Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP - The Next Internet" by Adam Dunkels and JP Vasseur Now Available from Amazon

"Interconnecting Smart Object with IP - The Next Internetby Adam Dunkels, the author of the Contiki operating system and the uIP and lwIP embedded IP stacks, and JP Vasseur, the chair the Technology Advisory Board of the IPSO alliance and the co-chair of the ROLL (Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks) Working Group, is now available from Amazon.


The book covers: background: wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, computer networking; technology: hardware and software, low-power communication with 802.15.4 and WiFi, power line communications (PLC), the Internet Protocol stack, IPv6, UDP and TCP, REST and web services, security, 6LoWPAN header compression, RPL routing; smart object applications: the smart grid, smart cities, building automation, home automation, industrial automation.
The table of Contents can be found here.
Read the full chapter 3: Elsevierdirect (PDF)
Read excerpts from all chapters: Sciencedirect link

Source: SICS

Monday, June 7, 2010

Arch Rock Launches First IP and Web Standards-Based Wireless Mesh Platform for Smart Grid

'PhyNet-Grid' Technology Enables Real-time Communication Using Latest Standards in Network, Security, CIM and Sub-gigahertz 802.15.4g Radio

SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Arch Rock Corporation has introduced PhyNet-Grid, the first advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and grid communication platform based entirely on industry-standard IP networking, security and data-collection protocols. Because it implements open standards at all layers, PhyNet-Grid lets OEMs craft fully interoperable wireless meshed IPv6-based smart-meter solutions that will offer their utility customers investment protection and multi-vendor compatibility for years to come.
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A number of the standards incorporated into PhyNet-Grid, released in recent months by their respective standards bodies, bring unprecedented advantages to AMI users.

New IEEE 802.15.4e/g radio chips will be produced in large volumes by established semiconductor vendors and made widely available, unlike the dedicated chips made in-house by vendors of proprietary systems.

802.15.4e, in particular, allows low-power operation, enabling utilities to avoid operational loss during power outages, when remote access and visibility are essential.

The IETF's 6LoWPAN, ROLL, CoRE and the W3C's EXI provide the benefit of open IP and web networking while remaining resource-efficient in the context of cost-effective wireless mesh networks.

CIM and HTTP allow interfacing with MDMS and other utility applications using open enterprise web standards and data formats.

TLS/DTLS and open public key cryptography and certificate management provide strong security mechanisms that are open, well documented and widely tested.

More: Businesswire: Arch Rock Launches First IP and Web Standards-Based Wireless Mesh Platform for Smart Grid

Sunday, June 6, 2010

ZigBee Smart Energy profile (SE 2.0) Draft 0.7 Specification released

"ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 will be IP-based and offer a variety of new features. Given the important role ZigBee Smart Energy plays in the Smart Grid, the ZigBee Alliance is taking unprecedented steps for an open organization engaged in standards development. It has made three documents that guide development available for public review: Market Requirements Document, draft Technical Requirements Document and the draft 0.7 Specification."


The ZigBee Alliance has released the Draft 0.7 Document of ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 which follows the release of draft Technical Requirements Document (TRD) for ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 last month. It is now available for public review. The next draft to be shared publicly will be the 0.9 document of ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0 and it will be posted once the specification has passed development milestones.


Source: Zigbee Alliance

The ZigBee Alliance and IPSO Alliance Collaborate on ZigBee IP and ZigBee Smart Energy 2.0

Efforts will focus on furthering use of IP in the leading HAN standard

May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance, and the IPSO (IP for Smart Objects) Alliance announced today an agreement to collaborate on wireless home area networks (HAN) using the ZigBee IP specification and the ZigBee Smart Energy™ version 2.0 standard. The two alliances will collaborate on expanding HANs by using IP technology. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, and the IPSO Alliance promotes the use of Internet Protocol (IP) in smart objects.

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