OMA Releases TestFest Results, Sets Targets for LwM2M 1.1

by OMA | Thursday, June 8, 2017

San Diego, CA – June 8, 2017 – The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced that results of the May 2017 OMA LightweightM2M (LwM2M) TestFest hosted by Smith Micro in Pittsburgh, PA are now available to the public online at the OMA GitHub page. In meetings collocated with the TestFest, OMA’s Device Management Working Group set development and timeline targets for the next release of LwM2M.

During the TestFest event, 31 engineers from 12 companies tested 8 clients and 9 servers using the LwM2M protocol. Companies testing their implementations included ARM, AVSystem, Centero, Ericsson, Gemalto, Huawei, InterDigital, IoTerop, MDS Technology, Nokia, Telit, and Smith Micro Software.   This was the first TestFest since the OMA Board of Directors approved the popular LightweightM2M (LwM2M) version 1.0 specification’s move from Candidate Release status to Approved Release status, denoting the specification’s maturity and feature freeze for version 1.0. The TestFest was the fifth event sponsored by OMA allowing companies to test their LwM2M clients and servers. Results of the TestFest event are available online at: https://github.com/OpenMobileAlliance/OMA_LwM2M_for_Developers/wiki/2017-May-TestFest-Results.

“As a long-time OMA member and an active supporter of the organization’s wireless standards, Smith Micro was proud to host both the LwM2M TestFest and Device Management Working Group in May,” David Sperling, Chief Technology Officer of Smith Micro Software, said. “Having spent the last few years building out our own IoT device management solution using LwM2M, it was an invaluable opportunity for our development team to test and validate interoperability with other LwM2M implementations.”

The OMA Device Management (DM) Working Group, in charge of all aspects of the LwM2M protocol, held an interim face-to-face meeting co-located with the TestFest. This gave TestFest participants developing product with LwM2M the opportunity to give feedback directly to the group defining the protocol in real time as they tested their products and services.

“Collocating the DM Working Group activities with the LwM2M TestFest enables a positive atmosphere between the standards setting group and developers, which is vital in creating a robust specification,” said Padmakumar Subramani (Nokia), Chairman of OMA’s Device Management Working Group. “OMA has produced a set of tools and practices to not only help users implement the LwM2M specification, but also to allow them to provide feedback on the specification. This ensures we are creating workable standards for quick adoption into the market.”

During the DM Working Group sessions, delegates from OMA member companies came together to define the development timeline for the next generation of LightweightM2M, LwM2M v1.1. With publication expected in Q1 of 2018, LwM2M 1.1 will include additional security features, extensions for new low power WAN technologies, additional performance optimizations, and support for new IoT use cases. Additional information on LwM2M 1.1 features, timeline, and opportunities to contribute can be found at http://openmobilealliance.org/in-the-news/what-is-next-for-lightweightm2m-lwm2m.

The LwM2M 1.0 specification is experiencing rapid uptake in the IoT market with companies deploying LwM2M worldwide. OMA members’ products and services using LwM2M include ARM mbed IoT Device Platform, AT&T IoT solutions, AVSystem’s Coiote Platform, Ericsson’s Dynamic Digital Interaction (DDI), Gemalto modules, Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT Platform, IoTerop’s IOWA LwM2M commercial stack and SensorHub, Microsoft’s Azure, Nokia’s IMPACT IoT Platform, Sierra Wireless’ modules, gateways and IoT platform, Telit IoT Platform and IoT Modules, u-blox SARA-R4 Series and more.

About LightweightM2M (LwM2M)

LightweightM2M (LwM2M) is a device management protocol designed for sensor networks and the demands of a machine-to-machine (M2M) environment. With LwM2M, OMA has responded to market demand for a common standard for managing lightweight and low power devices on a variety of networks making up the Internet of Things (IoT).

About Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

OMA is the leading industry forum for developing market driven, interoperable mobile service enablers. OMA was formed by the world’s leading mobile operators, device and network suppliers, information technology companies, and content providers as the industry focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications. OMA is a non-profit organization that delivers open specifications supporting the billions of new and existing terminals operating across traditional cellular operator networks and emerging networks supporting machine-to-machine communications for the Internet of Things (IoT). New work in OMA is leading to the development of next generation mobile services in areas such as Device Management, LBS, IoT, APIs and more. See www.openmobilealliance.org.

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