Chordant today announced a collaboration with Orange, the French multinational telecommunications company, on oneM2M based IoT device management (DM) applications. This solution -- showcased at the ETSI IoT Week from October 22-24 in Sophia Antipolis, France -- demonstrates how a lightweight DM application can run on constrained IoT devices such as the Atmel, Arduino or Adafruit. Constrained IoT devices have lower memory and processing power and are designed to ensure efficient operation and a long battery life. Through this solution, constrained devices can still be managed by mobile network operators such as Orange. For example, mobile operators can manage communication order giving the priority to critical healthcare or public safety data over the less critical parking space information.

Device management, sitting at the core of all wireless networks, allows remote functions such as firmware updates and other capabilities to be handled reliably and efficiently.

This key feature of Chordant’s 3GPP-compliant Service Capability Server (SCS) includes support for open standards protocols and implementations like oneM2M, the Lightweight M2M protocol from Open Mobile Alliance (OMA LWM2M), and the Broadband Forum's User Services Platform (BBF USP). "This solution shows how a constrained IoT device could be provisioned, highlighting the lightweight programming efficiencies,” said Mika Rasinkangas, president of Chordant. "Furthermore, this framework enables an application to be developed and tested on a development platform like Raspberry Pi and then easily ported to commercial IoT devices."

Chordant will also provide opportunities for ETSI IoT Week attendees to explore its other innovations including:

  • A testing framework based on an open source oneM2M sensor software and hosted on a cellular platform defined by the oneM2M Alliance.
  • Chordant’s oneM2M compliant SCS interworking with Definition Networks 3GPP Release 15 compliant Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF).
  • Presentation by Bob Flynn, Member of the Technical Staff at Chordant, on how oneM2M implements capabilities for cellular IoT devices that ensure efficient network operations according to GSMA guidelines.


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