Internet of Things Community (IoT Community) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are joining hands to digitally transform the world of IoT and accelerate development of smart buildings.
The IoT Community is a UK-based firm focused on developing, deploying and operating IoT devices, networks, and applications globally. Whereas, TIA is a leading company that represents the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed which include collaboration of both the companies on a number of initiatives like smart buildings, manufacturing, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation, healthcare, etc.
As a part of the partnership, TIA and IoT Community will bring together their commercial, technical, and standardization insights. They will also join hands to explore technologies, exchange information and expertise related to smart buildings and other IoT applications.
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“Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things is essential for the successful development of smart buildings and eventually smart cities,” said Harry Smeenk, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Technology Programs.
“TIA looks forward to working with the IoT Community to enhance the development of the Internet of Things and enable the digital transformation of smart cities and smart buildings.”
The companies also mentioned that they will work towards educating the industries about IoT, its role in smart buildings, by conducting joint events. For this, they will create and share training content together. All of this is aimed to further the development of IoT.
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“The two organizations complement each other beautifully. The IoT and IIoT “edge” and the associated opportunities and challenges are top of mind with today’s corporations and end users,” said Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet of Things Community (IoT Community).
“Ensuring a smooth and secure implementation of these mass evolving technologies is key. Capitalizing on the capabilities of both organizations and their unique areas of thought leadership is of tremendous value to the overall industry.”