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ARM forms UK group to shape the Internet of Things

UK technology Leader ARM, announced last week that it has invited some of the UK's leading specialist technology companies EnLight, Neul, Alertme and AquaMW to establish the UK's first industry forum to help shape the Internet of Things (IoT).

The idea behind the forum is that it will establish common ground for internet-linked devices. Home energy firm Alertme, cloud-aware sensing outfit AquaMW, lighting maker EnLight and white space wireless guru Neul will start meeting with ARM from August 24th onwards.

The forum will create a blueprint for how technologies associated with the IoT should and could work together to support the 50-billion intelligent devices due to be connected to the Internet by 2020.

The forum intends to address the challenge the 'Internet of Silos' - an unconnected world with less value to both consumers and businesses. They will work together to develop public policies and standards designed to create the right framework to help governments and others ensure that the IoT works properly.

ARM director Gary Atkinson, told Computer Business Review that the company believes over £2.4bn will be spent in the UK in the next five years on smart home energy management devices, ranging from smart meters to in-home devices that are connected.

"There are massive opportunities for the UK and the industry as a whole in this market,” he said, “but that requires a common approach to infrastructure and systems to enable the Internet of Things."

 

 

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