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One Step Closer to a Future Where Any Device Can Be Connected to the Internet

Cisco, Atmel and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) have announced the availability of uIPv6, one of the world's smallest open-source, IPv6-ready protocol stack capable of enabling every device to have an Internet Protocol address no matter how limited by power or memory.

From today's report: "Smart" objects powered by a wide range of sensors and actuators are poised to enable a wide range of next-generation applications in building automation, industrial monitoring, smart cities and energy management, among many other areas. These applications help transmit information in the physical world about conditions or the environment (for example, temperature, light, motion, health status) to locations where the information can be analyzed, correlated with other data and acted upon.

"By running an IPv6 stack, operating a network of sensors thus becomes as easy as operating a network of PCs, IP phones, or any other IP devices," said Adam Dunkels, senior scientist at SICS and Contiki project leader.

Read full story: Yahoo! News

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