Montpellier, November 24, 2020—The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) SpecWorks board members, including IoTerop’s David Navarro, AT&T, Ericsson, T-Mobile, ARM, Itron, and Qualcomm officially approved the LwM2M 1.2 specification updates proposed by the OMA’s Device Management working group.
“The LwM2M community of experts focuses on real-world needs and efficiency,” says David Navarro, “LwM2M is ideal for constrained industrial applications, like smart metering, where investment returns come down to extending device lifespans and limiting human interventions. LwM2M 1.2’s improvements result in important energy-efficiency gains.”
LwM2M 1.2 feature highlights:
- State-of-the-art energy-efficient security—Leveraging (D)TLS 1.3 and Connection ID enhances security while reducing the challenges and energy losses of connecting devices over LPWAs like NB-IoT.
- MQTT as a transport protocol—MQTT users can now add LwM2M device management functionality. Inversely, using MQTT as a transport mechanism for LwM2M simplifies connecting to the cloud in some scenarios.
- Single-step device commissioning—Now, bootstrapping a device requires just a single bi-directional session instead of the previous five exchanges, saving time, energy, and other resources.
- Optimized data reporting—LwM2M data-format optimizations shave bytes from each message, increasing energy-efficiency, device lifespan, and return-on-investment (ROI).
“Appreciation of LwM2M’s role continues to mature. LwM2M 1.2 builds upon device management’s dual value propositions of efficiency and interoperability. Standardized device management is increasingly pertinent as deployments grow in size and lifespan, and real costs are better understood,” says Hatem Oueslati IoTerop, CEO and co-founder.
Continuing, “That is why in certain industries and regions, where the larger deployments are already taking place, like smart water metering in Australia, LwM2M is now a de-facto requirement.”
How LwM2M Creates Value
Get IoTerop’s webinar Smart Water Meter Deployments in Australia to see how LwM2M shapes smart metering and other massive IoT markets.
IoTerop’s secure device management services reduce the costs and strategic risks of deploying and operating smart metering and other massive IoT solutions. IoTerop’s software adheres to the Open Mobile Alliance’s Lightweight M2M standard used in hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. IoTerop is an OMA SpecWork’s board member and a significant contributor to the Lightweight M2M standard.
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