Device Management for the Internet of Things

The world of connected devices is here and providers must be able to effectively control and manage a wide range of devices and protocols. ETI is one of the most experienced vendors in the device management space, a market leaders for TR-069 based management for many years, often on the key business cases that drive this field around the globe. That expertise has led to a number of IoT/M2M deployments recently that prove ETI can solve the challenges that a range of customers may face when entering this marketplace.

The de-facto protocol for obtaining data and configuring devices deployed in the ‘Internet of Things’ space is a new device monitoring and management standard that has been published by The Open Mobile Alliance, called LWM2M. The combination of traditional device management functionality with the efficiencies introduced by OMA LWM2M allows companies from a broad range of industries to truly leverage the cost savings offered by the ‘Internet of Things’.

The addition of OMA LWM2M utlizes ETI’s proven toolset that has been used in a range of industries to help them work smarter and more efficiently. This also means that OMA LWM2M devices can be managed within a single unified interface with devices that utilize other protocols.

The ETI Advantage

Devices that enable the ‘Internet of Things’ are often simple sensors that are deployed to help understand the environment they are within, from this data automated processes can be triggered in response to different scenarios. These devices will also have a number of challenges for device management that are addressed by OMA LWM2M, for example:

  • The protocol has a very small overhead for the messages that devices need to generate. This prevents device management from causing an undue strain on the resources available within a device.
  • The devices will be using a broad range of connectivity options, some of these are restrictive on the amount of bandwidth that can be consumed (e.g. mobile, white space) and the low overhead of the device management communications ensure that this bandwidth is used efficiently.

As the IoT explosion becomes more mature, more standards may appear on the landscape. ETI’s commitment to remain protocol-agnostic will ensure that no matter what device is chosen to deploy, ETI can provision, monitor and control it.


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