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Top hardware firms set up ‘Internet of Things’ consortium

A group of top hardware companies, including Intel, Samsung and Dell, has established a new ‘Internet of Things’ consortium to create standards so that billions of devices can connect to each other, PC World has reported. The Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) will deliver later this year the first of many specifications for hassle-free data flow between devices, regardless of the OS, device type or wireless communication technology. The OIC companies will contribute open-source code to enable developers to write common software stacks for communications and notifications across handsets, remote controls, wearables, appliances and other sensor devices.