IPSO Alliance Selects 10 Semi-Finalists for IPSO CHALLENGE 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, Apr 17, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
The IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance announced
today that a panel of industry experts has selected ten
semi-finalists for IPSO CHALLENGE 2013. "The judges had an extremely
difficult time choosing just ten semi-finalists from the dozens of
innovative entries submitted," said Cooper Industries' Nick Ashworth,
IPSO CHALLENGE Chairman. "The depth and breadth of the entrants'
ideas shine a spotlight on continuing advances in the Internet of
Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) sectors, and readily
demonstrate simple yet sophisticated solutions using the Internet
Protocol (IP) and readily available hardware & software."
IPSO CHALLENGE received entries in a wide range of categories,
including smart homes, smart buildings, mobility, gaming, toys;
entrants represented 15 countries and a mix of large & small
companies, academia, and individuals. The ten semi-finalists and the
countries they hail from are: Cisco Systems, Japan; Colorado Micro
Devices, USA; FAST Laboratory (Tampere University of Technology),
Finland; Oval Integration, USA; Purdue University, USA; Redwire
Consulting, USA; University of Patras, Greece; University of Tokyo,
Japan; viBrain Solutions and University of Murcia, Spain; and Vienna
University of Technology, Austria. Semi-finalists have four weeks to
submit functional prototypes; representatives of the three most
innovative solutions will travel to Chicago in June to receive awards
of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $2,500 for
third place, to be presented at Sensors Expo & Conference, North
America's largest dedicated sensing event.
At Sensors Expo 2013, the Alliance will be hosting an Internet of
Things Pavilion, showcasing the use of the Internet Protocol in
sensor, control, and M2M applications. The Pavilion will showcase the
innovative designs from CHALLENGE finalists as well as IP-connected
solutions from alliance members and partners.
About the IPSO Alliance
The IPSO Alliance is the primary advocate of IP for Smart Objects for
use in energy, consumer, healthcare, and industrial applications. The
Alliance, a non-profit organization whose members include leading
technology, communications and energy companies, promotes the use of
the Internet Protocol to serve as the foundation for a network of
sensor-enabled physical objects to communicate with each other as
seamlessly as individuals do over the Internet.
IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization supporting an
IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information,
visit www.ipso-alliance.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: IPSO Alliance
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