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News Intel announces IoT Open Interconnect Consortium

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 8 Jul 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I am probably going to sound stupid by saying this :)
    But isn't the communication standard TCP/IP, or is what they propose aimed at a lower level (hardware).
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yes. Also, no. There are two levels to think about here. One is at the application layer: how do we make sure that my Samsung IoT lightbulb is talking the same language as my Google IoT thermostat, and that I can control both with my Microsoft IoT smartphone app? Answer: a universal application-layer communications standard. The other is at the physical layer: sticking a full-fat 802.11ac gigabit-class wireless link into said lightbulb or doorbell is a waste, and in the case of a battery-operated IoT device probably near-impossible. Answer: new low-power interconnections designed specifically for the IoT and its tiny, low-power, not-transferring-gigabytes-of-data devices.
     

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