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EnOcean Alliance, Open Interconnect Consortium Enter Partnership

The collaboration will work to establish interoperable connectivity for the Internet of Things.

The EnOcean Alliance and the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) have entered a new liaison agreement to collaborate on interoperable connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). It is also working to establish wireless building controls with other IoT organizations.

The OIC has developed a connectivity framework to help developers get their products to market quickly. It works horizontally across IoT segments and provides a common solution for smart home, industrial, health care industries.

The EnOcean Alliance is working to improve energy harvesting capabilities in wireless devices based on the EnOcean standard. With these standards, devices can work without batteries and can have maintenance-free, eco-friendly operation.

“Interoperability is a major task for the EnOcean Alliance. From the very beginning, we built a community with the goal to have products from different vendors communicate with each other. With the explosive growth of the IoT space, interoperability can no longer be limited to one organization. It needs to be expanded to all control standards out there on the market. The OIC consequently pursues this goal by creating not only standard-crossing but industry-crossing interoperability. It’s great that we can now integrate IoTivity with the EnOcean ecosystem into this future-shaping framework. I’m looking forward to a vital know-how exchange and solutions, which will open up new connectivity possibilities,” says Graham Martin, chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.

For more information, visit the Open Interconnect Consortium and EnOcean Alliance.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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