In Russia, the state standard of the Internet of things will begin to operate
The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation approved the first standard of the Internet of things. From now on, all companies that work in this direction are obliged to adhere to the provisions of the document. The development was carried out by the Association of experts “Cyber-physical systems”, and the customer was the Association of the Internet of things of the Russian Federation. The document is adopted, the framework is defined. Let's talk about it in more detail, and see what will change for developers.
What are the prospects for the technology after the approval of the Internet of things standard in Russia
The standard was called NB-Fi, which stands for Narrow Band Fidelity. For the development, the technology was used, created by Russian scientists.
Using it, users are able to combine different devices using wireless networks. The service has already been tested in several large projects.
The head of RVC Alexander Povalko notes that the approval of the first document for the IoT industry is the most important event. The expert stressed: the development of the standard was carried out taking into account the interests of all developers of software and devices for the Internet of things. Thus, there are new opportunities for the development of technology. Povalko said that now the task of the RVC and the Association of the Internet of things is promoting the standard abroad.
The standard refers to the LPWAN Protocol series. They are designed to transmit a small amount of information over long distances. The device manufactured according to the LPWAN, are low cost and simple to manufacture.
The use of NB-Fi makes it possible to transmit data at a distance of up to 10 km in the city, as well as up to 30 km, if there are no serious obstacles to the signal. The cost of producing chips will be small. Moreover, there is a possibility of localization, which is especially important for Russia in the conditions of import substitution policy. Experts have already created a device for transmitting and receiving data. The repeater can be used in any country. The maximum speed is 25.5 Mbps. Another advantage of the technology is increased sensitivity without the need to connect antennas. Thus, it was possible to achieve optimal electricity consumption.
The new standard makes it possible to unify data exchange for IoT. In addition, specialists receive a base for the development of their own ecosystem. Experts predict that NB-Fi will be most prevalent in the housing and utilities sector, the energy sector, the logistics and transport sectors. In addition, the head of the Association of the Internet of things Andrei Kolesnikov sees great prospects in the use of chips in production and industry.
Deputy head of Rosstandart Anton Shalaev stressed that the work of the Commission “Cyber - physical systems” has become a breakthrough of the domestic IoT industry. The standard developed by them has a huge prospect both in the domestic and foreign market. Shalaev also noted that one of the priorities of Rosstandart is the rapid transfer of the document to the GOST status.
Development testing will take about 3 years. During this time, “Cyber - physical systems” will monitor the quality of the equipment, identify deficiencies and eliminate them. First of all, experts will pay attention to the cases of using NB-Fi, proposed by the Association of the Internet of things.
Some companies have already installed chips and use them in test mode. For example, the manufacturer of utility meters WAVIoT uses the development for the production of new devices that can transmit information about the consumption of services directly to the computers of housing offices and operators.