Weightless, the U.K.-based body behind the Weightless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications standard for white-space spectrum, released some details of its first plenary session at The Technology Partnership in Melbourn near Cambridge.

“We’re now seeing the future unfolding in front of us,” commented CEO William Webb. "While regulatory, security, testing and MAC/PHY subgroups might a little dry to your everyday consumer, remember that the endpoint is a world where everything, from bins to parking spaces, lights to shopping trolleys, are connected into an intelligent municipal whole. This technology will be the engine of the smart city, the smart grid, future healthcare systems and much more.”

As such, the group remains on schedule to deliver a finished standard early next year, and members soon will be testing various aspects of Weightless in real-world deployments on the Cambridge network.

A new version of the Weightless specification based on discussions between its members will be released soon. To receive a copy, click here.

To view video content outlining Weightless’ proposition, click here.

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