NetComm Wireless introduces the OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) enabler to fast track M2M growth

NetComm Wireless introduces the OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) enabler to fast track M2M growth

NetComm Wireless Limited, is pleased to introduce the OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) Enabler which addresses a significantly larger global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market by standardising processes for simple and economical remote management between M2M devices and their management platforms.

NetComm Wireless’ LWM2M client implementation is now ready for field trials following successful interoperability testing with a number of LWM2M servers from different vendors at the recent OMA LWM2M test fest in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) Enabler will bolster large-scale M2M market growth by facilitating lower development and operational costs, greater flexibility, less fragmentation and faster time-to-market through the introduction of a new remote device management protocol that enables greater interoperability between M2M devices and M2M remote management servers and platforms. The new standard is suitable for the whole M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) market, providing support for remote device management and simple M2M application management using the same solution.

Designed to meet the remote management needs of resource constrained devices such as temperature or fluid level sensors that need to run at a low cost, LWM2M will be of particular benefit in areas where M2M solutions must be deployed at minimal cost to ensure sustainable business models and viable mass deployments.

David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless said:

“LWM2M is essential for overcoming the obstacles of an inflexible M2M landscape and will bring about a much needed move away from today’s fragmented and proprietary solutions.”

“Interoperability testing in Dusseldorf has shown NetComm Wireless to have the most advanced implementation on the device side and we are pleased to be among the first to introduce M2M devices that work with any LWM2M management platform to unleash the full potential of wireless M2M and IoT.”

The OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) Enabler transfers a minimal amount of data between devices and their management platforms, using any network, to improve the practicality and reduce operational cost of M2M in areas such as smart cities, smart homes, smart metering, tracking, industry and agriculture. The new device management protocol overcomes the constraints of high development costs, proprietary limitations and scalability by offering standardised device management as well as a small central processing unit and memory footprint and simplified M2M application development.

Although the use cases differ, remote communication, configuration and control capabilities are a central requirement for any M2M deployment. The new protocol significantly drives down the cost and complexity of carrying out critical device management tasks such as: bootstrapping and registration, firmware updates, remote configuration, parameter retrieval, event notifications, remote diagnostics and remote reboot.

Lightweight M2M key benefits:

  • Modern architectural design will appeal to software developers
  • A data model that is extensible to enable any kind of M2M service
  • Designed with the resource constraints of M2M devices in mind to enable low-cost devices
  • Builds on an Internet-style protocol called CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) which is highly optimized for M2M services
  • Efficient state-of-the-art security based on DTLS
  • Can be used across any type of network
NetComm Wireless will showcase its latest technologies at Mobile World Congress 2015, 2-5 March in Barcelona, Spain. Visit us at Hall 2, booth 2B19MR; and see a live demonstration at the OMA exhibit in the App Planet Hall 8.1, stand K52.

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