Smart objects: the next step for imaging?

JUNE 23, 2009--In another step promoting the use of so-called smart objects, including imaging sensors, for business and personal use, the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO) has completed a global demonstration of IP-connected physical objects at the NetWorld+Interop 2009 show in Las Vegas, NV.

Jun 23rd, 2009

JUNE 23, 2009--In another step promoting the use of so-called smart objects, including http://www.vision-systems.com/search/search_results.html?keywords=imaging+sensors&collection=vsd imaging sensors, for business and personal use, the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO) has completed a global demonstration of IP-connected physical objects at the NetWorld+Interop 2009 show in Las Vegas, NV. The IPSO Alliance is an organization of providers seeking to establish Internet Protocol for the interconnection of physical objects.

At the NetWorld+Interop show, the IPSO Alliance interoperability demonstration linked sensors globally to a business intelligence application provided by SAP, which then fed results to a graphical application displayed at the IPSO Alliance booth in Las Vegas. This enabled those attending to view the sensor data in real time streamed from ten locations in Korea, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, England, Canada, Colorado, Nevada, and California.

Over the course of the event the IPSO Alliance collected over 100,000 temperature, humidity, and light readings from the sensors spread over the three continents. Each node in the demonstration communicated using IPv6 directly between the sensor nodes without the use of proprietary protocols, gateways, or translators. The entire infrastructure of the demonstration used off-the-shelf hardware and pre-existing Internet framework -- clearly showing the benefits of using Internet Protocol for this purpose.

For more information, go to: www.ipso-alliance.org

-- Posted by Conard Holton, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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