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For questions related to standards applicable to IoT devices. Use this tag for questions about interpreting standards, selecting the most appropriate standard to follow and understanding why standards were designed as they are.

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Is CoAP still used for IoT devices?

I did a prototype project for work a few years ago that utilized the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) for communicating with an Arduino board over a mesh network, but we put the brakes on the ...
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Are there any initiatives to prevent IoT obsolescence?

I've been reluctant to invest in many IoT devices, especially externally managed/subscription based devices because of issues having to deal with the closure of management services due to issues like ...
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Is Wi-Fi HaLow unsuitable for IoT applications because it operates in unlicensed frequencies?

The Wi-Fi Alliance's relatively new Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) specification seems to be ideal in some characteristics for IoT devices: Wi-Fi HaLow will enable a variety of new power-efficient use ...
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Is there a standardized RPC mechanism for MQTT?

Over on Stack Overflow there is a question about implementing request/response interaction over MQTT. As one answer notes, you can do it by publishing the request on one topic and listening for the ...
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European Union Regulations for Smart Plugs

If I want my smart plug design to be a commercial product in the EU it must surely meet some requirements, regulations or directives. I know about the CE (Conformité Européenne) marking, which is ...
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Wiring regulations for self made electrical equipment (UK)

There are various intrusive wiring regulations in the UK. If I want to wire up a light extension I'm required to have this done by a suitably qualified person, or if I do it myself get it approved by ...
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Is there a certificate to indicate the security level of IoT devices?

Is there any reliable certificate for IoT devices, which can be used to compare the provided security of these devices?1 Currently, the IoT landscape is completely scattered with different protocols, ...
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Standards for non-Internet-connected WiFi devices?

I'm planning to do a lot of home automation. For that I will host a private isolated WiFi network to which all my devices will be connected to. The devices will be simple lights, RGB LED strips (...
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Common APIs in C or C++ for the IoT

What are the common or usual APIs (or libraries) in C or C++ for the IoT, in the sense of having a documentation, a set of programming interfaces? (Like e.g. POSIX is for operating systems, Qt is for ...
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KNX/IP gateways with support for KNX Web Services

Introduction KNX is a standardized, OSI-based network communications protocol for building automation. It is the successor to, and convergence of, 3 previous standards: EHS, BatiBUS and EIB. KNX is ...
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Will “smart” devices be required to allow import and export of data under the GDPR?

In May 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation will come into force, and EU citizens will be given additional rights in regards to their data. As well as this, data controllers (...
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Why does the ARM architecture dominate the IoT market? [closed]

I would like to understand why we use ARM for routers, cell phones, cameras, refrigerators, smart TVs, and everything, instead of using any other architecture like x86. What are the advantages of ...
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IoT Standards for data format when uploading to clouds or servers

What are some IoT Standards that provide a format or framework for representing data to be sent to cloud? The problem often faced is: one tends to have information from sensor nodes and edge nodes ...
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Why does LoRaWAN 1.1 use MAC-then-encrypt for Join-Accept messages?

In the LoRaWAN 1.1. standard it says on Page 16 "For Join-Accept frame, the MIC field is encrypted with the payload and is not a separate field". In other scenarios the message integrity code is a ...
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How mature is massive MIMO energy harvesting (in the 3GPP standards)?

About a year ago I attended a presentation where it was explained that a successful and thorough proof-of-concept for LTE massive MIMO had been conducted and was hopefully going to make it to into 5G1....
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How does endianness work in LoRaWAN1.1?

On Page 9 in the LoRaWAN 1.1. specification it says: The over-the-air octet order for all multi-octet fields is little endian. EUI are 8 bytes multi-octet fields and are transmitted as little endian. ...
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Is Amazon AWS IoT recognised as being compliant with oneM2M standards? [closed]

I would like to know if Amazon AWS IoT are acknowledged as being compliant with the standards published by oneM2M. Specifically, the Functional Architecture standard seems relevant to the layer that ...
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All possible Wired communication protocols that also transmit power supply in IoT [closed]

I am on the lookout for Wired networks deployed in Industrial and other IoT applicable sectors which use cables to transfer Power + Data. I am aware of: Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE standard ...
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What are the the NB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT standards created by 3GPP? [closed]

I read an LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) article recently that referenced the recent completion of the NB-IoT, LTE Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT standards by 3GPP. It seems that this agency specifies the ...
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What does it exactly mean to say the IoT Protocols are not standardized? [closed]

It is said that there is no standard for IoT Protocol Communication. What does it mean to say that?
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How do most IoT devices receive updates from SQL databases

With many IoT devices connecting to the internet to store information on large databases, I was wondering how they received data from those databases. For example, if I have a smart thermostat that I ...