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Standards for M2M and the Internet of Things

oneM2M welcomes CEN and CENELEC as new partners

Sophia Antipolis, France, 14 June 2016: oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has welcomed two new partners – CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation. 

As contributing “Type 2” partners, both CEN and CENELEC can now influence oneM2M specifications and help raise awareness of oneM2M in the industry. The significant inclusion of both organisations into oneM2M’s standards development process will further extend its European presence andreach into the industries which use the IoT, driving forward interoperable solutions for the IoT market.

CEN and CENELEC are two of the European Standardisation Organisations, the other being ETSI, officially recognised by the European Union. They provide a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications across a wide range of sectors. Their work helps protect consumers, facilitate cross-border trade, encourage innovation and technological development, and guarantee product interoperability.

Friedrich Smaxwil, CEN President, said, “CEN is very pleased to become a partner of oneM2M, and we look forward to collaborating with all the members and partners of this initiative to develop state-of-the-art standards. Increasingly, digital technologies are being integrated into products and services in sectors where CEN and its members have been active for many years – from energy and transport to healthcare and security services. We look forward to using this knowledge and expertise to contribute to the development of standards in the fields of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT)."

Bernhard Thies, CENELEC President said, “Becoming a partner of oneM2M offers exciting opportunities for CENELEC and its members, because we can cooperate with stakeholders from around the world and keep up-to-date with all the latest technologies and innovations in the fields of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT). So we look forward to getting involved in the oneM2M initiative, while at the same time continuing to develop our cooperation with the other European Standardization Organizations (CEN and ETSI) and our collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).”

CEN and CENELEC are the latest partners to join oneM2M. In doing so, they ensure that the industrial users of IoT technologies will have a direct input into the development of standards for the sector, as well as helping promote oneM2M to industries such as telematics and intelligent transportation, healthcare, utilities, industrial automation, and smart homes.

oneM2M provides the global standards backbone needed for industries to adopt IoT and M2M technologies. oneM2M standards are jointly developed and published by standards bodies in China, Europe, India, Japan, South Korea and North America.

Fran O’Brien Cisco, Chairman of oneM2M’s Steering Committee, said,“CEN and CENELEC develop important European Standards in their respective sectors, which address a broad cross-section of the industry. They also cooperate closely with ISO and the IEC. We are delighted to have both organisations on board and look forward to working with our new colleagues to further progress the goals and objectives of oneM2M.”

 

About oneM2M
oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent ICT standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (North America), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (North America), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with seven industry fora, consortia or standards bodies (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, HGI, Next Generation M2M Consortium, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.

About CEN and CENELEC

CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) are recognized by the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as European Standardization Organizations responsible for developing standards in relation to a wide range of materials, processes, products and services.

The members of CEN and CENELEC are the National Standardization Bodies and National Electrotechnical Committees of 33 European countries. European Standards (ENs) and other standardization deliverables that have been adopted by CEN and CENELEC are accepted and recognized in all of these countries.

European Standards (ENs) are developed through a process of collaboration among experts nominated by business and industry, public authorities, research institutes, consumer and environmental organizations and other stakeholders. When correctly applied, they contribute to enhancing safety, improving performance and quality, facilitating cross-border trade and strengthening the European Single Market.

CEN and CENELEC cooperate with the European Commission to develop and adopt harmonized standards and other deliverables that support the implementation of EU policies and legislation. They work with the research and innovation community to get market access for their innovative solutions, through European standards. They also work to promote the international alignment of standards in the framework of technical cooperation agreements with ISO and the IEC.

CEN-CENELEC website: www.cencenelec.eu

 

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