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AVSystem and AT&T launch LwM2M interoperability project

Steve Rogerson
June 26, 2019
Polish IoT device management company AVSystem has launched a Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) interoperability programme with AT&T for testing device interoperability with the LwM2M protocol, an IoT device management standard developed by OMA SpecWorks.
The programme for automatic LwM2M interoperability testing should facilitate adoption of LwM2M, expedite IoT service deployments and promote LwM2M as a core technology for building IoT ecosystems.
Built on AVSystem’s Coiote IoT device management platform, the programme aims to help OEMs, device integrators, and chipset and module manufacturers certify compliance and learn how well their devices support the LwM2M protocol. The programme allows service providers and enterprises to onboard and manage their devices quickly to help in creating reliable, scalable IoT services with improved time to market.
The programme features automated and semi-automated interoperability test cases that include all LwM2M 1.0.2 interfaces – bootstrap, client registration, device management and service enablement as well as information reporting. The tests are based on AT&T’s DMIG device management implementation guide requirements and OMA SpecWorks’ enabler test specification.
The programme also allows for modifying the test cases in runtime by the system user. In addition, the platform provides the interoperability user with helper tools for extracting and analysing logs. It is going to be extended soon to support LwM2M 1.1.
“The adaptation of the LwM2M protocol is observing a big growth in IoT, especially in the case of LTE-M and NB-IoT access networks,” said Slawomir Wolf, CEO at AVSystem. “Thus, such initiatives as interoperability programmes are very important to simplify integration of different LwM2M libraries and contribute towards decreasing the number of incompatibility issues in multi-vendor IoT environments.”
This collaboration between AT&T and AVSystem aims to promote LwM2M as the primary protocol for IoT device management to help reduce the fragmentation of technologies in IoT and bring the flexibility required in cross-vertical deployments.