With the launch of its IoT certification program, India is poised to enter a new era of the Internet of things, according to a new infographic published by the Information Technology Association of India (ITAI).
The ITAI’s first IoT certification programme, which is open to all manufacturers of connected devices, is expected to reach 50 lakh devices in India by the end of 2020.
The ITIA, which has been providing certifications for more than 20 years, is hoping to provide certification for over 50 lakh IoT devices.
It has set up a global IoT certification body, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), to assist manufacturers and operators in setting up certification programmes.
The government has been trying to convince the public that IoT is a good thing and will make the country cleaner and healthier.
It also has been working on setting up a certification programme for internet-connected lighting and energy appliances.
The new IoT certification scheme will help in setting the foundation for the certification programme of the IFR.
The government will set up the certification body for all the IoT devices, which will also provide a framework for manufacturers to set up their own certification programmes, ITAI president Rajendra Khatri said.
The IFR is the only certification body in the world for the IoT.
The IFR will be a joint initiative of IIT-Kanpur and IITs Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
It will be the first global certification body to set a global standard for IoT certification, Khatris said.
“It is a big challenge for IoT companies to set standards and certify devices, as there is no global certification scheme for IoT,” he said.
Industry is already working on IoT certification for other devices.
Earlier this year, Cisco announced that it was developing a global certification system for IoT products.
The company will begin work on the first phase of the certification later this year.
The IFR is looking at certification for IoT devices in a wide range of fields, including consumer and business.
It will also examine IoT solutions in healthcare, education, energy, transport and other sectors.