data centerOne of the organizations aiming to establish global industry standards in the fast growing world of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections and the Internet of Things (IoT) is taking shape. ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) and iconectiv on July 7 announced they are taking on leadership roles in the development of the new Application Identifier (App-ID) Registry for oneM2M.

OneM2M is a global standards initiative for M2M communications and IoT. ATIS, a founding member, is to oversee the launch of the oneM2M App-ID Registry, which among other things entails ensuring that unique registered App-IDs based on oneM2M’s specifications are available to developers, ATIS explains in a press release.

The OneM2M App-ID Registry
The oneM2M App-ID Registry is due for launch this December. ATIS has been named as the sole App-ID Registry Management Authority. ATIS, in turn, has contracted iconectiv to establish and maintain the platform and service, including creating the underlying database that is to issue App-IDs and otherwise support and manage it.

M2M and IoT applications spanning a wide variety of industry sectors are expected to be registered on the oneM2M App-ID Registry. Among others, these range from e-health and telemedicine to industrial automation and home automation.

M2M and IoT applications registered on the oneM2M App-ID Registry will be assigned a unique identifier along with supporting information about them. The goal of the unique App-IDs is to ensure interoperability of oneM2M applications across platforms and devices, as well as interconnection of applications with networks and services.

“ATIS sees its role as the oneM2M Management Authority as vital to ensuring oneM2M’s consensus-driven specifications are put into use to enable connectivity for the Internet of Things,” ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller was quoted as saying. “This role also potentially lays groundwork for leveraging our registry management capabilities and expanding them to cover a fuller range of M2M and NFV applications.”

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