Open Interconnect Consortium Announces New Members and Standards Milestone

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Open Interconnect Consortium Announces New Members and Standards Milestone

IBM, National Instruments and Others Join Internet of Things Consortium to Achieve Interoperability in the Industry; OIC Specification 0.9.1 Available to Members.

Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium, Inc. (OIC) announced a number of new member organizations, including IBM and National Instruments. New companies and nonprofits that have joined the consortium hail from regions around the world including Argentina, South Korea, North America and Taiwan. They offer products and services in a variety of sectors ranging from manufacturing to education.

Mike Richmond, executive director at the Open Interconnect Consortium, said:

“The OIC’s continued success in adding leading technology companies to our organization highlights the industry’s commitment to ensuring interoperability of the billions of devices. These new members will allow us to further extend our expertise in the industrial sector as we look to drive standards for the internet of things.”

The organizations new to OIC’s membership roster include:

  • IBM
  • INSIDE Secure
  • Kookmin University
  • Micosa, Inc.
  • National Instruments
  • TA-I Technology Co. Ltd
  • TelHoc
  • VU Security

This builds on the OIC announcement of 25 new member organizations across industries and international markets in May.
The OIC is building an open source framework and developing a standard with the goal of defining the connectivity requirements and ensuring interoperability of the billions of devices making up the internet of things.
With this framework, technologies can wirelessly connect and intelligently manage the flow of information among devices, regardless of form factor, operating system or service provider.

Additionally, the OIC specification 0.9.1 and corresponding IoTivity code release are now available. The specification has passed IP review by all member companies and has been approved by the OIC Board of Directors. This specification allows members and industry participants flexibility to develop and certify interoperable products built using any implementation of the framework.

For additional information on membership benefits including access to the specification and how to join the OIC, visit

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