The use of networked sensors and actuators is increasing at a rapid pace. This increase leads to an increasing amount of data, increasing heterogeneity of devices, data formats and measurement procedures. The management of the sensor and routing nodes and the valorisation of the corresponding amount of data is a major challenge today. Recently, a number of vertical Internet of Things (IoT) solutions have been developed for certain domains such as smart buildings, cities, healthcare, logistics, transport, etc. Major players in this market include IoTivity (Intel + partners), AgileIoT (Huawei), AllJoyn (Qualcomm), Homekit (Apple) and Brillo (Google). However, in order not to be trapped in these systems, open standards are necessary so that services can run simultaneously on different devices and can be extracted from different providers. Initiatives, including oneM2M as the most promising and broadly defined standard, try to meet this. In addition, there are new communication technologies, known under their commercial names LoRa and Sigfox, that offer interesting opportunities. Consequently, in this project we want to demonstrate how a more powerful and accessible IoT can be achieved through oneM2M-driven service standardization and an ingenious combination of various low-power and low-energy radio technologies and Power Line Communication.
This project is aimed at sensor and product developers, IoT service providers and customers, developers of embedded software and hardware, software and hardware suppliers, mobile application developers, telecom and service providers and network organizations. This is a very diverse target group, in which small players and starters are well represented. We will work with a user group consisting of at least 20 members, which is representative of the intended target group. However, through the workshops and the concluding seminar we wish to reach at least 50 unique companies or institutions. At the end of the project, a minimum of 2 demonstrators will have been developed and evaluated to clarify the operation and usefulness of the oneM2M technology and the combination of radio and communication technologies. After the first year of the project, at least 2 workshops will be organized during which knowledge about the integration of these technologies will flow. At the final seminar, the completed demonstrators will be shown and the accompanying manuals will be made available. Thanks to the support of the network organizations Agoria, Wireless Community of IMEC, DSP Valley, IoTBe and Vlakwa, the developed knowledge can flow to a wide audience from high-tech to less technology-driven SMEs. This project contributes to increasing connectivity and interoperability, which offers the possibility to approach a broad market, and consequently leads to higher sales and profit. A recent study shows that interoperability can lead to more than $ 4.4 trillion in profit on a global IoT market of $ 11.1 trillion by 2025. In addition, we want to demonstrate that energy consumption and costs can be drastically reduced by making the appropriate combination of the most suitable radio and communication technologies.