Internet of Things Interoperability

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.

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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

2.4            DECT ULE

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

Publish Date: 4Q 2015

Pages: 75

Authored By:
Tom Kerber - Senior Director, IoT Strategy and Custom Research

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