Free Event Targets Developers, Makers and Robotics Enthusiasts Interested in Machine-to-Machine Protocols and Hardware

San Diego, CA – January 11, 2016 – The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced they are partnering with Arduino and Sierra Wireless to present a free, one-day workshop for developers of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services. The workshop is targeted at makers, developers, robotics enthusiasts, and others who would like to receive hands-on training with OMA’s Lightweight M2M (LwM2M) protocols. The workshop will take place on Friday, January 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley from 9:00AM until 3:00PM.

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Field engineers from sponsor companies, Arduino and Sierra Wireless, will guide attendees step-by-step on how to install an OMA LwM2M client on a platform, open a connection with the OMA LwM2M server and read and manipulate sensor values exposed by the OMA LwM2M client.

Attendees will have the chance to work with one of two platforms, including Eclipse Foundation’s Wakaama client on the new mangOH™ hardware platform (a project led by Sierra Wireless) or an Arduino YÚN Hardware platforms are limited and will only be distributed to the first 50 attendees to show up at the event. For more information or to register for this free workshop, see

About OMA LwM2M

Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) from the Open Mobile Alliance is fast becoming the global industry standard for M2M device management for the development of a fast, deployable, client-server specification to provide machine-to-machine service. The LwM2M Client is installed in a hardware platform and exposes sensor information to a remote LwM2M Server. OMA has also constructed an OMA LwM2M Developer Toolkit to assist developer and makers in understanding and using these specifications.

About Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

OMA is the wireless industry’s focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications, which support the creation of interoperable end-to-end mobile services. From requirements to specifications to implementations, OMA enables service architectures and open interfaces that are independent of the underlying wireless networks and platforms and that work across devices, service providers, networks, and geographies. More information at


Arduino is an open-source electronics platform launched to simplify the process of electronic prototyping and enable people with little or no technical background to build interactive products. A worldwide community of makers – students, hobbyists, artists, programmers, and professionals – has contributed to this open-source platform to create an incredible resource of knowledge accessible to novices and experts alike. Additional information about Arduino is available at

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services.

Sierra Wireless is the leading contributor to the Lightweight M2M industrial implementation projects at the Eclipse Foundation. Having both wireless modules and IoT platform supporting the LwM2M protocol, Sierra Wireless offers a unique secure over-the-air device management solution for operating and managing the lifecycle of distributed devices. Overall, we believe the proliferation of open IoT standards can improve the security and interoperability of the Internet of Things. Project mangOH™ is a new kind of open source hardware for Internet-of-Things (IoT) industrial-grade products. Project mangOH is born from a reference design provided under an open source license (business friendly) by Sierra Wireless. Project mangOH aims at easing the prototyping and the productization of IoT solutions. Its modular design allows hardware designers to select components that will be populated on the board, avoiding a complete redesign when you decide to turn your prototype into an industrial product. For more information, see