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Does anyone know about standards for device status reporting?

ronnewman
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:41:17 GMT

Are there standard transmission protocols and message formats for devices that want to report their status? If so, is the Internet of Things generally adopting them?

John Layne
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:09:11 GMT

It seems that the IOT standards are all still a mess. Check out: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/07/23/the-iot-standards-war/

ronnewman
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 16:55:35 GMT

At first glance, arggh. However, there actually are listed only two big players, AllSeen and OIC. IBM is covering its bets by investing in both. And AllSeen will be bundled as open source in Windows 10. Meanwhile, as I mentioned at Thursday's meeting, if there's a data bus that takes all inputs, then it should be possible to subscribe to that bus without knowing details of changing standards; and it appears Microsoft has built one of those, though it doesn't mention what inputs it accepts: "There is also a device system bridge, contributed by Microsoft. “The world is filled with other networks,” said DesAutels. The device system bridge provides connectors for proprietary, specialized systems, such as Bacnet and EnOcean."