LogMeIn Joins OASIS to Drive Technology Standards for the Internet of Things May 12, 2014 | by Xively
Works with Industry Leaders, including Cisco, IBM and Red Hat, to Drive Evolution of MQTT Messaging Protocol
BOSTON – May 12, 2014 – LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) has joined OASIS, an international standards consortium, to help spur development of Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Working alongside tech leaders like Cisco, IBM and Red Hat, LogMeIn is helping to shape a core technology—Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)—that enables communication between connected devices, platforms and services.
LogMeIn, which uses MQTT in its Xively Cloud Services IoT platform, is a member of the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee and participated in the inaugural MQTT interoperability event hosted by Eclipse Foundation in March, 2014.
“Just as HTTP—the foundation for data communication on the Internet—played a critical role in accelerating the Web’s growth, we believe an open MQTT protocol is key for widespread IoT adoption,” said Sandor Palfy, Chief Technology Officer, LogMeIn. “We’re pleased to be part of the OASIS team charting the IoT’s technology path. Our Xively platform is designed on a foundation of openness, and by helping OASIS bring IoT standards to market, we’re hoping to make it even easier for Xively customers and partners to create compelling connected offerings.”
“The IoT/M2M space is evolving quickly. MQTT is enabling some of the most exciting advances,” said Laurent Liscia, OASIS CEO. “As an MQTT implementer, LogMeIn’s Xively group brings valuable experience to this OASIS work. We applaud LogMeIn’s support for open standards and look forward to their contributions as MQTT development and adoption continues to expand.”
MQTT is a publish / subscribe messaging transport protocol optimized to connect devices with enterprise platforms. It is well-suited for IoT applications, where bandwidth and battery power are at a premium and small code footprints are required.
The Xively IoT platform, built on LogMeIn’s Gravity infrastructure— which supports millions of secure connections between people, devices and data across the globe — is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) designed to help companies accelerate IoT initiatives. Xively includes a highly-efficient data communications backbone, trust and permissioning engine, and data and directory service, all of which are purpose-built for the IoT. LogMeIn complements this technology platform with Xively Business Services, a team of experienced IoT service professionals who help companies design and develop fully integrated IoT solutions, combining Xively-connected devices with elegant mobile and web apps, and comprehensive CRM/ERP systems.
OASIS is a non-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for cloud computing, M2M, IoT, security, privacy, content technologies, energy, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users, and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 65 countries.
About LogMeIn, Inc.
LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM) transforms the way people work and live through secure connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their digital world. The company’s cloud services free millions of people to work from anywhere, empower IT professionals to securely embrace the modern cloud-centric workplace, give companies new ways to reach and support today’s connected customer, and help businesses bring the next generation of connected solutions to market.
LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston’s Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland and the UK.
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