TIA and IoT Community Team Up to Smarten Buildings


The two organizations have signed an agreement to work together on a set of initiatives regarding smart buildings, connected vehicles, the IoT and more.

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Internet of Things Community have announced a partnership designed to accelerate the adoption of the IoT and smart building development.

The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on a set of initiatives regarding smart buildings, connected vehicles, healthcare, intelligent vehicles and more. They’ll share commercial, technical and standardization data, explore further opportunities for collaboration and develop IoT solutions to speed up development.

“Harnessing the power of the Internet of Things is essential for the successful development of smart buildings and eventually smart cities,” said Harry Smeenk, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Technology Programs. “TIA looks forward to working with the IoT Community to enhance the development of the Internet of Things and enable the digital transformation of smart cities and smart buildings.”

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TIA and the IoT Community will share information and explore technologies related to smart buildings and the IoT. They’ve also agreed to develop and share training content related to the IoT and work together to educate various industries on how the IoT can help enhance their organization’s performance and efficiency and share relevant research and data.

“The two organizations complement each other beautifully. The IoT and IIoT “edge” and the associated opportunities and challenges are top of mind with today’s corporations and end users. Ensuring a smooth and secure implementation of these mass evolving technologies is key. Capitalizing on the capabilities of both organizations and their unique areas of thought leadership is of tremendous value to the overall industry,” said Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet of Things Community.

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