CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation have become partners in oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
As contributing “Type 2” partners, both CEN and CENELEC can now influence oneM2M specifications and help raise awareness of oneM2M in the industry. The significant inclusion of both organisations into oneM2M’s standards development process will further extend its European presence and reach into the industries which use the IoT, driving forward interoperable solutions for the IoT market.
CEN and CENELEC are two of the European Standardisation Organisations, the other being ETSI, officially recognised by the European Union. They provide a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications across a wide range of sectors. Their work helps protect consumers, facilitate cross-border trade, encourage innovation and technological development, and guarantee product interoperability.
Friedrich Smaxwil, CEN President, said: “CEN is very pleased to become a partner of oneM2M and we look forward to collaborating with all the members and partners of this initiative to develop state-of-the-art standards.
“Increasingly, digital technologies are being integrated into products and services in sectors where CEN and its members have been active for many years – from energy and transport to healthcare and security services. We look forward to using this knowledge and expertise to contribute to the development of standards in the fields of M2M and IoT."
Bernhard Thies, CENELEC President said: “Becoming a partner of oneM2M offers exciting opportunities for CENELEC and its members because we can cooperate with stakeholders from around the world and keep up-to-date with all the latest technologies and innovations in the fields of M2M and IoT.
“So we look forward to getting involved in the oneM2M initiative, while at the same time continuing to develop our cooperation with the other European Standardisation Organizations (CEN and ETSI) and our collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).”
CEN and CENELEC are the latest partners to join oneM2M. In doing so, they ensure that the industrial users of IoT technologies will have a direct input into the development of standards for the sector, as well as helping promote oneM2M to industries such as telematics and intelligent transportation, healthcare, utilities, industrial automation, and smart homes.
oneM2M provides the global standards backbone needed for industries to adopt IoT and M2M technologies. oneM2M standards are jointly developed and published by standards bodies in China, Europe, India, Japan, South Korea and North America.
Fran O’Brien Cisco, chairman of oneM2M’s Steering Committee, said: “CEN and CENELEC develop important European Standards in their respective sectors, which address a broad cross-section of the industry. They also cooperate closely with ISO and the IEC. We are delighted to have both organisations on board and look forward to working with our new colleagues to further progress the goals and objectives of oneM2M.”