OCF 1.0 ratified by ISO/IEC JTC 1 as secure IoT interoperability protocol

November 27, 2018 Brandon Lewis

BEAVERTON, OR. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) announced that its OCF 1.0 specification has been ratified by the ISO/IEC’s Joint Technical Committee for ICT standardization as an international standard for IoT interoperability. The OCF standard will be published as ISO/IEC 30118 (Parts 1-6).

OCF 1.0 provides an open IoT communications platform and bridging specification that allows connected devices to communicate regardless of form factor, OS, provider, transport technology, or ecosystem.

“Achieving this recognition reinforces OCF’s contribution to the global IoT community to solve the interoperability gap between devices, supported by the development of ISO/IEC 30118 standardization and OCF-certified devices in the coming years,” says John Park, Executive Director of OCF.

OCF also plans to submit its OCF 2.0 specification to ISO/IEC JTC 1 for ratification later this year. OCF 2.0 adds a security framework based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and cloud management to a cloud-native network protocol.

For more information on OCF’s secure interoperability framework and open source implementations visit https://openconnectivity.org/blog/ocf-2-0-specification-securing-the-internet-of-things and https://openconnectivity.org/blog/iotivity-vs-iotivity-lite-two-paths-ocf-certification, respectively.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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