IPSO Alliance Welcomes New Member Companies

IPSO Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of four new member companies! Please welcome Centero, Grid Connect, HOP Ubiquitous and returning member Oracle. We are honored to have these companies, from a wide spectrum of the industry, join IPSO in building a more connected world through defining IP-enabled smart objects for the Internet of Things!

~ Nick Ashworth, IPSO Alliance Chairman

Oracle

Welcome back to IPSO Alliance founding member, Oracle. A leading software developer, Oracle specializes in developing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products.

Pete St. Pierre

Mr. St. Pierre is a member of Oracle’s Product Management team responsible for the Internet of Things. Mr. St. Pierre recently re-joined the IPSO Board of Directors. He is also a founding board member of the IPSO Alliance, and has served as Secretary, Vice-President and President. Mr. St. Pierre remarked, “I am very pleased to again represent Oracle and the Java product team in supporting IPSO’s mission to promote IP on Smart Objects. IPSO’s work is critical to creating an environment that enables the end-to-end connectivity required for the Internet of Things.”

Centero

Centero LLC provides wireless technologies, products and engineering services that target the Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things. These include several lines of standards-based wireless communication platforms for multiple industries and markets such as Smart Grid/AMR/AMI, Smart Lighting and process automation.

Robert Assimiti

Centero CTO and Director of Technology, Robert Assimiti has over a decade of technical leadership in the wireless field, and has architected and developed several highly-scalable, mesh based wireless product lines for both commercial and industrial wireless markets. Mr. Assimiti’s team of technologists focuses on the creation and standardization of novel Internet of Things related technologies. According to Mr. Assimiti: “We are on the brink of a socio-economic revolution fueled by the emerging Internet of Things, a global standards based ecosystem of interconnected wired and wireless Smart Objects that augment the existing Internet. The Centero team is committed to playing an active role within the IPSO Alliance, focused on promoting and architecting the foundations of the emerging Internet of Things.”

Grid Connect Inc.

Grid Connect is a leading manufacturer and distributor of networking technology and products with a new product line of wireless sensors.

Mike Justice and Adam Justice

Mike Justice, Owner and President of Grid Connect Inc., is newly elected to the IPSO Board of Directors. Mike began his career at Intel before starting two successful computer network companies and has been involved with many of the standards for Industrial communications.

According to Mike Justice, “Grid Connect is focused on making devices smarter using the Internet of Things and hopes to work with small, medium and large size companies to promote the IPSO and IOT standards.”

Adam Justice is Vice President of Grid Connect Inc., responsible for developing the vision of the  ConnectSense product line, a family of wireless sensors that monitor the things consumers care about. Adam is an expert on the Internet of Things and has spoken on the topic at numerous conferences and speaking events in the technical industry.

HOP Ubiquitous

HOP Ubiquitous, S.L. (HOPU), is focused on research and the development of networks and protocols, wearable products, and the Internet of Things. HOPU also offers solutions for end-to-end cloud integration and data analytics.

Antonio J. Jara

Founder of HOP Ubiquitous and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Internet of Things Technical Committee, Antonio Jara, specializes in the design and development of new protocols for security, mobility and discoverability for the Internet of Things. Dr. Jara and his team were 3rd place winners in the 2013 IPSO CHALLENGE. Dr. Jara commented, “We at HOP Ubiquitous look forward to sharing in the IPSO mission, including promotion of IPv6 as the common interaction layer from consumer devices to industrial ones, and collaboration with groups to reach a common understanding of interoperability.”

About IPSO Alliance

“Building a Smarter World through the Internet of Things”™

The IPSO Alliance is a global collaborative forum, including many Fortune 500 high tech companies, each a leading player in their industry segment. IPSO Alliance serves as a thought leader for the various communities seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the network for the connection of Smart Objects. The IPSO Alliance provides a foundation for industry growth through providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in the Internet of Things.

Promoter Members: ARM, Atmel, Bosch, Eaton, EDF, Ericsson, Freescale, GreenWave Systems, Grid Connect, Itron, Landis&Gyr, Linear Technology, Micrium, NXP SemiConductors, Oracle, SICS, Sigma Designs, Silicon Labs, Silver Spring Networks, STMicroelectronics, Tridium.

Contributor Members: Aidon, Centero, Cisco, Connode, Cyberlightning, ElectroTest, ELIKO, Elster, Emerson Climate Technologies, Google, HOP Ubiquitous, ISMB, Lulea University, Maxfor, Nokia, Proto6, Sensus, Synapse Wireless, Texas Instruments, Tampere University of Technology.

Contact Information

Catherine “Cat”  Nawawi, IPSO Marketing Director

marketing@ipso-alliance.org

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