Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HomeGrid Forum and ZigBee Alliance Team to Establish Wired and Wireless Smart Home Applications

Home Networking Powerhouses Sign Liaison Agreement to Ensure G.hn/G.hnem Wired and ZigBee Smart Energy Wireless Devices Work Seamlessly Together in Home Energy Management Networks

"BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - 02/10/11) - The HomeGrid Forum (HGF) today announced a new liaison agreement with the ZigBee® Alliance to extend their collaboration on the ZigBee Smart Energy™ standard development. This work will pave the way for consumers and utilities to use ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 wireless or wired networks to further advance Smart Grid programs and deliver new energy, financial and environmental savings."

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Texas Instruments brings ZigBee home automation to smartphones & tablets

"Texas Instruments is showing off their latest tech at Mobile World Congress 2011, including a ZigBee stack which will support various ZigBee profiles on Android, including the RF4CE, Home Automation, and Smart Energy profiles. This will allow your smartphone or tablet to interact with your home automation setup directly."

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IPSO Alliance to Discuss 'Securing IP Smart Objects' in Free Webinar

Speakers from member companies Atmel, Dust Networks, and Mocana

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The IPSO Alliance, the organization defining the "Internet of Things," today announced a free webinar titled "Securing IP Smart Objects." The 60-minute live session, scheduled for March 1st at 9 a.m. PST, includes speakers from Atmel, Dust Networks, and Mocana.

The increasing number of smart objects creates new opportunities for hackers to disrupt services, steal sensitive information, and commit fraud. IPSO's webinar will focus on smart object applications and relevant threats as well as evaluate at a high-level different approaches to secure against these threats. It will also offer some practical guidelines for building security into sensitive applications such as health care, and discuss some misconceptions about securing these devices.

"Confidentiality, integrity and authentication are some of the most important data security concerns for smart objects," said Kurt Stammberger, chairman of IPSO's Security Committee. "Thinking about smart object security early pays off in compelling ways, ensuring trust and enabling personalization, automation and context intelligent policy enforcement when these objects are fully 'operationalized' and integrated into the day to day operations of an organization. IPSO and its Security Working Group are out in front and doing really interesting and relevant work helping to secure the Internet of Things."

Webinar speakers include:
Geoff Mulligan – IPSO's chairman
Colin O'Flynn – Low-Power Wireless Division, Atmel
Kris Pister – Founder and Chief Technologist, Dust Networks
Kurt Stammberger, CISSP – VP Market Development, Mocana

Attendees can ask questions at the end of the presentations.
To register for the live webinar, "Securing IP Smart Objects," please visit www.ipso-alliance.org.
NOTE: The webinar will also be recorded and posted to the IPSO website for future reference.

About IPSO Alliance
The IPSO Alliance is the primary advocate for IP networked devices for use in energy, consumer, healthcare and industrial applications. The IPSO Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 55 members from leading technology, communications and energy companies. Their mission is to enable the foundation for a network that will allow any sensor-enabled physical object to communicate to another, just as individuals do over the Internet. Membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information, visit www.ipso-alliance.org.

Media Contact:
Shannon Mayette
IPSO Alliance
602.882.4733
smayette@ipso-alliance.org

SOURCE: IPSO Alliance
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