Web of Things Sales Sheet

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Surf the disruptive wave of the Internet of Things

This needs more work on the graphics -- we could use some from the slide deck for IoTW USA, but also need something conventional for a general feel good factor.

Benefit from reduced costs and increased market size through open web technology standards as a means to counter fragmentation and realize the massive potential.

Smart environmental control with energy savings in the home and reduced peak demand on the grid, wearables, assisted living and home-based healthcare, guidance to nearby parking spaces in smart cities, richer engagement with customers through proactive maintenance and software based product enhancements, increased flexibility and reduced costs for manufacturing bespoke products tailored to each customer’s unique needs, with a speed up for design to delivery, and integration along the value chain.

The Internet of Things is going to have widespread disruptive effects across many domains, e.g. smart homes, smart healthcare, smart cities, smart utilities, and smart industry. Despite the hype, the potential is currently being held back by fragmentation and a bewildering range of technologies.

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W3C is unique in tackling the Internet of Things from the perspective of application developers, with an approach that frees you from the complexities of the protocols and communication patterns — these can be chosen to match the specific needs for each context.

To counter fragmentation, the Web of Things defines a Web based interoperability layer on top of existing IoT platforms, using a uniform approach to semantics and metadata.

Our approach defines open web technology standards for a platform of platforms making it easy to build services that span devices from microcontrollers to cloud-based server farms, for services that span platforms from different vendors and different technology standards, and for services that bridge domains for exciting new applications.

We’re combining a simple approach to scripting things (physical or abstract entities) as software objects with properties, actions and methods, together with rich models for semantics and metadata, based upon W3C proven strengths with the Resource Description Framework and a suite of associated standards.

Don’t get stuck in a technology silo — use the power of the Web to free up your choices and maximize your chances of success!

Help W3C extend the Web from the Web of pages to the Web of Things!

Your technical staff will benefit from in depth discussions with other people from a broad range of stakeholders and from being at the forefront of the next big wave for the Web!

We’re looking for help with defining standard vocabularies, APIs and protocol bindings, security, privacy and resilience, along with enablers for dynamic open markets of services including discovery, automated negotiation of prices, terms and conditions, provisioning, payments and support throughout the product lifecycle from design to obsolescence. The Web of Things Interest Group is preparing the way with work on use cases, and requirements, technology landscape studies, an emphasis on implementation experience, and preparations for chartering a Working Group to take this forward along the W3C Recommendations track.


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