IoT standards

I attended the Embedded Conference Syd last week, which had both exhibitors and presentation tracks covering Internet-of-things. One thing that struck me is the lack of dominating standards in the area. It seems most proposed solutions and available devices are ether based on proprietary solutions, or relies on one of many various standards controlling how to integrate devices and services.

I assume that over time some standards will emerge and dominate also for IoT, in the same way as http/html for internet hypertext (does anybody remember Gopher and WAIS?). But we are not there yet…

Fortunately, the charging one has been solved now that we've all standardized on mini-USB. Or is it micro-USB? Shit.

Comic from XKCD.

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