Eclipse Foundation M2M Working Group Announces New Members
Ottawa, Canada – December 12, 2013 – The Eclipse Foundation, the host of the Eclipse M2M Working Group, is pleased to welcome three new companies as members of the working group. 2lemetry, Bitreactive, and M2M Alliance have all joined the working group to participate in building a collaborative M2M and IoT community. These companies join existing members Aexeda, Eurotech, ibh Consulting, IBM, and Sierra Wireless.
The Eclipse M2M Working Group is a collaboration among organizations to create open source software that will become the building blocks for the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) industry. The current technology used in the M2M and IoT industry is often closed and proprietary, making it difficult to create solutions that easily integrate and interoperate. The working group’s objective is to build a set of frameworks, protocol implementations, and tools to help developers quickly build IoT and M2M applications. All members of the working group currently build commercial products, services, and solutions for the M2M and IoT industry.
The new members include these companies.
- 2lemetry, based in Denver, Colorado, has developed an IoT platform that makes it easy for companies to connect, control and manage devices – regardless of the type of device, the language (protocol) of the device, or its location around the globe. The platform supports proprietary protocols, as well as standard protocols like MQTT, CoAP, STOMP, and M3DA. Furthermore, the 2lemetry platform allows for intercommunication between protocols, which is unique in the IoT space. 2lemetry is also contributing to Paho project around objective-c and MQTT.
- Bitreative, based in Trondheim, Norway, makes the Reactive Blocks SDK, which allows developers to easily build highly concurrent and event-driven systems for IoT and M2M applications. Reactive Blocks integrates with the Eclipse Java IDE and makes M2M technologies like MQTT and Eclipse Kura available as building blocks, which can be plugged together graphically.
- M2M Alliance, based in Aachen, Germany, is the world’s largest M2M industry association dedicated to the promotion of M2M technologies and solutions. The M2M Alliance and Eclipse M2M will collaborate to promote open standards and open source technologies for the M2M industry.
The Eclipse M2M community includes 11 different open source projects. The technology created in these projects is freely available for individual and commercial use under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). Individuals and companies are invited to use the technology and contribute to the ongoing development. Organizations are also invited to join the Eclipse M2M Working Group.
Eclipse M2M is a special theme at the upcoming EclipseCon conference, March 17-20, 2014 in San Francisco. An entire day will be devoted to sessions and discussions on the Eclipse M2M projects. The Eclipse Foundation is also hosting an MQTT Interoperability Testing Day on March 17 at the same location.
More information about Eclipse M2M are available at m2m.eclipse.org.
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