Qualcomm, Oracle and Deutsche Telekom Collaborate On M2M Platform

  • Posted on: 27 March 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

IoEQualcomm, Oracle and Deutsche Telekom have joined their respective community of knowledge to develop a platform for the Internet of Everything (IoE).  In a recent announcement Qualcomm said their Gobi QSC6370 chipset with support for Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 will be made available to Deutsche Telekom and application developers worldwide.  Also the AllJoyn SDK (a Qualcomm development kit) will be extended to support the new Internet of Things platform.

Qualcomm said, the new “IoE development platform is intended to target developers looking to create the next generation of machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoE applications”.  Deutsche Telekom will utilize the Internet of Everything development platform to help accelerate innovation amongst its M2M Developer Community in its quest to enable end-to-end M2M solutions.

With support for Java on Gobi QSC6370 chipset, Qualcomm is hoping to attract the more than 9 million strong Java developers. As a modem chipset Deutsche Telekom said they will be shipping it with SIM cards.  Qualcomm said, developers will be able to develop directly on the modem chipset.

Commenting on the partnership Kanwalinder Singh said, “Qualcomm Technologies’ vision of the Internet of Everything involves more than simply enabling devices with cellular connectivity; it is about bringing our industry-leading mobile device technologies to fuel innovation in new verticals.

Kanwalinder believes that solutions based on the Gobi QSC6370 chipset, can help solve the needs of developers and customers and accelerate the IoE market.

According to Qualcomm, Gobi technology is already with us. As mixture of 3G, 4G and LTE, the Gobi modem is used in laptops, TVs, smart meters, rear-view mirrors, game console, stereo systems and other devices.

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Qualcomm demonstrated the power of next generation M2M solutions, when they demonstrated M2M in a connected home scenario where a smartphone was use to start a coffee maker and an entertainment system. All this was done through AllJoyn.

Qualcomm said AllJoyn will play an integral role in facilitating Internet of Things vision. The AllJoyn software is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows and allows devices to speak directly to each other without needing a separate server.  “We are making the Internet of everything a seamless blend of the physical and the digital world”, said Brain Spencer, a Qualcomm engineer.

To support the vision and enable developers Qualcomm is extending the core services in AllJoyn to address issues such as security, connectivity address discoverability and other issues. Some of the latest features to the core will include:

  • Onboarding – a ‘headless’ or other simpler smart device can easily be configured via an intermediary, such as a smartphone application, for use onto a user’s personal network
  • Notifications – enabling a standard way for devices to broadcast and receive text, image and multimedia notifications
  • Audio Streaming – facilitating an interoperable, open, wireless audio streaming protocol that allows users to stream their music across products from any manufacturer
  • Control – allowing for devices to export their control interfaces, including rich graphical elements associated with them.

Developers that are part of the AllJoyn community can expect to see these services around May this year.

Deutsche Telekom, said they are already accepting pre-orders for the IoE development platform on its M2M Marketplace (https://marketplace.m2m.telekom.com), and they plan to start shipping these development platforms from the second quarter of 2013.