Nivis introduced its new Smart Objects networking platform at a press reception sponsored by the IPSO Alliance at the Santa Clara TechMart. Nivis reports that the new platform “instills virtually any object with IP-based communication abilities, enabling a broad range of new applications in industries such as smart metering, smart lighting, industrial automation, building automation, environmental monitoring, and healthcare monitoring.” In addition, the platform enables the Internet of Things concept, which is advocated by the IPSO Alliance.
Smart Objects, which was designed so OEMs can incorporate the platform with reduced costs and faster time to market, will be available in the first quarter of 2012.
Nivis CEO Doug Johns notes, “From first-hand experience, I see growth in this industry paralleling what we witnessed in 90s with personal computers and Internet Security in the 2000s. With the introduction of the Nivis Smart Objects networking platform, we are well-positioned to enable the market.”
The non-profit IPSO Alliance, a strong advocate for IP networked devices in energy, consumer, healthcare and industrial applications, is comprised of more than 50 members from leading technology, communications and energy companies. The Alliance’s stated mission is to “enable the foundation for a network that will allow any sensor-enabled physical object to communicate to another, just as individuals do over the Internet.” Membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information, visit www.ipso-alliance.org.
Atlanta, Georgia based Acuity Brands Lighting provides luminaires, lighting control systems, and related products and services, with operations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.acuitybrands.com .
Founded in 1998, Nivis initially developed proprietary wireless solutions and now promotes open wireless standards, including 6LoWPAN, RPL/RoLL, ISA100.11a, and WirelessHART. Based in Atlanta, the company also has offices in Belgium and Romania.