Linked by David Adams on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 18:29 UTC, submitted by Rabby
Internet & Networking Cisco and a group of leading tech companies have formed an industry alliance that promotes the Internet Protocol (IP) for interconnecting millions of embedded devices such as thermometers and light switches, forming an "Internet of Things". Many OSNews readers should be familiar with the technical basis of the alliance: embedded open source developer Adam Dunkels' lightweight uIP TCP/IP stack from the Contiki operating system. Nice to see that open source OSes besides Linux and BSD also have a major impact on the technology industry.
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Okay those MIL connectors look real nice, a little too nice and no doubt pricey. It's upto the industry to choose proper connectors to do the job that can withstand some abuse, just lighten up on using the plastic with bits that will snap off please. Besides the vast majority of the sensors that will be on the network only need a KB/s bandwidth or so plus limited power in the USB range.

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