New IoT specifications for manufacturing

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia

The ETSI SmartM2M technical committee has released three new specifications for: smart cities; industry and manufacturing; smart agriculture and food chain domains saying they will enable interoperability and therefore contribute to the development of the global digital market.

They are the latest in a series of Smart Applications Reference ontology (SAREF) specifications and follow release of SAREF specifications energy, environment and buildings in 2017.

The chair of ETSI TC smartM2M, Enrico Scaronne, said the smartM2M specifications would provide interoperability between solutions from different providers and among various activity sectors.

“These standards are designed to run on top of the oneM2M system, the IoT partnership project of which ETSI is a founding partner.

“OneM2M provides the communication and interworking framework to share the data among applications; SAREF provides the semantic interoperability necessary to share the information carried by the data.”

The SAREF4CITY specification ETSI TS 103 410-4, provides a common core of general concepts for smart city data for the IoT. Use cases include eHealth and smart parking, air quality monitoring, mobility and street lighting.

The SAREF4INMA specification, ETSI TS 103 410-5 has been developed to solve the lack of interoperability between various types of production equipment that manufacture items in a factory. ETSI says it enables different organisations in the value chain to uniquely track back the manufacturer items for the corresponding production equipment, batches and material and retrieve the exact time of production.

The SAREF4AGRI specification, ETSI TS 103 410-6 has been developed for smart agriculture and food chain applications. Use cases include livestock farming, smart irrigation and the integration of multiple data sources for farm management systems using data sources such as GPS, meteorological data, remote observation via satellite and local sensors.

ETSI’s SmartM2M technical committee is also working to include more activity sectors and to complete the development of an open portal to gather direct contributions enabling stakeholders’ data models to be reflected in the ETSI SAREF and oneM2M specifications.

Stuart Corner is editor of IoT Australia

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