"COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 22, 2011. The IPSO Alliance, the leading organization defining the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced four new members, its intent to begin a series of interoperability tests, and the approval and completion of two new standards. This demonstrates significant demand for Internet Protocol (IP) for smart objects, which allow items ranging from appliances to factories to cars to communicate as individuals do over the Internet.
New members to the IPSO Alliance include:
--GreenWave Reality, a global innovator in energy management and demand response systems, providing an affordable, easy-to-use, standards-based home energy management solution that includes intelligent lighting has joined IPSO as a Promoter member.
-- Corporative Intelligence Laboratory S.L. of Spain (Cilab), the company behind Green Asset Management (GAM), which is a platform based on distributed computing, focusing in the optimization of the way we use resources at an urban/community scale;
-- ElectroTest Sweden AB, a Sweden-based company that works for IPv6/6LoWPAN interoperable and standard products for energy conversation in buildings; Sensus, a leading utility infrastructure company offering smart meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric, gas, and water industries have all joined as Contributor members.
"Sensus is proud to take a leadership role in helping to further the use of IP for networking solutions," said David Ayers, vice president of engineering at Sensus. "As the foremost network layer protocol for enabling multiple applications, IP further secures the role of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) networks as a key component of the smart grid."
Over the course of six months, IPSO will be conducting a series of interoperability tests at the IP layer, running both within a single PHY/MAC as well as demonstrating interoperability across multiple PHY/MAC layers."