IPSO Alliance Sees Strong Member Growth, Signs Hewlett Packard Enterprise as Promoter

Organization is driving industry efforts to define the next-generation of smart objects to enable the IoT

  • Current activities include release of the Smart Object Expansion Pack, and development of an end-to-end architecture for and definition of an IP-based “device stack”
  • Member meeting will take place in conjunction with IIC’s December meeting

San Jose, Calif.–November 23, 2015–The IPSO Alliance (IPSO) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the organization as a promoter-level member. IPSO has experienced strong growth this year, with 10 companies joining to support its mission to define a framework for smart objects. HPE helps customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.

“HPE joins a strong lineup of companies seeking to advance the mission of IPSO,” said Jeff Fedders, Chairman of the Board of the IPSO Alliance. “With Internet Protocol now broadly adopted for smart objects, our efforts are evolving in step with the IoT itself. Our membership is focused on defining a secure and identifiable smart object ecosystem to promote interoperability.”

IPSO also announced the release of its Smart Objects Expansion Pack, which provides a basis for interoperability across devices connected to the IoT through an open, common object model. The Expansion Pack makes 33 new models available to developers to facilitate the design of a wide range of interoperable products using IPSO smart objects.

The next IPSO member meeting will take place in San Diego, Calif. on December 7-9, 2105 and will be co-located with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The meeting will focus on how the Alliance should approach the challenges surrounding identity and privacy in the IoT.

Interested in joining the discussion around identity and privacy for smart objects? Learn about the benefits of membership in the IPSO Alliance.

About the IPSO Alliance

The IPSO Alliance is a global forum comprised of a diverse international membership of companies and non-profit organizations focused on developing the definition of this smart object framework with an emphasis on the aspects of identity and privacy. IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information, http://www.ipso-alliance.org/.