Wednesday, August 6, 2014

IPSO Alliance to Focus on How to Use IoT Open Standards

"Colorado Springs, CO - August 5, 2014 - The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance has broadened its Internet of Things (IoT) standards vision to include education on the proper use of IP protocols to create end-to-end solutions for the Internet of Things. This change has been adopted to advance the promotion of open standards using current and emerging IP technologies within the IoT community.

"Since its creation in 2008, the IPSO Alliance has been one of the most active groups in the IoT space," said Pete St. Pierre, President of IPSO Alliance. "As more standards organizations attempt to lay claim to the IoT, it was important to re-define our vision to ensure we are meeting the needs of our membership and, more importantly, the design community at large. We look forward to promoting how to use IP by engaging leaders from over 45 IPSO member companies to act as advocates and thought leaders on IoT open standards."

IPSO Alliance members will be speaking at a number of upcoming shows about IoT open standards through the Fall. These events include:

  • Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo in Denver, CO in September
  • Designers of Things in San Francisco, CA in September
  • Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, NV in September
  • ARMTechCon in Santa Clara, CA in October

The Alliance will also support the White House Smart America Challenge "local editions" in Detroit and Austin as well as the recently announced National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Global Cities Challenge.

The IPSO Alliance is further set to publish two documents outlining open standards for interoperability between objects. The first defines a simple and extensible set of smart objects that can be used to build communication between devices used in smart energy, home automation and a host of other functions. The second document outlines a conceptually simple architecture that can be used to build interoperable machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT applications.

"The ultimate goal for the IPSO Alliance is to define how to use the existing set of open standards, specifically IP, to build successful IoT products," continued Mr. St. Pierre. "This definition will further illustrate that this can be done without creating new and complicated protocols in the future."

About the IPSO Alliance
The IPSO Alliance is a global forum that serves as a resource center and thought leader for industries seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the basis for the IoT and M2M applications. IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information, visit or contact Jessica Barnes at"


Sunday, May 18, 2014

SmartAmerica Expo and Webiste

"The SmartAmercia Expo will be held all day on June 11 at the Washington DC Convention Center.

This will be a jam packed day of talks and demonstrations by the teams along with Keynotes by officials from the White House (Todd Park as confirmed his participation), GSA, Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Transportation, and Defense. We are planning that the presentations will run from10am to 3pm and demonstrations will open from 10am to 4pm. The Expo is free to attend, but registration is required (

Take a look at the new SmartAmerica Website ( or and SmartAmerica Expo registration page ( On the website you will find some of the articles that have come out about the work of our teams on the “News” page.

Please consider attending the Expo and see how Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT can benefit American society and our economy. We will have dogs, robots, UAVs - something for everyone. Invite anyone that you feel would benefit from attending and seeing the wonderful accomplishments of the teams.

If you have questions, let us know.
Geoff and Sokwoo"

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