AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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4/15/2014 | 8:39:24 PM
Footdragging on the Internet of Things
It may be footdragging on the IoT, but I hope my refrigerator isn't automatically feeding data into the cloud to be analyzed by appliance salesmen, energy police and psychologists everywhere. I can see why the refrigerator manufacturer would want operational data. And maybe all refrigerator manufacturers should pool their data to see who does what best. But do I really have to exchange that data with the my neighbor's refrigerator, my doorbell system or with my Bose stereo?
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
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4/16/2014 | 11:31:27 AM
Cisco key
Having Cisco is big, though GE is a notable player not in the alliance. Did he discuss competing efforts afoot to be the lingua franca of the IoT? It would be interesting to compare the frontrunners.
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4/16/2014 | 4:12:29 PM
Re: Footdragging on the Internet of Things
I have heard people discuss the connected refrigerator concept since the 90's, but I have met few people who actually want one.
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4/16/2014 | 5:14:34 PM
1588 Security & Timing
The growth of the IoT is a very exciting thing, Jeff, but it also heightens the need for proper security and network timing. Connecting more devices mushrooms the entry points for hackers. In theory, a hacker only needs an IP address to enter a network. When we consider an entire business being run through many clouds, with multiple IP addresses, the need for proper security becomes clear. Encryption strategies, such as IEEE 802.1AE MACsec, that offer efficient, scalable and affordable security will be vital. Layering into this idea is the issue of timing. Nanosecond-accurate timing is crucial for these networks, and will need to work hand-in-hand with security encryption. We will no doubt see that for the growth of IoT to continue, 'secure 1588' technologies will be pivotal to operators' long-term plans.
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4/16/2014 | 7:51:09 PM
Lingua franca?
AllJoyn is solid at what it does - fluent in Wi-Fi, competent on wired Ethernet, and a few words in some Bluetooth scenarios - but it will have to get a lot more protocol support before it connects all the IoT. They've emitted some visionary statements about broader Bluetooth support, ZigBee and other possibilities down the road; we'll see.

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