InterDigital Wins IoT Solutions World Congress Award for Platform’s Role in oneTRANSPORT
The annual Internet of Things Solutions World Congress is developing into the premier, global event for demonstrating IoT solutions and as a networking venue for IoT suppliers and users. This year’s event, held at the Fira de Barcelona from October 25 to 27, saw a doubling in the number of exhibitors from 80 to over 170. The attendee count was equally impressive, exceeding 9,000 visitors. oneTRANSPORT was represented by our consortium member, InterDigital Inc.
As part of the Congress, the event’s organizers host an awards ceremony. We are thrilled to announce that InterDigital carried the prize for the best solution in the Transportation & Logistics category.
InterDigital contributes to oneTRANSPORT through its oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM horizontal IoT platform. The platform allows several local authorities to consolidate their respective data feeds within a single environment. In effect, this is the first step to creating a marketplace for data from multiple sources. The marketplace also allows third party transportation sensor owners to contribute their data streams.
One of the benefits of a horizontal IoT platform is to provide a standardized means of access for independent application developers. These developers can then offer a variety of value-added data services (e.g. data cleansing, data packaging etc.) and end-user applications.
Apart from the technology necessary to enable the oneTRANSPORT eco-system, we believe that the judging panel prized three elements of the solution. Firstly, it addresses a genuine business need in helping public-sector authorities to deliver innovative, transportation management solutions by collaborating with neighboring authorities and technology experts. Secondly, the data marketplace is an innovative business concept that can deliver a viable commercial model for financially constrained public sector agencies. Thirdly, InterDigital’s application of the global, oneM2M™ standard ensures interoperability. This helps users to avoid locking into proprietary solutions while future proofing their early stage investments. Congratulations are due to all participants in the oneTRANSPORT eco-system for achieving this recognition on an international stage!