SOURCE: Sensinode Ltd

September 16, 2008 07:00 ET

Sensinode Joins IPSO Alliance to Promote Use of IP in Networks of Smart Objects

Momentum Building as Leading Companies Create Alliance to Offer Education, Interoperability Testing, Marketing for Embedded IP Applications

OULU, FINLAND--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Sensinode Ltd. today announced that it has joined the IPSO Alliance, a group of leading technology vendors and users whose goal is promoting the Internet Protocol (IP) as the networking technology best suited for connecting sensor- and actuator-equipped or "smart" objects and delivering information gathered by those objects.

Smart objects are objects in the physical world that -- typically with the help of embedded devices -- transmit information about their condition or environment (e.g., temperature, light, motion, health status) to locations where the information can be analyzed, correlated with other data and acted upon.

"The IPSO Alliance is pleased to have Sensinode join as a Promoter and help build a community to drive the adoption of IP for smart objects, said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the Alliance. We have a distinguished group of companies in the Alliance who are all dedicated to educating a wide range of user communities about IP and bringing IP-based solutions to the marketplace."

"Formation of the IPSO Alliance is an important milestone on the path to cost-effective, low-power and highly-scalable networks for wireless sensing and control applications," said Endale Mitiku, VP Marketing/Sales at Sensinode Ltd. "Sensinode was founded specifically to focus on IP-based wireless networks, and we are very excited to join with innovative technology companies and user organizations that have a common interest in promoting widespread adoption of this technology."

About Sensinode Ltd.

Sensinode Ltd. is the leading provider of commercial 6LoWPAN technology, providing innovative, open-standard products to realize the vision of IP-based networks of Smart Objects. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, Sensinode was founded on over 10 years of research and innovation in IP-based wireless embedded systems. The company's vision is that IP-based IEEE 802.15.4 will be the next WiFi and will power the "Internet of Things." This will enable real-time physical sensing, tracking and identification with enterprise systems and the Internet through scalable low-power networks in building automation, asset management, advanced metering and other applications. For more info www.sensinode.com

About the IPSO Alliance

The IPSO Alliance is a global non-profit organization serving the various communities seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the basis for connecting smart objects by providing coordinated marketing efforts available to the general public. The Alliance's purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in connecting smart objects. For more information, visit http://www.IPSO-Alliance.org.

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:
    Endale Mitiku
    VP Marketing/Sales
    Sensinode Ltd.
    Oulu, Finland
    Tel: +358 50 5050 891
    Email: Email Contact

    Matthew Schmidt
    FS Communications for Sensinode
    San Mateo, CA
    Tel: (1) 650-345-3549
    Email: Email Contact