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OpenUNB seminar

OpenUNB seminar

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

3:00 PM  5:00 PM

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Bolshoy Boulevard, 30, building 1, room 3005-E-B4, MoscowRussia (map)

The Skoltech NTI Competence Center “Technologies for Wireless Communication and the Internet of Things” (NTI Central Committee BSIV) and Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-Physical Systems” (TC 194) invite telecom industry experts to a seminar on the open standard of the Internet of Things OpenUNB. The developers will talk about the goals of creation, the scope and methods of using the protocol, as well as analyze it from a technical point of view (physical and channel levels, information security).

Workshop participants will be invited to further refine the standard.

When:  20 August 2019, from 15:00 to 17:00.

Where:  Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, the territory of the Skolkovo innovation center. Moscow, Bolshoy Boulevard, 30, building 1, room 3005-E-B4 (according to the signs “OpenUNB”).

How to register:  you must fill out the form .

The draft standard “Wireless data transmission protocol for high-capacity networks based on ultra-narrowband radio signal modulation” (OpenUNB) was developed by the Central Committee of NTI BSIV and TC 194. On July 29, a public discussion of the protocol began, which will last three months. During this time, feedback on the project is accepted.

Nikita Utkin,  Chairman of Cyber-Physical Systems TC, RVC Program Manager : “The new draft of the Internet of Things standard – OpenUNB – mediates a new logic: it comes not from commercial manufacturers and device developers, but from the research community, and is based on the principles of openness and universal availability. We are trying to fulfill our ambition to create a universal open standard for the Internet of Things for “all undecided”. Its completion and improvement is a joint task of the Russian technological community. “

Dmitry Lakontsev, head of the NTI BSIV Central Committee:  “Until recently, there were practically no notable players in the niche of ultra-narrowband protocols for the Internet of Things, except for the closed Sigfox. OpenUNB is an open standard. And its success will depend on how widespread it gets. The more developers and manufacturers support it, the higher the chances of forming an ecosystem and taking a noticeable share in the market, and not only in Russia. The development of the standard requires a large community, so we invite the widest range of industry players to participate in our OpenUNB seminar. “

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Skoltech and GoodWAN have been named winners of IoT Awards 2020

Skoltech and GoodWAN have been named winners of IoT Awards 2020

Skoltech and GoodWAN win IoT Professional Awards 2020

Skoltech and GoodWAN’s joint project, “An OpenUNB-based LPWAN technology for extensive use in energy efficient IoT devices”, won the Internet of Things Association (IOTAS) award in the “Smart Things and Technological Leadership made in Russia (RU)” category.


The OpenUNB open standard developed by the Skoltech-based National Technology Initiative (NTI) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Wireless Technology (WT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has been granted the status of a provisional national standard in Russia.

In 2020, GoodWAN, a Russian developer and manufacturer of IoT equipment, joined the Skoltech-based NTI CoE consortium which supported Skoltech and GoodWAN’s joint effort in developing a new version of OpenUNB.

IOTAS Director Andrey Kolesnikov congratulated Skoltech and GoodWAN on winning the award and, “as an advocate of open systems and an opponent of digital feudalism”, ardently supported the new solution. Director for Development at the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) Evgeny Borisov highly praised Skoltech for its input in the development of OpenUNB which he strongly believes to have international potential.

NTI CoE Director Dmitry Lakontsev noted that the project owes much of its success to the support from the professional community, adding that only open solutions have a chance of going international. GoodWAN General Director Denis Muravyov said that the project artfully combines GoodWAN’s hands-on expertize and Skoltech’s scientific excellence.

IoT Awards is Russia’s first professional IoT award founded by IOTAS.  Delivered in 2020 for the second time since its establishment, the award is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and “Digital Economy” Non-profit Organization.

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Skoltech’s OpenUNB wireless protocol will be backed by GoodWAN’s hardware

Skoltech’s OpenUNB wireless protocol will be backed by GoodWAN’s hardware

GoodWAN, a Russian developer and manufacturer of IoT solutions, has joined the consortium founded by the Skoltech-based National Technology Initiative (NTI) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Wireless Technology (WT) and the Internet of Things (IoT). As a Consortium member and industry partner, GoodWAN will provide support for the OpenUNB protocol on its hardware.

The OpenUNB IoT protocol developed by NTI CoE has a provisional status of the National Standard of the Russian Federation. GoodWAN experts were members of the industry task force that reviewed OpenUNB.


