SURE Universal Ltd., in a statement announced the first IoT platform based on the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The OCF standard provides a single language for IoT devices and appliances, enabling them to communicate regardless of the radio communication technology and appliance brand.
Revenue from the global smart building and smart home markets is rapidly increasing and is estimated to reach over US$100 billion by 2022 (Statista). The OCF standard is the key to interoperability and therefore essential to IoT adoption by appliance vendors, service operators, and end-users. In September 2018 at IFA (Berlin), the OCF announced a new effort to advance interoperability together with Haier, Electrolux, LG, and Samsung-underlining the vital need for a collaborative platform that furnishes a common communication infrastructure.
The SURE Universal platform consists of three components, which together harmonize the IoT experience for manufacturers, consumers, and operators: the SURE smartphone remote app, SURE STB gateway and SURE IoT cloud. The SURE IoT platform, which is independent of hardware devices and IoT radio protocols, uses a software bridge between OCF and various communication protocols to enable radio interoperability with BlueTooth, WiFi, Zwave, and other communication protocols. The SURE Platform uses OCF-based security, delivering the device discovery, authentication and data encryption specified by the standard.
According to Viktor Ariel, CEO of SURE Universal, the SURE Universal IoT Platform, which is specifically designed for smart appliance manufacturers, delivers a production-ready, easy to use, standard-compliant IoT solution.