Dell, Intel and Samsung form internet of things partnership

8 Jul 2014

Tech giants Dell, Intel and Samsung have formed a partnership to standardise the process of creating household products and devices capable of working through the internet of things.

Known as the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), the partnership is also supported by a number of other electronics and internet component manufacturers, such as Amtel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and LG Electronics, Reuters reported.

The reason for this standardisation is to address the issue of an increase in the number of devices that will be incompatible with each other as more companies become involved in the internet of things.

While other similar groups already exist, such as AllSeen, the new consortium also hopes to offer increased security, which these companies feel is not covered.

The first OIC open-source code is expected to target the specific requirements of a smart home, whereby the specifications could make it simple to remotely control and receive notifications from smart home appliances or enterprise devices using securely provisioned smartphones, tablets or PCs.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic