Tuesday, June 29, 2010


npg sent me this very interesting video on IPSO Alliance: Promoting the use of IP for Smart Objects 

The basic premise is that IP (Internet Protocol) should be on absolutely everything.  The electronics are so small and so cheap there is absolutely no reason not to take advantage of the incredible power of IP.  We did this for MTConnect and then made it even easier and more ubiquitous by putting XML and http into the MTConnect spec so each MTConnect piece of equipment essentially looks like an extremely small and secure web server to the rest of the network.

As the site states, "Electronic Design's Bill Wong talks with Chairman Geoff Mulligan about IPSO Alliance, an open, informal and thought-leading association of like-minded organizations and individuals that promote the value of using the Internet Protocol for the networking of Smart Objects."

For more information, visit IPSO Alliance