ISO/IEC JTC 1 adds OCT specification to global IoT standards portfolio


ISO/IEC JTC 1 has approved Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)’s 1.0 specification as an international standard.

ISO/IEC JTC 1 is the Joint Technical Committee for ICT standardisation of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)).

The Committee has approved OCF’s Internet of Things standard.

The OCF IoT interoperability standard will be published as ISO/IEC 30118 (Parts 1-6).

The development falls under efforts by OCT to play a key role in accelerating the deployment of IoT devices through the development of a common and secure IoT language.

Lack of universal IoT language is hindering the growth of the IoT market, according to a statement.

OCF is in the process of developing its 2.0 specification in which the organisation is incorporating a strong security framework with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and cloud management capabilities.

The OCF 2.0 specification will be submitted to ISO/IEC JTC 1 later this year.

John Park, executive director of OCF, said: “Achieving this recognition reinforces OCF’s contribution to the global IoT community to solve the interoperability gap between devices, supported by the development of ISO/IEC 30118 standardisation and OCF-certified devices in the coming years.”

“ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1) is very pleased to welcome the important work of OCF and have its specifications transposed into approved ISO/IEC standards,” said Phil Wennblom, JTC 1 Chair. “This accomplishment marks the strong and constructive relationship between our organisations.”