International Data Corporation expects the installed base of the Internet of Things will be approximately 212 billion “things” globally by the end of 2020. This is expected to include 30.1 billion installed “connected (autonomous)” things. Today, these devices are connecting to each other using multiple, and often incompatible approaches.
The members of the Open Interconnect Consortium believe that in order to achieve this scale, the industry will need both the collaboration of the open source community and industry standards to drive interoperability of these devices.
The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) will seek to define a common communication framework based on industry standard technologies to wirelessly connect and intelligently manage the flow of information among devices, regardless of form factor, operating system or service provider.
OIC is the sponsor for the IoTivity Project, an open source software framework enabling seamless device-to-device connectivity to address the emerging needs of the Internet of Things.