Google has joined the IPSO Alliance, a consortium of technology vendors promoting the use of the Internet Protocol for "smart object communications," once referred to as "the Internet of things." The vision of this group is that everything from appliances to cars are plugged into an IP network and can communicate via private networks or over the Internet.
As you might expect, the year-old group is also a cheerleader for IPv6 adoption. Should every object that consumes power also be equipped with its own IP address, we are going to need more of those puppies.
In addition to Google, Fujitsu also joined IPSO. The IPSO alliance now boasts 53 members including Bosch, Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments and now Google and Fujitsu.
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