The M2M/IoT standards initiative oneM2M has chosen the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) as the initial Registry Management Authority for an Application Identifier (App-ID) Registry powered by iconectiv.
In this role, ATIS, in co-ordination with iconectiv, will oversee the market launch and availability of the oneM2M App-ID Registry. The Registry is designed to enable delivery of globally unique software application identifiers based upon oneM2M specifications and application identifier management to support developers and enterprises within industry verticals.
With the rapid growth in oneM2M solutions across industry verticals, there is an explosion of applications and devices that need to interoperate within and across service provider networks. This has created a critical need for unique identification of software applications to ensure seamless interconnection with devices and networks for service delivery.
The current use of non-standard identifiers and proprietary formats for identifying software applications makes interconnection extremely difficult. It also prevents effective tracking and reporting necessary for service fulfilment and billing.
The oneM2M App-ID Registry is designed to solve the problem by providing a central source for application registrations and subsequent lookups. The registry enables:
• Generation of unique standards-based identifiers
• Centralised App-ID data management through a robust, fault-tolerant registry
• Processing of thousands of concurrent transactions.
With the establishment of the oneM2M App-ID Registry, key security processes can utilise App-IDs to streamline oneM2M deployments across service provider and vendor platforms. Clearly defining the oneM2M applications paves the way for industry-wide interoperability, where all players understand exactly which applications are running within their respective domains.
The new oneM2M App-ID Registry is targeted for public launch in December 2015.