OpenUNB combines the best of both worlds: as an open protocol (similar to LoRaWAN), it is aimed at a wide market and provides wide coverage and more penetration which benefits from narrow bandwidth comparable to SigFox, while boasting the same or better performance in many other ways:

  • Bandwidth − over 10 times that of LoRaWAN;
  • Autonomous operation − up to 15 years; battery usage − 2-3 times more efficient than LoRaWAN and SigFox;
  • Range − up to 40 km; coverage – 3-4 times larger compared to LoRaWAN, all other things being equal;
  • Advanced data encryption – as good as in LoRaWAN and much better than in SigFox.

Dmitry Lakontsev, Director of NTI CoE: “We are happy to start our partnership with GoodWAN. OpenUNB meets the best Russian and international standards and outperforms the existing NB and UNB open telecommunication standards. A market leader in the development and commercialization of network solutions, GoodWAN boasts a team of professionals with an impressive track record in manufacturing and sales. Now we can build OpenUNB networks based on GoodWAN’s hardware and rely on the company’s extensive partner network in commercializing our solutions.

Our belief, fully shared by GoodWAN, is that the future of telecommunications lies with open solutions. This is the core idea behind OpenUNB which was created and reviewed in consultation with a broad community of industry players. Also, this is the reason to expect that the OpenUNB ecosystem will make headway in utility network management, industry, and agriculture and forestry solutions.

Finally, this is an excellent example of how the NTI CoE Consortium works. Thanks to collaboration with our industrial partners, we can launch ambitious projects, take research achievements to market and develop advanced technology.”

Denis Muravyov, General Director of GoodWAN“Combining our expertise in radio solutions and NTI CoE’s competencies will help create an optimal solution for the IoT segment. GoodWAN’s radio protocol along with data encryption and dynamic coding solutions have been made available to the NTI CoE Consortium. By joining these elements with NTI CoE’s impressive expertise in signal-code sequences, we expect to come up with a perfect LPWAN solution for both Russian and global markets. The new solution will be open, safe, cheap and free of limitations typical for the world’s most common systems, such as LoRa and SigFox. Leveraging our vast hands-on experience in implementing our solutions in Russia and beyond, we are working together with NTI CoE to align the OpenUNB technology with the real market needs.”

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On one frequency – a note from “Expert. Siberia”

On one frequency – a note from “Expert. Siberia”

Image: screenshot from expert.ru/siberia/

“Expert. Siberia” talks about the need for special protocols for the development of the Internet of things. One of them is OpenUNB. Its development is carried out by the team of the Central Committee of NTI on the basis of Skoltech, which, among other things, includes representatives of the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radio-electronics (TUSUR). The Competence Center is confident that the open protocol OpenUNB with freely available implementation will help form an ecosystem of companies in the country that produce solutions with fully compatible communication technology.

Below are excerpts from the material published on the Expert.Sibir website. The full version is available here.


ONE FREQUENCY

Elena Reutova
30 September 2019, 00:00

Our life has become like fantastic books and films written and shot just a couple of decades ago. People already live in smart homes and cities, ride unmanned taxis, talk to voice assistants in their gadgets

The Internet of Things has become a new reality. But in order for things to communicate with each other, special data transfer standards are needed. One of them is being developed by the Skoltech team, which includes specialists from the Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR).

Today, almost everything can be connected to wireless communication systems: a smartphone and a TV, a traffic light and a car, agricultural equipment and water or electricity meters. Step by step, modern data transmission technologies are being introduced into various spheres of life, including medicine, education, industry and housing and communal services.

SWAN, CANCER AND PIKE

One of the obstacles that stands in the way of the active development of the Internet of Things is the incompatibility of devices and solutions from different manufacturers. Let’s take the housing and utilities sector as an example. Now on the Russian market there are several models of smart metering devices. They use different protocols for transmitting data over the air, and in most cases they are incompatible. As a result, management companies are tied to specific suppliers and solutions, and combining devices into a single network turns out to be an extremely costly or even impossible task. “And since the devices operate in approximately the same frequency range, they also interfere with each other,” says Evgeny Rogozhnikov, Ph.D., associate professor of TUSUR, director of the NTI regional Competence Center in the direction of the Internet of Things “(Central Committee of NTI BSIV) in Siberian,

Open standards created by the professional community will help to solve the problem of incompatibility of devices on the mass market. This point of view is adhered to in the Central Committee of the NTI BSIV at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, where a new open data transfer protocol for the Internet of things is being developed – Open UNB.

