December 2011, Issue 1
In This Issue
How to Join the IPSO Alliance
Featured Contributor: Synapse Wireless
Featured Promoter: Convergence Wireless
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Member News

Nivis Launches New Smart Objects Networking Platform

Sensinode Joins Multi-Vendor Demonstration of Standards-Based Wireless M2M

NXP Demos JenNet-IP Smart Home Control Based On 6LoWPAN

TI's new 6LoWPAN sub-1GHz solutions deliver mesh wireless Internet connectivity

Ember IP Stack Demo Features iPad App to Control Multiple Smart Energy Devices

IPSO Members & Friends Invited to Propose Talks for Amphion Forum 2012 in Munich

Come find IPSO Members at these events around the world. 
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2012 International CES

Las Vegas, NV, USA

January 10-13, 2012



(Ericsson CEO Speaking 

LVCC north hall, N258
10 Jan at 1pm)

(21318-B located in South Hall 1)

GreenWave Reality

(Treasure Island) 


(No Booth)  


Sigma Designs

(Las Vegas Hilton) 


Gridweek Asia 

Mumbai, India

January 16-18, 2012



AHR Expo 

Chicago, IL, USA

January 23-25, 2012 


(Booth 3414) 


DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition 

San Antonio, TX, USA

January 24-26, 2012 


(Booth 2033)   


(Booth 611)  

Silver Spring Networks 

(Booth 558)   




Smart Cities 2012 Conference 


February 1-2, 2012 




Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain

February 27- March 1, 2012




Smart Energy Summit

Austin, TX, USA

February 28- March 1, 2012 


National Instruments


Nuremberg, Germany

February 28- March 1, 2012 



(Products on Display) 

National Instruments  




CeBIT 2012

Hannover, Germany

March 6-10, 2012 



Nordic Energy Outlook

Gothenburg, Sweden

March 13-15, 2012 


ElectroTest Sweden AB


Smart Cities 2012 Conference

Washington, D.C., USA

March 20-21, 2012 



83rd IETF

Paris, France

March 25-30, 2012 



ESC Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA, USA

March 26-29, 2012 


National Instruments


Smart Cities 2012 Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

March 27-28, 2012 



MeteringChina Trade Show 2012 

Hangzhou, China

March 27-29, 2012 


National Instruments 


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IPSO Alliance NewsletterChairman
Chairman's Message  

2011 has been a banner year for IPSO.  We have made great strides in the maturity of the Alliance.  We have passed 55 member companies, added a new committee, brought on a new marketing team, seated a new TAB,
restarted our interoperability testing, started our social media campaign and launched our new newsletter.  You will read more about each of these areas in this newsletter.

We've added 16 new members in 2011 and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the IPSO Alliance: Bii Group, GreenWave Reality, ST Microelectronics, Cilab, Consumers Energy, Econocom, ElectroTest Sweden AB, Iota Computing, ISMB, Maxim Integrated Products, Motorola, Sensus, Smart Dutch, Symphony Networks, Synapse Wireless, and TMC.  Globally, these companies represent China, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

With our success in 2011, we have much to do in 2012.  While few would argue that the US Smart Grid will be solidly based on IP, there are many facets of the smart energy program where companies are still trying to push proprietary protocols.  It is important for us to continue to extol the benefits of IP architecture.  Other industries are much further behind in adopting IP.  We will be working with the BACnet community to help push the use of IP in the commercial building space.  We will continue to support our partners building industrial systems based on IP.  We need to expand our efforts in health care and home automation to ensure that our message about the advantages of an "IP to the edge" network is brought to the community.

It is important for us all to recognize and remember that we are a global organization with members from most every region of the world.  As such, I am pleased to announce that we are working on our plans for our Spring 2012 meeting in Paris, France on April 2nd and 3rd.  More details about the specific location and hotel will be coming shortly.

As we move into the next year we will be looking to our committees, our TAB and our members to help us identify areas where we can impact technology choices and where we can best spend our time and effort in educating and marketing the Internet of Things.

Remember that this is YOUR Alliance.  If you feel we are missing some area, speak up and get involved!

We're looking forward to a productive 2012! 
-Geoff Mulligan 
Chairman of the IPSO Alliance 


Synapse Wireless 
Synapse Wireless Chief Technology Officer, David Ewing, describes the real world application of the Internet of Things by featuring a 'life-saving' medical story of a 22% reduction in hospital-acquired infections.

"First discussed by Kevin Ashton in 1999, The Internet of Things is now generally understood to refer to the concept of having uniquely identifiable objects along with their virtual representations accessible and controllable using an Internet-like structure...Continue Reading


Convergence Wirless Founder & CEO, Tim Hirou, explains the history of Convergence Wireless, Inc. and their contributions to IP-standards based technology.

Convergence Wireless, Inc. is a world class wireless networking technology company that has developed disruptive technology which uses IP standards-based technology to wirelessly control existing commercial building lighting infrastructure to deliver Demand Response automatic load shedding value to utilities around the world...Continue Reading 


Committee Updates
Read about the latest white papers in development from TAB Chairman, Jari Arkko of Ericsson.


Learn about our marketing initiatives, including our social media developments and current surveys from the Marcom Committee.

Read about IPSO's renewed focus on Interoperability testing from BoD liaison Geoff Mulligan of Proto6.

Learn how to get involved in the latest white paper about security and key management for IPSOs from committee chair Manoj Kulkarni of Mocana.

Smart Building

Read about the proposal for an application layer protocol based on Web services from committee chair Abtin Keshavarzian of Bosch.


Smart Energy

Be the first to find out about the Home Energy Demo and Interop Event from committee chair Lizardo Hernandez of Landis + Gyr.

Fall Member Meeting Summary  
Our Fall member meeting was held at the Google campus in Mountain View, California.  Thanks to Google and Vint Cerf for sponsoring us.

We held the meeting in conjunction with a very successful press event and member product demonstration. Not only were we able to increase the awareness of the Alliance and the availability of IP technology, the event generated a number of independent articles. With the outstanding review of the press event and product demonstrations we will look at doing this again.  More about this will be in the Marcom committee update  in this newsletter....Continue Reading 
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