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Press Kit (IBC 2015)

Press Releases

  • Open Interconnect Consortium Increases Membership with UPnP Forum Agreement

    November 23, 2015

    Today, the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced it would be acquiring substantially all of the assets of the UPnP Forum. In exchange, OIC will offer membership to UPnP Forum members.


  • UPnP Forum Takes IoT to the Next Level at IBC 2015

    September 01, 2015

    This year’s IBC Exhibitor Show will witness global home networking standards group, UPnP Forum, unveil its new holistic set of live data models by means of a new web-based tool that automates the process of quickly adding new devices to a network, regardless of location. This innovative data modeling tool will significantly reduce fragmentation in the marketplace, a key obstacle for the Internet of Things (IoT), while providing a seamless standardization process that can be used by any organization or company incorporating device discovery and control capability into any of their devices.


  • Inter-device Standardization Vital for Future-proofing the IoT, says UPnP Forum

    January 07, 2015

    As the IoT (Internet of Things) proliferates, inter-device standardization and harmonization of the growing number of vertical segments is paramount in order to deliver total interconnectivity and limitless functionality between devices, warns global networking standards group, UPnP Forum. This message comes out of this week’s CES, which is placing a major focus on the IoT and connectivity for new devices.



  • IoT Data Modeling and Remote Access with Clarke Stevens of UPnP Forum

    December 16, 2015

    Clarke Stevens, Chair of the UPnP Forum Technical Committee and Internet of Things Task Force, discusses IoT Data Modelling and Remote Access.

  • Safeguarding the future of IoT: Overcoming logical interoperability

    December 14, 2015

    A recent forecast by Gartner says that there will be 6.4 billion connected things in use in 2016, up 30 per cent from 2015. The forecast also suggests that 5.5 million new things will become connected every day. Without doubt, the Internet of Things (IoT) is well on its way to becoming a fully-fledged reality.

  • UPnP Forging Path To IoT: Standards, Certification, Horizontal Integration - Tom’s Hardware

    May 08, 2015

    Universal Plug and Play is the original Internet of Things, in a way. Devices sharing media and information is the basis of IoT, so it is no wonder that UPnP hopes to shape IoT in the near future.

  • IoT: Future-Proofing Device Communications - InterComms

    April 15, 2015

    The rapidly increasing number of devices – in the home and workplace – and the growing delivery of low power interconnectivity are undoubtedly factors driving the IoT revolution. Coupled with the need for multi-vendor interoperability, and ease of use and self-install, IoT provides a tremendous opportunity for innovation and growth by bringing together people, processes, data and devices.

  • IoT: Future-proofing Device Communications - IEEE

    March 10, 2015

    To address the vertical challenge, manufacturers need to agree on a limited number of open standards. With billions of devices already deployed and open source implementations on virtually every operating system and in every programming language, UPnP technology is already one of these key standards.

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