UNITY IS POWER

The world is already actively developing and implementing open data transmission standards for energy-efficient long-range networks – LoRaWAN and NB-IoT. Dozens of manufacturers around the world produce devices that support these standards.

But there is a niche in which, until recently, there was no adequate open solution. These are Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) protocols. First of all, this technology is used in collecting data from metering devices in the housing and communal services system. Since now there is an active demand for solutions for the “Smart City” and urban management, the use of such protocols is becoming very relevant.

And it was in this niche that scientists from the Central Committee of the NTI BSIV at Skoltech began developing an open standard. Open UNB (Open Ultra-Narrowband) wireless data transmission protocol for high-capacity networks will allow organizing radio channels between a large number of transmitting devices and network gateways, as well as easily integrating smart meters from different manufacturers into a single system.

The open protocol Open UNB with freely available implementation will make it possible to form an ecosystem of companies in the country that produce solutions with fully compatible communication technology, – believe in the Central Committee of NTI BSIV.

Open UNB will have the status of an international standard. At the same time, it takes into account the demands of the Russian market, where there are certain difficulties in the deployment of sensor networks and high requirements for their energy efficiency are set.

“The standard describes the requirements for a protocol designed for one-way or two-way transfer of a small amount of data (several bytes) between a group of base stations and a large number of devices (more than 100 per base station). In this case, communication is carried out according to a schedule or after the occurrence of some event. The devices have power limitations. In addition, they must be able to work over large areas (up to 50 km from the base station in line of sight) or in a complex radio environment (basements, collectors, where metering devices are usually located), ”the NTI BSIV Central Committee notes.

When using Open UNB, a minimum amount of energy is required to transfer one bit of useful information. Now it is the most energy efficient protocol, which is critically important for IoT systems in housing and communal services, since usually the meters are powered only from the built-in battery, which should be enough for several years of continuous operation. The protocol is intended primarily for use in densely populated areas with sensors and devices that are installed in hard-to-reach or closed places that do not have access to external energy sources.

The team of the Central Committee of NTI BSIV has been working on the protocol for over a year. At the first stage, members of the Center Consortium with the broadest competencies in the field of wireless radio technologies were invited to participate. If we talk about regional organizations, these are Mikran and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR).

SECURITY QUESTIONS

TUSUR got involved in the development of an open protocol at the beginning of this year. The university’s area of responsibility is the development of signal reception algorithms and security issues.

“When we talk about IoT systems, the architecture of the network is as follows: there are a large number of devices that transmit data, and there is a base station that receives this data. Then it processes them and transfers them to the server, where they are decrypted and transferred to a specific user or some additional processing. And at each of these stages there are security threats, – says Yevgeny Rogozhnikov. – Attackers can try to gain access to data, replace it, install their base station, connect to the server and transmit false information to it. Our task is to provide for such security solutions at every stage in the protocol to make it impossible for cybercriminals to act. “

This is not an easy task, but the regional Central Committee of NTI can do it. “We have all the necessary competencies: we have been dealing with communication systems for a long time. TUSUR develops modern solutions for LTE technology. We are working on scientific research of fifth-generation communication systems, we have even won several grants and received a presidential scholarship in this area, – says the director of the regional NTI Central Committee about the university’s successes. – We try to be at the forefront of modern research and development in the field of communications. The Internet of Things is one of the new directions, but it is based on algorithms that are well known to us. Yes, there are certain specifics: long range, the importance of low power consumption with high receiver sensitivity. But when you know the basics, you already understand how to work on a project and what the result will be. “

Before taking part in the work on the new standard, TUSUR has already implemented several educational projects on the Internet of Things.

“When you develop educational projects, it is important to thoroughly study the topic, since the listeners need to clearly explain all the nuances and be prepared for the most unexpected questions. This experience gave us a complete understanding of the problems associated with the current project ”, – says Evgeny Rogozhnikov.

TRUTH BORN IN DISCUSSION

The first edition of the draft national standard Open UNB is ready. In August, the protocol was discussed with market participants. Such openness is necessary, since it is important for companies that will work with Open UNB to see not only the characteristics of the standard, but also the rationale for the solutions used in it. The protocol must be transparent to all participants.

