Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance
= IPSO aims to promote networking amongst smart objects and deliver information gathered by those objects
"The theory of Internet of Things led to the development of a non-profit organization that is creating a standardized protocol for communication amongst those things. The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects [IPSO] Alliance, funded by companies such as Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Ericsson, aims to promote networking amongst smart objects and deliver information gathered by those objects.
This technology offers wireless communication and real-time data such as temperature, pressure, vibrations, and energy measurements between the devices that surround us. This can be achieved by developing a standardized protocol that is open and ubiquitous.
What that means is that IPSO is developing a common language for all the objects in the world. Things in our houses will be able to talk to each other; our cars will be able to talk to things in our house as we approach it; our transportation infrastructures will be synchronized and help us to connect; our power grids will be able to intelligently distribute power across the country." (http://www.ipso-alliance.org/Pages/Front.php)