Internet of Things Interoperability
Published By : Parks Associates Published Date : 2015-12-30 Category : Technology Media & Telecommunications Sub Category : M2M No. of Pages : 75

Interoperability between devices is imperative. Consumers expect it. Value-added services require it. Business interests, however, often impede it.

This report outlines the importance of interoperability, the different technologies used by each player in the smart home, and how interoperability solutions are shaping the future of the smart home.


1.0 Introduction

1.1 Key Questions & Issues Addressed
1.2 Scope
1.3 Conceptualizing Interoperability

2.0 Wireless Home Networks

2.1 Z-Wave
2.2 ZigBee
2.3 Thread
2.5 Insteon
2.6 Bluetooth
2.7 Low Power Wi-Fi
2.8 802.11ah

3.0 Application Layer Interoperability Initiatives

3.1 The AllSeen Alliance
3.2 Open Interconnect Consortium
3.3 Apple HomeKit
3.4 Nest Weave
3.5 OSGI

4.0 Adoption of Smart Products and Home Systems

4.1 Smart Home Systems
4.2 Smart Home Platforms
4.3 Smart Products
4.4 IoT Platforms for Smart Products

5.0 Integrating Smart Products and Smart Home Systems

5.1 SWOT Analysis for Smart Home Service Providers
5.2 SWOT Analysis for Smart Product Manufacturers

6.0 Forecast

7.0 Conclusion

8.0 Notes on Methodology

8.1 Data Sources


  • Classification of Interoperability Initiatives
  • Importance to Consumers of Interoperability
  • OSI Model for SEP 2.0, Home Area Networks
  • Breakout of Certified Z-Wave Products (Courtesy of Z-Wave Alliance)
  • Z-Wave Chip Shipments
  • Z-Wave Strengths and Weaknesses
  • ZigBee Family of Solutions (Courtesy of Zigbee)
  • ZigBee Strengths and Weaknesses
  • IPv6 Convergence Layer
  • Thread Strengths and Weaknesses
  • DECT ULE Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Insteon Network Architecture (Provided courtesy of Insteon)
  • Insteon Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Bluetooth Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Low Power Wi-Fi Strengths and Weaknesses
  • 802.11ah Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Smart Home Service Provider Architecture
  • Home Control Platform Vendor Company Profiles
  • Smart Product Architecture
  • Conflicting Business Motivations within the Connected Home
  • SWOT for Service Providers
  • SWOT for Smart Product Manufacturers
  • Methodology for Forecasting Protocol Volume by Product Category
  • Forecast of Protocol Volume by Unit in Smart Thermostats
  • Forecast of Protocol Volume by Percentage in Smart Thermostats
  • Forecast of Protocol Volume by Unit in Smart Home Controllers
  • Forecast of Protocol Volume by Percentage in Smart Home Controllers
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