As noted in the Central Committee of the NTI BSIV, the standard is now being finalized. Representatives of medium and large businesses, specialists from various universities and industry associations join working groups and write comments. “And this will happen several times until we come to the understanding that the standard is mature enough to launch it,” notes Evgeny Rogozhnikov.

There are already about 20 experts in the team, not counting the staff of the Center. Business participation in the development of this project is quite justified. The emergence of an open standard for the Internet of Things will allow Russian companies to create their own product solutions based on it and build new business models. As a result, this will give an impetus for the development not only of the market for smart metering devices, but also other segments of the Russian economy.

Source: “Expert.Siberia”.

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Face-to-face discussion of the draft OpenUNB standard will take place on 02/20/2019 at Skoltech

Face-to-face discussion of the draft OpenUNB standard will take place on 02/20/2019 at Skoltech

The Skoltech NTI Competence Center “Technologies for Wireless Communication and the Internet of Things” (NTI Central Committee BSIV) and Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-Physical Systems” (TC 194) invite telecom industry experts to a seminar on the open standard of the Internet of Things OpenUNB. The developers will talk about the goals of creation, the scope and methods of using the protocol, as well as analyze it from a technical point of view (physical and channel levels, information security).

Workshop participants will be invited to further refine the standard.

When:  20 August 2019, from 15:00 to 17:00.

Where:  Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, the territory of the Skolkovo innovation center. Moscow, Bolshoy boulevard, 30, building 1, room 3005-E-B4 (according to the signs “OpenUNB”). Driving directions.

How to register:  you must fill out the  form.

Mail for communication:  iot@skoltech.ru.

The draft standard “Wireless data transmission protocol for high-capacity networks based on ultra-narrowband radio signal modulation” (OpenUNB) was developed by the Central Committee of NTI BSIV and TC 194. On July 29, a public discussion of the protocol began, which will last three months. During this time, feedback on the project is accepted.

The text of the draft OpenUNB standard and materials for submission of comments during the public discussion can be found in the  corresponding section on the official website of the Technical Committee “Cyber-physical systems”.

Nikita Utkin,  Chairman of the Cyber-Physical Systems TC, RVC Program Manager : “The new draft of the Internet of Things standard – OpenUNB – mediates a new logic: it comes not from commercial manufacturers and device developers, but from the research community, and is based on the principles of openness and universal availability. We are trying to fulfill our ambition to create a universal open Internet of things standard for “all undecided”. Its completion and improvement is a joint task of the Russian technological community.”

Dmitry Lakontsev, head of the NTI BSIV Central Committee:  “Until recently, there were practically no notable players in the niche of ultra-narrowband protocols for the Internet of Things, except for the closed Sigfox. OpenUNB is an open standard. And its success will depend on how widespread it gets. The more developers and manufacturers support it, the higher the chances of forming an ecosystem and taking a noticeable share in the market, and not only in Russia. The development of the standard requires a large community, so we invite the widest range of industry players to participate in our OpenUNB seminar.”

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Skoltech has released a new OpenUNB standard for the Internet of Things for open access

Skoltech has released a new OpenUNB standard for the Internet of Things for open access

Today, on the official website of technical committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems”, for the first time for public discussion and comments of experts, the  first edition of the  draft preliminary national standard (PNST) “Information technologies. Internet of Things. Wireless data transmission protocol for high-capacity networks based on ultra-narrowband radio signal modulation ”(OpenUNB, Open Ultra-Narrowband). In addition to  the standard itself,  interested specialists can familiarize themselves with the  explanatory note to it , as well as leave their comments and recommendations in a  special form .

The new standard establishes requirements for a data transfer protocol designed for one-way or two-way transmission of small “portions” of information (several bytes) between a group of base stations and a large number of devices (over 100 per base station), according to a schedule or by event. In this case, it is assumed that the terminal devices have power supply restrictions (power supply from a battery or accumulator throughout the entire service life of the device), are located in large areas (up to 50 km from the base station in line of sight) or in a complex radio environment (basements, collectors). In addition to the text of the protocol, its software implementation for open hardware platforms is already ready,

The draft standard was developed within the framework of Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems” by specialists from the NTI Competence Center “Technologies for Wireless Communication and the Internet of Things” on the basis of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) without the involvement of third-party contractors and outsourcing of specialists. The development of the protocol was financed by RVC JSC from the state grant for the creation and operation of the Central Committee of the NTI BSIV.

