Perpetuum and Dust Networks have recently demonstrated that energy harvesting-powered wireless sensor networks are a practical reality even in the most demanding applications. Industrial condition monitoring systems can have high volume data transmission requirements and the consequent impact on power budgets is significant. However, the combination of Dust Networks’ low power SmartMesh WSN products with High Power Vibration Energy Harvesters from Perpetuum, delivers an effective solution to meet market needs, as demonstrated at the Sensors Expo conference in Chicago, Illinois.
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The First Global Interoperability Test for IP-Based Sensor Networking was successfully conducted, as announced by the IPSO alliance last week. Participating vendors included: Arch Rock, Atmel, Cisco, Dust Networks, Gainspan, Jennic, PicosNet, Primex Wireless, Proto6, Sensinode, SICS. Vendors proved interoperability across the global Internet with participants from Palo Alto, California as well as from numerous countries in Asia, North America and Europe.
Sensors from multiple companies using IP may communicate employing differing physical links and without the need for complex gateways and other redundant infrastructure.
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BAIA, Business Association Italy America, has organized a Panel has organized a Panel on “Business Models and Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks” on 10/08/2008. The event, sponsored by Pirelli Tyre, Telecom Italia and C’ Era una Volta, has taken place at the University of California at Berkeley with more than one hundred attendees from the academia and the industry. The Panel has been kindly introduced by Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Dott. Fabrizio Marcelli.
The distinguished panelists have been:
– Prof. David Culler, UC Berkeley, CTO and Co-Founder of Arch Rock
– Mike Horton, CEO and Co-Founder of Crossbow
– Prof. Raju Pandey, UC Davis, CTO and Co-Founder of Synapsense
– Prof. Kris Pister, UC Berkeley, CTO and Co-Founder of Dust Networks
– Dr. Joe Polastre, CTO and Co-Founder of Sentilla
The panel has been moderated by Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Professor at UC Berkeley, Co-Founder of Cadence Design Systems and Honorary Chairman of BAIA. The Panelists have discussed possible business models for WSNs and have answered the questions of the audience on the market perspectives for the technology and on the obstacles still to be overcome.