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UK.gov sinks another £1.6m into Internet of Stuff spec HyperCat

The Register - Blighty has announced another £1.6m in funding for its Internet of Stuff standard HyperCat, courtesy of the government’s Technology Strategy Board.

In a bid to go all Tim Berners-Lee on the much-hyped Internet of Things, UK.gov has teamed up with tech heavyweights like IBM and ARM to deliver an interoperability standard for devices that will allow them to discover each other. The so-called HyperCat specification can browse machines and search by metadata using standards like HTTPS, Restful APIs and JSON as data formats.

 

“In the same way that Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s world wide web specification unlocked the potential of the internet, the HyperCat specification will unlock the full potential of the internet of things by creating a world wide web for machines,” enthused IoT firm and consortium member Flexeye in a canned statement today.