agency as Executive Vice President, Managing Director in the agency’s U.S. Corporate Practice. Based in New York, Palladino will focus on senior client counsel and executive positioning for the agency’s largest corporate clients. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180921005507/en/ Amy Palladino Joins BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) “Amy is a talented and highly experienced communications executive with a track record of solving clients’ complex challenges and building business through smart, integrated communications approaches,” said Chris Foster, President, North America, BCW. “Her creativity and judgement will be enormously valuable to our current and prospective clients.” Palladino has more than 20 years of experience advising global clients across numerous industries, including technology, healthcar

Heidelberg Engineering Announces the CE-Marking of ANTERION21.9.2018 16:41Pressemelding

Heidelberg Engineering, the leader in diagnostic imaging known for the internationally-acclaimed SPECTRALIS ® retina and glaucoma platform, announces the CE-marking of ANTERION ® – an innovative platform designed to transform anterior segment diagnostics and workflow. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180921005442/en/ The new Heidelberg Engineering ANTERION® provides the most important anterior segment examinations and measurements in one modular, upgradeable platform. (Graphic: Business Wire) The new ANTERION provides the most important anterior segment examinations and measurements in one modular, upgradeable platform. It is a single, workflow-efficient solution that brings together corneal topography and tomography, anterior segment metrics, axial length measurement and IOL calculation to transform the day-to-day routine of busy practices and clinics. Heidelberg Engineering has leveraged its core OCT technolo

Florian Winterstein Becomes New CEO of Jedox21.9.2018 15:46Pressemelding

The supervisory board of Jedox AG, a leading vendor of business intelligence and enterprise planning software, has appointed Florian Winterstein as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective October 2, 2018. This nomination will support Jedox’s international growth and a new development phase initiated by its latest fund raising in April 2018 with Iris Capital, eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG and Wecken & Cie. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180921005416/en/ Florian Winterstein (Photo: Business Wire) With 25 years of experience in strategy consulting and leadership in software and service organizations, Winterstein brings to the company a valuable combination of expertise in cloud solutions, business development, and value creation for customers and partners. As former Chief Strategy Officer of BravoSolution, he positioned the software-as-a-service company as trendsetting digitalization partner, extending it

Takeda Receives Positive CHMP Opinion Recommending ALUNBRIG® (brigatinib) for the Treatment of ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Patients Previously Treated with Crizotinib21.9.2018 13:30Pressemelding

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending the full approval of ALUNBRIG® (brigatinib) as a monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) previously treated with crizotinib. ALUNBRIG is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) designed to target and inhibit the ALK mutation in NSCLC. Approximately three to five percent of NSCLC patients globally have the ALK mutation. If the CHMP opinion is affirmed, and the European Commission approves ALUNBRIG, it will become the only ALK inhibitor available in the European Union as a one tablet per day dose that can be taken with or without food. The randomized, global Phase 2 ALTA trial was designed to investigate the efficacy and safety of ALUNBRIG in patients with locally advanced or metastatic ALK+

Asda Selects HCL Technologies to Help Drive IT Transformation21.9.2018 12:16Pressemelding

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced that it has been selected to help drive IT transformation at the UK’s third-largest grocery retailer, Asda. The three-year application services contract will see HCL transform Asda’s IT Application Services with a new DevOps delivery model to drive data and analytics and support back-office applications through the full lifecycle of development, testing and support. HCL will also build a central data management platform to enable Asda to improve its insight and analytics capabilities. Asda operates more than 600 stores across the UK, employing over 135,000 people. Asda wanted to adopt a more agile approach towards application development and testing. This would allow the company to respond faster to business requirements and reduce time to market, while driving better user experience and satisfaction. HCL was selected due to its extensive expertise in successfully delivering similar large scale IT transformati