IP-Based Wireless Sensor Networking: Secure, reliable, low-Power IP Connectivity for IEEE 802.15.4 Networks
Source: Arch Rock
Until recently, the use of the Internet Protocol (IP) on wireless embedded networks was not considered viable, because it was too difficult to scale down IP sufficiently to operate on microcontrollers and low-power links - notably on the IEEE 802.15.4 radio link. The emergence of the IETF 6LoWPAN standard for IP communication over low-power radio has changed all that. This low power wireless IP option offers a new set of longevity, security and ease-of-integration tradeoffs that make it a superior alternative to existing options.