From the IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance, the following paper makes the case for why IP will rule when it comes to the proliferation of smart objects. Adam Dunkels, PhD, Senior Scientist, Swedish Institute of Computer Science and JP Vasseur, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems:
IP provides standardized, lightweight, and platform-independent network access to smart objects and other embedded networked devices. The use of IP makes devices accessible from anywhere and from anything; general-purpose PC computers, cell phones, PDAs as well as database servers and other automated equipment such as a temperature sensor or a light bulb.
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.