The Smart Streetlight and the Smart Metering markets both started with the first projects about 10 years ago. Even if dozens of smart city projects were deployed since then, these markets are not yet mature due to proprietary single-source-supplier IoT systems. Each vendor has its own language (i.e. data payload format) and even sometimes its own proprietary networking technology. As a result, large smart city & metering projects require proprietary API integration and translation of proprietary data payloads to provide city-wide operational systems.
The first mission of uCIFI is to define a unified data model for all smart city objects, that can be communicated on any open and proprietary IoT network. Smart city experts have contributed to define the unified uCIFI data model which is designed to cover 20 smart city use cases and is extensible to cover even more in the future, thanks to your contributions. The uCIFI data model is suitable to be implemented on any IoT network including LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, 802.15.4G wireless mesh networks as well as proprietary IoT networks.
“Kerlink’s existing LoRaWAN Gateway will soon be upgradable to provide the unified uCIFI data model on existing LoRaWAN networks and to support uCIFI opensource wireless sub-GHz mesh networks, providing our customers’ customers with the ability to control, command and monitor millions of both constantly powered and battery-powered devices thanks to the uCIFI mesh and LoRaWAN networking technologies, without the need to deploy extra infrastructure”
“We are really excited about uCIFI. It will enable EDMI to offer a new generation of smart energy solutions, providing our customers with an alternative option for connecting their smart devices both in the utility and IoT space. With more bandwidth and an even more reliable network, we will provide more data and more services to our customers. Joining forces in the uCIFI Alliance with other IoT market leaders makes it possible to develop the only open and interoperable sub-GHz mesh network, requested by many of our customers”
“With uCIFI, Schréder will provide the first truly open and interoperable smart city mesh network, while existing solutions are proprietary and make cities depend on a single network or device supplier. The uCIFI Alliance is a real opportunity for Schréder to continue being the most innovative company in our field and to provide a new generation of smart city applications to our customers around the world”
“Open standards and interoperability have always been part of Paradox Engineering’s technology vision and approach to Smart Cities and Internet of Things. We believe that a unified data model for open wireless networks will unlock Smart City and IoT projects for the good of citizens, communities and industries: uCIFI is a real opportunity to boost a future of massive adoption and onboarding of actors that can benefit from a connected world. We are glad to be part of uCIFI and contribute to this mission”
“MinebeaMitsumi aims at contributing to the IoT era with its outstanding technology solutions, and is proud to support the vision of uCIFI towards the possibility for Customers to build true future proof Smart Cities interconnecting services and devices improving the life of people and society”
Want to implement an open-source multi-transport wireless communication stack in your IoT end-device, then become a member of uCIFI and propose open interoperable solutions to Cities and Utilities.