Standards For The Internet Of Things

By Robert Vamosi | 7/18/12 7:04 AM

Gigaom has a thought piece about the need to reconcile all these different standards used for the Internet of Things today. It cites the continuing practice of devices using different radio technologies: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and cellular technologies. "There’s really no way of assuring your “thing” will connect to the network or networks available at any given time."

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Mocana Secures Freescale's Zigbee Smart Energy 2.0 Platform

By Robert Vamosi | 6/21/12 6:03 AM

On Tuesday, Mocana announced that its NanoCrypto(TM) device cryptographic engine will be used by Freescale Semiconductor to provide security for its new Kinetis(R) wireless solutions for ZigBee(R) Smart Energy Version 2.0. Already a Mocana customer, Freescale chose the Mocana NanoCrypto software for its new SE 2.0 project because it provided the easiest integration with their existing ZigBee Smart Energy Profile stack for the newly announced Kinetis KW-20 wireless MCU, while offering super-fast performance even in the resource-constrained environments common to embedded implementations.

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Silicon Labs To Buy Zigbee-Maker Ember

By Robert Vamosi | 5/29/12 5:51 AM

One of the largest suppliers of ZigBee-based wireless networks is about to be acquired by Austin-based chip company Silicon Labs.

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Intel Fields Prototype Home Appliance Controller

By JDavis | 6/17/10 1:43 PM

A recent report on PC Authority takes an in-depth look at Intel's Intelligent Home Energy Management dashboard prototype which interfaces with appliances and devices over Wifi as well as the low-power ZigBee standard. The dashboard features a touchscreen display that allows for easy management and adjustment of energy usage in the home.

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New Wireless Standard for Medical Devices

By JDavis | 4/12/10 9:17 AM

The ZigBee Alliance has announced the public availability of ZigBee Health Care, a new version of the ZigBee wireless standard that is intended specifically for medical devices.

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The Automated Home -- Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

By JDavis | 12/8/09 8:08 AM

It is estimated that more than 1 million automation systems will be installed in North American homes in 2012. This is three times the number installed in 2008 and it is estimated to double again by 2014. Much of this home automation and monitoring technology is coming from traditional telecom, broadband, and security companies who are bringing the latest technology to their existing products and customers.

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IP is the glue

By JDavis | 6/15/09 7:09 PM

As we move towards the Internet of things (IOT), it's clear that we need something to be the glue holding this evolved Internet together.

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