oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine to Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), has designated ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions), a oneM2M founding partner, as the Registry Management Authority for an Application Identifier (App-ID) registry. In this role, ATIS will oversee the market launch and availability of the oneM2M App-ID Registry.

The oneM2M App-ID Registry enables delivery of globally unique software application identifiers based upon oneM2M specifications and application identifier management to support developers and enterprises within industry verticals.

With the rapid growth in oneM2M solutions across industry verticals, there is an explosion of applications and devices that need to interoperate within and across service provider networks. This has created a critical need for unique identification of software applications to ensure seamless interconnection with devices and networks for service delivery. The current use of non-standard identifiers and proprietary formats for identifying software applications makes interconnection extremely difficult. It also prevents effective tracking and reporting necessary for service fulfilment and billing.

The oneM2M App-ID Registry solves the problem by providing a single source for application registrations and subsequent lookups. The registry enables:

  • Generation of unique standards-based identifiers
  • Centralized App-ID data management through a robust, fault-tolerant registry
  • Processing of thousands of concurrent transactions

With the establishment of the oneM2M App-ID Registry, key security processes can utilize App-IDs to streamline oneM2M deployments across service provider and vendor platforms. Clearly defining the oneM2M applications paves the way for industry-wide interoperability, where all players understand exactly which applications are running within their respective domains.