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Tetra Project: "Horizontal IoT" Towards a more powerful internet of things (IoT) with oneM2M driven service standardization and an ingenious combination of various low-power radio technologies (IWTTETRA4)

The use of networked sensors and actuators increases 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, health care, 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in these systems, open standards are necessary so that services can simultaneously run on different devices and can be withdrawn from different providers. Initiatives, including oneM2M as the most promising and broadly defined standard, try to accommodate this. In addition, there are new communication technologies, known under their commercial names LoRa and Sigfox, which offer interesting opportunities. As a result, we want to demonstrate in this project how a more powerful and more accessible IoT can be achieved through standardized service with oneM2M and an ingenious combination of various low-power and low-energy radio technologies and Power Line Communications. This project is aimed at sensor and product developers, IoT service providers and customers, developers of embedded soft- 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 final seminar we wish to reach at least some 50 unique companies or institutions. At the end of the project, a minimum of 2 demonstrators will be elaborated 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 on which knowledge flows about the integration of these technologies. At the final seminar, the finished demonstrators are shown and the accompanying manuals are made available. Thanks to the support of the network organizations Agoria, Wireless Community of IMEC, DSP Valley, IoTBe and Vlakwa, the knowledge developed can flow to a broad 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 turnover and profit. A recent study1 shows that interoperability can lead to more than 4.4 trillion dollars of profit on a worldwide IoT market of 11.1 trillion dollars, counted up to 2025. We also want to show that energy consumption and costs can be drastically reduced. by making the appropriate combination of the most suitable radio and communication technologies.
Date:1 Jan 2017  →  31 Dec 2018