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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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.Read More
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.Read More