10 things you should know about LwM2M

LightweightM2M is a device management protocol designed for sensor networks and the demands of a machine-to-machine (M2M) environment. Through their LwM2M specification,OMA SpecWorks have helped to address the need for a common standard for managing lightweight and low power devices on a variety of networks, which is necessary to realize the potential of IoT. 

Earlier this year, OMA SpecWorks released version 1.1 of the LwM2M specification. All OMA SpecWorks documents for the release can be found here, and a direct link to the LwM2M v1.1 documents is available here.

Whilst I would have liked to cover this earlier, the announcement of the next TestFest – which takes place between 1-5 April 2019 in Porto, Portugal  – where this new version will be tested by the participating companies, is a good reason to write a short note on the topic. 

LwM2M has been around for many years, and given the number of implementations available in the market, I can safely assume that most people by now are familiar with the basic concepts of IoT device management and also with the initial version of LwM2M. If you would like more of an overview on the topic, please see my previous webinar which goes into LwM2M in more detail. 

What's new in LwM2M version 1.1?

For those already familiar with the topic, the main interest is in the new features that have been added to version 1.1. I cover this in my webinar below, where as well as detailing the 10 most important things about LwM2M, I also touch on the new development of LwM2M v1.2. We have just finished the requirements phase, and the release date of the v1.2 specification is set to be Q2 2019.

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If you are unfamiliar with LwM2M as an IoT device management solution, here is an earlier webinar about LwM2M, which may be more appropriate for you:

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