Building an IoT architecture with a modular OSGi approach future–proofs investments, reduces development cycles and enables rapid and cost-effective delivery of new services to these connected devices. The pace of mobile service adoption on smartphones demonstrates how quickly consumers adopt useful and easy-to-use services.
OSGi provides a cornerstone for a standards-based end-to-end IoT solution. It offers a component-oriented execution environment to dynamically maintain, manage, bill, and enhance networked devices and their applications remotely. OSGi also provides a programming model for applications and services and is being deployed in various industries.
Joining the OSGi ecosystem provides you with cross-industry insights, a broad variety of possible partners, and a growing number of product offerings, applications and development tools. It also helps you to leverage and further shape the OSGi standard to your specific industry needs.
A natural fit for IoT, the OSGi programming model builds applications in components that can dynamically interact, thus offering the re-use of software components and dynamic updates. New communication protocol APIs, device abstraction, cloud-focused and other activities are part of the currently developed specifications.
Businesses are tapping into the IoT industry to capitalize on machine-to machine (M2M) communication, and to understand and analyze consumer behavior to anticipate new service offerings.