Proposing new standards, their refinement and integration into the industry are among the most important KPIs of all competence centers. And given that the main task of the NTI Central Committee BSIV is technological support for domestic companies in the development of new products in the field of the Internet of Things, their entry into promising NTI markets and gaining a significant share there, then the creation of open and free standards for all is the only possible way.

At the moment, there is a disunity in the market. Each company makes its own “local” decision, focusing exclusively on its own interests. In the future, it is lobbied through regulatory documents or resolutions, is included in roadmaps, which cuts off development opportunities for other firms. This approach is doomed. With its power, it will not be possible to create a mass market for IoT, even in a separate narrow sphere of housing and communal services. And the lack of competition will slow down technological development and lead to higher prices. Only open standards created by an organization independent of any particular company (such as the NTI BSIV Central Committee) and the professional communities that have formed around them, ready to harshly but constructively criticize the proposed protocols and refine them, can launch a mass market.

The use of the open protocol OpenUNB can induce many individual firms to create solutions based on it, compete with each other, and therefore effectively develop the digital economy. Large vendors of operator solutions with their NB-IoT and powerful 3GPP lobby are already operating in a similar way abroad. As a result, there is a global market for devices from various manufacturers with NB-IoT support. Exactly the same was done by the LoRa alliance, which even gave the operator part at the mercy of small manufacturers. Now it’s time to create the same open standard and community of developers and manufacturers in the UNB field. And its outpost should be the Russian Federation, where the most difficult conditions for the deployment of sensor networks and the highest requirements for their energy efficiency.

The choice of Ultra-Narrowband systems is due to the fact that for Narrowband the problem has already been solved using the NB-IoT and LoRa protocols. Both of them are open source and technically very decent (a number of the shortcomings noted in them are due to the nature of NB-networks, and not to developers’ mistakes). In fact, the only existing domestic open standard is NB-FI, but technically it is still quite crude. As for UNB, there is a good Sigfox protocol, but it is completely proprietary.

It is important to take into account that UNB is designed and technically meaningful only for use in a specific niche – sparsely populated areas with sensors and devices installed in hard-to-reach or closed places that do not have access to external energy sources (for example, gas and water meters, etc. ), since UNB allows for power optimization at high sensitivity and uses trusted cryptography. In a dense urban environment, it is more convenient to install a much faster solution with a reliable return channel and power it from an external source. In conditions of high density, it is much more efficient to use NB-IoT technologies, since the spectrum is licensed, and in conditions of lower density, it is LoRa, which is much cheaper.

So far, only the data link layer has been described in the protocol. Regarding the physical implementation, it is stated that OpenUNB can use any BPSK / DBPSK modulator. Anticipating critical remarks, it is necessary to point out that our specialists perfectly understand that the high sensitivity, which is so famous thanks to the ultra-narrow UNB bands, is possible only with a competent hardware implementation of the receiver. This is both a bottleneck and, at the same time, a strength of companies like Sigfox (backed by many patents). Therefore, taking into account this circumstance, the Central Committee of the NTI BSIV is now completing the development of a technical solution for the receiver. Together with the results of its modeling, it will also be made publicly available in the coming months, after which, together with its industrial partners, the NTI Central Committee BSIV will present a version of its hardware implementation.

For three months, starting from the 29th, the Central Committee of NTI BSIV and TC 194 will collect feedback from engineers and developers. A number of open seminars are planned to discuss the protocol with the participation of specialists from Huawei and the Institute for Information Transmission Problems. A.A. Kharkevich RAS, as well as other organizations, whose experience our Competence Center fully trusts.

Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems” and the NTI Competence Center “Technologies for Wireless Communication and Internet of Things” hope very much for the help of all specialists from the telecommunications industry and urge to actively participate in the discussion of the draft OpenUNB standard. We welcome any constructive criticism and pointing out errors and weaknesses in the current version of the protocol. Comments and suggestions should be sent by October 25, 2019 to the secretariat of TC 194 “Cyber-physical systems” (Russia, 121205, Moscow, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nobel Street, 1; e-mail: info@tc194.ru) according to the  attached project feedback form.

