oneM2M welcomes CEN and CENELEC as new partners

oneM2M, the global standards initiative for M2M and the IoT, has welcomed two new partners - CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation.

As contributing Type 2 partners, both CEN and CENELEC can now influence oneM2M specifications and help raise awareness of oneM2M in the industry.

The inclusion of both organisations into oneM2M's standards development process will extend its European presence and reach into the industries which use the IoT, driving forward interoperable solutions for the IoT market.

CEN and CENELEC are two of the European Standardisation Organisations, the other being ETSI, officially recognised by the European Union.

They provide a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical specifications across a wide range of sectors. Their work helps protect consumers, facilitate cross-border trade, encourage innovation and technological development, and guarantee product interoperability.

Friedrich Smaxwil, CEN President, said: "Increasingly, digital technologies are being integrated into products and services in sectors where CEN and its members have been active for many years - from energy and transport to healthcare and security services. We look forward to using this knowledge and expertise to contribute to the development of standards in the fields of M2M and the Internet of Things."

Fran O'Brien Cisco, Chairman of oneM2M's Steering Committee, said: "CEN and CENELEC develop important European Standards in their respective sectors, which address a broad cross-section of the industry. They also cooperate closely with ISO and the IEC. We look forward to working with our new colleagues to further progress the goals and objectives of oneM2M."