As Vice-Chairman of the Focus-Group, eDevice’s CEO Marc Berrebi organized the ITU Focus Group meeting in Bordeaux. Standards are extremely important in the M2M industry and mostly in Healthcare. eDevice is proud to be a contributor to the advancement of standards.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is considered to be a key enabler of applications and services across a broad range of vertical markets (e.g. Healthcare, Logistics, Transport, Utilities and more). A common M2M service layer, agreed at the global level involving stakeholders from the M2M and vertical market communities, would provide a cost-efficient platform, which can be easily deployed in hardware and software, in a multi-vendor environment and across sectors.
The Focus Group on the M2M service layer (FG M2M) will study activities currently undertaken by various standards developing organizations in the field of M2M service layer specifications to identify key requirements for a common M2M service layer.
FG M2M will identify a minimum set of common requirements of vertical markets, focusing initially on the Healthcare market and application programming interfaces (APIs) and protocols supporting e-health applications and services, and draft technical reports in these areas.