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Skoltech develops OpenUNB: a new open data transfer standard for the Internet of Things

Skoltech develops OpenUNB: a new open data transfer standard for the Internet of Things

A team of specialists from the Skoltech-based NTI Competence Center for Wireless and Internet of Things (NTI CC) has created a standard for the “Wireless Data Transfer Protocol for High-Capacity Networks Based on Ultra-Narrowband Radio Signal Modulation” OpenUNB (Open Ultra-Narrowband). It allows organizing radio channels between a large number of transmitting devices and network gateways, as well as easily integrating smart meters from different manufacturers into a single system.

Now on the Russian market there are several manufacturers of “smart” metering devices for housing and communal services. Each of them offers its own unique radio communication protocol that allows the meter to transmit data on the consumption of water, gas or electricity by end users, or receive a command from a central control system. Most of these protocols are closed, and almost all of them are incompatible with each other, which leads to serious difficulties in building complex accounting and control systems in housing and communal services using equipment from different suppliers, as well as additional costs for management companies to purchase base stations and other highly specialized radio equipment. In most countries of the world, this problem is solved by the introduction of a single open national communication standard,

The head of the NTI Central Committee Dmitry Lakontsev:  “Another reason here is purely economic. Business cases in the field of the Internet of Things are often low-margin, which is why it is extremely important to make the connection of end devices, for example, smart meters, to the network as cheap as possible, which makes available radio communication protocols a key element of IoT systems. There are now different communication protocols for long-range energy efficient networks (LPWANs). This is both LoRaWAN and NB-IoT, but only one niche – ultra-narrowband  class (UNB) protocols – lacks an adequate open solution. Therefore, our Competence Center set itself the task of developing a draft of an open national national standard UNB.

Previously, the most successful proprietary protocol of this class was created by the French company Sigfox. The Russian company Strizh is also developing its closed ultra-narrowband protocol XNB. The first attempt to create an open UNB protocol standard in Russia was NB-Fi from WAVIoT. However, experts considered a number of technical solutions used in it controversial, and the standard itself is strongly focused on a single vendor company, which extremely complicates its implementation by any other company. Only a truly open protocol with freely available implementation will allow us to form an ecosystem of companies in our country that produce solutions with fully compatible communication technology ”.

Unlike other protocols, in the OpenUNB standard, not only the upstream channel (from the sensor to the gateway) is well developed, but also the downstream one, which allows you to control the operation of the control device. Usually, a signal at frequencies of about 868 MHz in ultra-narrow channels “floats away” – the command transmitted to the sensor may simply not fall into its current reception width. OpenUNB provides a correction algorithm to ensure that downlink signals are transmitted.

Another advantage: the spectral parameters of the signal are fully described, which are absent in competing standards, which leads to strong “spurious” radiation of the devices using them. And this, in turn, significantly pollutes the radio air. OpenUNB takes into account the peculiarities of radio signal transmission, which reduces out-of-band emissions and allows efficient use of the frequency spectrum.

Also, OpenUNB is harmonized with domestic (“Grasshopper”) and international encryption standards (Advanced Encryption Standard, AES), while other protocols do not always use well-known and reliable encryption algorithms, which raises questions about both their resistance to cybercriminal attacks and the possibility of transferring access rights to data to third parties.

In addition, for example, the Strizh’s proprietary XNB protocol is focused on the use of dedicated licensed frequencies, which guarantee that there are no other operating devices in this range. OpenUNB allows you to work in both licensed and unlicensed range, which significantly increases the flexibility of systems built on its basis.

But most importantly, when using OpenUNB, a minimum amount of power is required to transfer one bit of information. Now it is the most energy-saving protocol, which is critically important for IoT systems in housing and communal services, since usually the meters are powered only from the built-in battery, which should be enough for several years of continuous operation.

The NTI Central Committee “Technologies of Wireless Communication and the Internet of Things” will soon publish the OpenUNB standard on a special portal, so that the widest possible circle of experts can get acquainted with it and formulate their critical remarks. After that, the specialists of the center will conduct a series of seminars and public discussions of the standard to refine and develop it. It takes three months to collect feedback from industry professionals.

Technical Committee 194 “Cyber-physical systems” provided great support in the creation of a new draft national standard for the information transfer protocol for the Internet of Things. As its chairman, head of RVC programs Nikita Utkin noted  :  “Earlier we already actively helped in the development of the NB-Fi standard, initiated an active discussion with the involvement of all leading experts. Thanks to our efforts, it was approved by Rosstandart at the beginning of 2019 as a preliminary national standard. However, we believe there should be a complete family of IoT standards and protocols on the market. Each of them has the opportunity to become a national standard and find practical application. “