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IPSO Alliance demos IP- enabled smart objects at Interop 2009

The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance, an organization of networking technology vendors and users...


May 20, 2009  


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The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance, an organization of networking technology vendors and users, is showcasing  a variety of demonstrations at Interop 2009, including a worldwide IP sensor connectivity display, running continuously over the course of the show.

Applications range from home and commercial building automation to smart metering, factory monitoring and data centre energy management.

The IPSO Alliance’s live interoperability demonstration links a multitude of sensors globally with an SAP database.

A graphical application displayed at the IPSO Alliance will allow Interop visitors to see the results of the demonstration as they come in from products developed by member companies Arch Rock, Atmel, Cisco, Dust Networks, Freescale, GainSpan, Jennic, Nivis, SAP, Sensinode, SICS, and Sigma Designs. The data will be drawn from devices located in cities throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

According to a release from IPSO, a smart object is one that combines sensing, computational power, communications capability, and a small power source to provide real time information to a host application.

By using Internet Protocol, devices from multiple companies, some using differing physical communication links, can easily interoperate without the need for complex gateways and other redundant infrastructure, it said.