IP for Smart Objects: Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance
Source: Cisco Systems
Smart objects are small computers with a sensor or actuator and a communication device, embedded in objects such as thermometers, car engines, light switches, and industry machinery. Smart objects enable a wide range of applications in areas such as home automation, building automation, factory monitoring, smart cities, structural health management systems, smart grid and energy management, and transportation. Until recently, smart objects were realized with limited communication capabilities, such as RFID tags, but the new generation of devices has bidirectional wireless communication and sensors that provide real-time data such as temperature, pressure, vibrations, and energy measurement.