Chapter 18

The IP for Smart Object Alliance

18.1 Mission and Objectives of the IPSO Alliance

As discussed in Chapter 14, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF — http://www.ietf.org/) is the standardization body in charge of producing the technical specification for the IP protocol suite.

Companies such as Cisco, ArchRock, Proto6, SICS, Atmel, and others that from the beginning believed in the benefits of an end-to-end IPv6 solution to make the “Internet of Things” a reality were faced with the following realities:

• The only available technical documents were related to protocol designs or detailed technical requirements produced by the IETF. They were difficult for engineers not involved in the IETF on a daily basis to read. There was clearly ...

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