grandcentrix, one of Germany’s leading Internet-of-Things Solution Provider has joined OMA SpecWorks.
Since the acquisition by Vodafone in November 2019, the Cologne based solution provider has significantly expanded its capabilities to design, develop, build and manufacture smart products connected to the Internet of Things through ubiquitous, global mobile networks.
For many products mobile networks are the most convenient, hassle-free and natural way to add smart connectivity. In the past, technology hurdles, questions around industry standardization, a stunning absence of end-to-end building blocks and high cost lead to many inferior solutions entering the markets. End customers are struggling with suboptimal usability, maintenance prone local gateways and limited interoperability.
Ralf Rottmann, grandcentrix Managing Director & Founder: “With the advent of Low-Power Wide-Area technologies like NB-IoT and LTE-M, adding mobile connectivity to existing and future products has become significantly more affordable. As a pioneer in this field, a strong believer in open industry standards and an advocate for interoperability, grandcentrix has decided to join OMA SpecWorks to push the development and widespread implementation of Lightweight M2M forward. We are going to expand our Cellular IoT offering to fully support LwM2M and the LwM2M Object and Resource Model”.
grandcentrix Cellular IoT is a modular offering to securely connect products to the Internet of Things via cellular networks. It comprises hardware, firmware, bundled cellular connectivity, a carrier-grade cloud gateway and IoT platform adaptors all ready-to-use and completely pre-integrated. With a clear commitment to supporting Lightweight M2M, Cellular IoT will further pave the way for any device to be connected anywhere.
Seth Newberry, General Manager Open Mobile Alliance: “OMA SpecWorks is delighted to welcome grandcentrix. They will join the leading ICT companies contributing to the successful LwM2M effort, including contributing to the transport protocol and the development of the OMA IPSO Objects that enable services over LwM2M. The LwM2M Specifications rely on participation from the industry leaders to ensure all the relevant use cases are embodied in the releases. This in turn ensures that LwM2M will be relevant and valuable to the companies and developers that implement the Specification and will help ensure that services running over LwM2M are interoperable.”
With more than 160 engineers, grandcentrix supports upper mid-market customers to create new smart, securely connected products and retrofit existing ones for the Internet of Things. Our end-to-end expertise covers hardware and electronics engineering, cyber-physical systems security, wired and wireless connectivity, global cellular rollouts, cloud platforms, data analytics and data science, user experience design and frontend
development – all from a single source. As strategic consultants and technical developers grandcentrix accompanies its customers through the entire product lifecycle. From early conceptual design to go-to-market and series production. As an independent, 100% subsidiary of Vodafone Germany we are uniquely positioned to connect products via innovative cellular technologies for global markets. grandcentrix is a leading IoT Solution Provider with the proven ability to envision, build and operate large-scale Internet of Things deployments. Together with our market-leading customers, we populate the Internet of Things.
About OMA SpecWorks
Home to the industry-leading Lightweight M2M (LwM2M), OMA SpecWorks is an efficient specifications factory, and has established a lean and effective process where market-leading corporations and small startup companies come together to build the next generation of wireless. Launched in 2018, OMA SpecWorks joins together OMA and IPSO with a new mission to build technical documents including specifications, smart objects and white papers for a connected world, enabling interoperability across networks and growth in fixed and mobile wireless markets and the IoT. The OMA SpecWorks working groups are active in a variety of technologies including messaging, location, device management, APIs, IoT and more. Learn more: OMA SpecWorks