IoT Links

Here is a variety of links and resources on the Internet of Things spotted around the web (not intended as any particular endorsements by Terepac or meant to imply affiliation; they are collected for interest’s sake.)

Backgrounders and IoT Applications Articles

Internet of Things News Bites

  • The Internet of Things Council – The site for this “loose group of professionals” is packed with a variety of views, quotes, excerpts, updates, news bits, etc etc, circling the topic of the Internet of Things

Groups in IoT network / communication-Enabling areas

  • The IPSO Alliance is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging the use of Internet Protocol standards for smart object connectivity. They offer some articles and whitepapers on their site to this end.
  • The DASH7 Alliance is a not-for-profit industry association for the DASH7 wireless connectivity standard. DASH7, aka ISO 18000-7 active RFID standard, operates at 433MHz and is intended for applicability towards low power, longer range, obstruction-penetrating, low data speed transmission types of uses.
  • The USNAP Alliance is an industry group working towards a low cost standardized connection between smart meters and home area networks. They are aiming to be communication-protocol agnostic for the home area networks’ various wireless technologies (e.g. Zigbee, WiFi, etc)
  • The ZigBee Alliance is the non-profit open association behind the Zigbee wireless networking standard. The standard tries to afford a low-cost, low-power technology such as might be demanded by wireless sensor or control networks; Zigbee devices can be used to form sizeable mesh networks.
  • NFC Forum – a not-for-profit industry association concerning near field communication (NFC) technology. NFC is a short-range proximity technology compatible with contactless HF 14443A/B and FeliCa; NFC-enabled devices can play roles interacting with HF proximity cards as a reader, emulating themselves as an HF card to another reader, or pairing peer-to-peer to share data, so they have applicability in a range of transit, payment, and wireless linking applications among other things.
  • Bluetooth Special Interest Group is the privately held not-for-profit trade association involved in publishing the Bluetooth standard and administering its qualification program. Bluetooth SIG has introduced a low-energy wireless connectivity technology, Bluetooth Low Energy as part of the Bluetooth v4.0 spec.
  • Dynastream Innovations (a subsidiary of Garmin) is the company behind ANT, a proprietary wireless network protocol that operates in the 2.4GHz range. It aims to suit for low-power, low system cost applications, targeting both personal area networks for health and wellness as well as wireless sensor networks, among other things.

Tools for Tinkering

  • Arduino is “an open-source electronics prototyping platform…intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments”. It has free software and open-source hardware reference designs, as well as links to online resources and tutorials for learning how to create your own projects.

Here is a variety of links and resources on the Internet of Things spotted around the web