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TIA Selected Wireless Industry Veteran Bill Conley to Represent It on oneM2M

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TIA Selected Wireless Industry Veteran Bill Conley to Represent It on oneM2M


January 24, 2013

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor

B&B Electronics announced that its company’s product manager, Bill Conley, will represent Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA (News - Alert)) on a newly formed oneM2M Standards Organization. Conley’s TIA presentation, entitled, “A Framework for "Plug and Play" Industrial M2M Solutions” reportedly prompted TIA to expand its focus on the issues relating to M2M certification and deployment.

oneM2M was created with the idea of  developing technical specifications to address the need for a common M2M Service Layer. The organization aims to develop the technical specifications to enable M2M devices to communicate worldwide. As part of the TIA delegation, the wireless expert, Conley made important contributions toward this effort.

As part of a TIA delegate, Conley delivered a presentation, focusing on the need to simplify the cellular network certification process. With an extensive wireless background, Conley tried to convince the industry alliance to focus on identifying standards-based hardware, software and protocols, as well as develop test specifications that could be used in certification. These, he stressed, would be helpful in establishing M2M interoperability.

Device makers and developers encountered a slew of complexities and inconsistencies while certifying M2M devices. The failure to address such problems, users often faces complexities while attaching and using M2M devices on various carrier networks, which Conley’s presentation emphasized.

According to Conley, a common cellular network provisioning and connectivity framework, including a central, industry-supported M2M certification center will, be able to encourage more collaboration between developers and carriers.

“Conley's wireless expertise and his intuition of how carriers and manufacturers can work together will help oneM2M achieve global standards. We are reaching out to bring expertise from many M2M-related market segments to the oneM2M development table, and B&B can help us in vertical markets such as telematics, intelligent transportation, and industrial automation,” TIA vice president Cheryl Blum, said in a statement.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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