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Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP by Adam Dunkels, Jean-Philippe Vasseur

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Chapter 14

Standardization

14.1 Introduction

Standardization is in many ways synonymous with openness and interoperability. It is also because IP has always been an open standard with no royalties that a plethora of new applications emerged in the past few decades while ensuring interoperability between devices from different manufacturers. Standardization is not used just to produce documents that define protocol specifications, but rather to ensure that implementers will be able to develop systems that smoothly interoperate.

Conversely, the lack of standardization has many undesirable effects. Over the past 15 years, a plethora of proprietary technologies and architectures have been developed to address the requirements of Low-power and Lossy ...

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