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Internet of Things makes the world your home

When the subject of IoT standards arises it is usually in the context of the service enabling framework. There are three main initiatives, the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), the AllSeen Alliance and the oneM2M initiative. They share some common members, resulting in growing synergy and collaboration. OCF’s Allseen devices are compatible with Iotivity, for example. This kind of development will accelerate IoT deployments.

IP – Changing the game in sports applications

IP is being used in smaller sports productions to get the signals from the stadium to the studio, with access to central databases and reverse cue video over the same path, and enabling more than one video feed to be sent from the site. Cabling is simplified and there is less need to send OB trucks, lowering costs. Two unattended cameras can provide a panoramic view of the whole stadium via a single stream, with the HD outputs selected from this using a joystick.

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