SOURCE: IPv6 Forum

IPv6 Forum

IPv6 Forum

March 22, 2010 13:27 ET

The IPSO Alliance and the IPv6 Forum Forge a Worldwide Partnership to Drive Interoperability for Internet of Things

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE and LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  The IPSO Alliance and the IPv6 Forum have joined forces to promote a common platform of interoperability based on the IPv6 Ready Logo Program and drive thereby harmonized deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) based on IPv6. Forum members will jointly benefit from this awareness and interop initiative in sharing essential knowledge in their key events and in seeking and designing new joint initiatives on a worldwide basis.

"IPv6 is a solid base for the Internet of Things. The IPSO alliance and its support to the IETF work on ROLL and 6LoWPAN will enable IoT devices and apps to scale and interoperate igniting future end-to-end innovation and invention of next-generation services and apps not even imagined today," emphasizes Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum & Emeritus Trustee Internet Society.

 "The Internet Protocol and specifically IPv6 are key to the networking of smart objects. I'm delighted to see our two organizations working together on interoperability test suites and certification programs leveraging the best of class IPv6 ready logo program. This will dramatically help this industry to scale to a worldwide range," said Patrick Wetterwald, IPSO Alliance President.

"This partnership between the IPv6 Forum and IPSO is a very important milestone for IoT based on IPv6. It will enhance the IPv6 Ready Logo program, industry-standard measure of IPv6 capability and interoperability, to include test categories for devices, like IP based smart objects, with non-Ethernet based access media," states Yanick Pouffary, NAv6TF Technology Director, IPv6 Forum Fellow and IPv6 Forum (Ready & Enabled) Logo Programs Chairperson.

"Smart objects using Internet Protocols is a promising field for an efficient and creative smart digital space. The use of IPv6 for networking smart objects is of strategic value. The cooperation between IPSO and IPv6 Forum will be fruitful and beneficial to the Internet at large," states Dr. Hiroshi Esaki, co-chair IPv6 Promotion Council, Japan, Trustee Internet Society and Chair IPv6 Ready Logo Program.

About the IPSO Alliance
Intended to complement the efforts of entities such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which develop and ratify technical standards in the Internet community, the IPSO Alliance organizes interoperability tests, documents the use of new IP-based technologies, conducts marketing activities and serves as an information repository for users seeking to understand the role of IP in networks of physical objects. IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization advocating an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects.
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About the IPv6 Forum
The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide consortium of leading Internet service vendors, National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure Next Generation Internet and allowing worldwide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of interoperability through its IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logo Programs:;;

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Latif Ladid,
    President, IPv6 FORUM
    Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society (
    Tel: + 352 - 30 71 35
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