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6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet

shelby_6lowpan_8This book, by Zach Shelby and Carsten Bormann, gives the complete picture of 6LoWPAN technology in one place, including deployment examples and implementation aspects. It is aimed at experts in the field, engineering students and lecturers. An accompanying web-site is available including course material, Contiki coding exercises, an author blog and other 6LoWPAN information.

More info here and here.

Contiki Crash Course

Contiki Crash Course

Participants to the CONET SENIOT Summer School held in Bertinoro, Italy, this summer had the opportunity to attend an interesting hands-on session with basic exercises with the Contiki Operating System for WSN. Material from the course is available online, you could download the slides from the presentation and session notes. The material is self consistent so you could try it out too!

Contiki, developed mostly at SICS since 2003, has reached a level of stability that is interesting to explore further and it also has a growing community of users. Earlier this month, two new ports were made avaialbe: Crosbow MicaZ and Sensinode, besides other platforms already supported.

Everything Contiki available here

Contiki 2.3

Contiki 2.3 is now available. It brings a new IPv6 routing layer, IPv6/6lowpan for the Tmote Sky platform, the Cooja TimeLine, a set of new shell commands, improvements to the LPP and X-MAC power-saving radio protocols, a new port to the MSB430 platform, and a Twitter client.

The release also includes an updated version of Instant Contiki, the Contiki development environment.

Check their the web site for downloads

6LoWPAN Book Announcement

From On the Internet of Things blog:

We are completing the world’s first book all about 6LoWPAN for John Wiley & Sons together with Carsten Bormann, co-chair of the 6lowpan working group. Here is a sneak preview.

The book will be announced officially in June by Wiley, and is expected to start shipping to readers this December. It gives the complete picture of 6LoWPAN technology all in one place, including deployment examples and implementation aspects. It is aimed at experts in the field, engineering students and lecturers. An accompanying web-site will be launched this fall including course material, Contiki coding exercises, an author blog and other 6LoWPAN information.

From the On the Internet of Things blog:

The 2008 Beijing Olympics were an incredible showcase for Internet technology. The event was 100% IPv6, included embedded IPv6 cameras, building automation systems, taxi monitoring and mobile devices for staff – the largest production IPv6 deployment to date, and an exciting IPv6 IoT experiment as well. Hats of to the Chinese organizers’ IT team, great work. Read more technical details here.

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olypics hosted in Russia, will be the ultimate showcase for embedded IPv6 and 6LoWPAN technology. Finland is known for supplying Russia with building and technology experience, and Sochi will be no exception. Snowpolis, a leading wellbeing, sport and winter technology park (where my office is) – has been elected to coordinate the Finnish effort to bid on Sochi contracts for building the sport and tourism infrastructure needed there. Sochi is currently a village in southern Russia. Almost the entire transportation, tourism and sport infrastructure needs to be built from scratch. I am excited to be working with Snowpolis in this process, on the exciting array of 6LoWPAN applications possible at Sochi. If you have ideas where low-power IPv6 could be applied at the 2014 Olympics, I’d love to hear them!

World’s first IP-based wireless sensor network (6LoWPAN) enabled handheld tablet

KitWorks.fi Ltd. today  announced the 1st IP-based wireless sensor network (WSN) handheld device in the world, which interoperates seamlessly with IP-based 2.4GHz wireless sensor networks taking full advantage of the 6LoWPAN standard and IEEE 802.15.4 RF technology. The KitWrx 456 handheld tablet enhances smart object connectivity by enabling communication with 6LoWPAN based wireless networks and smart devices, along with RFID tags for enterprise applications in addition to previously used WLAN and barcode reading technologies. 

The KitWrx 456 handheld tablet was been developed jointly  with IPSO Alliance members (www.ipso-alliance.org), Sensinode Ltd. and the CENTRIA research center. The KitWrx 456 is enabled by Sensinode’s NanoStack™ 2.0 – the most sophisticated 6LoWPAN protocol stack solution. NanoStack 2.0 enables communication with 6LoWPAN enabled ad-hoc devices and infrastructure networks over an easy to use API. Windows CE applications on the KitWrx 456 can access the 6LoWPAN network directly. NanoStack 2.0 is available for licensing on OEM devices, giving easy compatibility with the KitWrx 456 and Sensinode NanoRouter™ 2.0 infrastructure solutions. 
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