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  • IoT: Driving the Need for IPv6

    As Internet of Things devices multiply, the lack of readily available IP addresses will become critical.

    It’s impossible to open up the Sunday flier for a major electronics store without seeing ads for smart thermostats, coffee makers, refrigerators, and even light bulbs and crockpots. The notion that nothing is off limits when it comes to IP addresses has taken the world by storm. People want their gadgets to be Internet-aware and they want to control them remotely from their Android or IOS devices.  Read More

    no jitter 03/14/16
  • What Is IPv6 And Why Is It Considered A Key Enabler Of The Internet Of Things

    Customer Edge (CE) routers from Broadcom, Netgear and ZTE were the first to be approved for the IPv6 CE Router Logo.  Please provide an overview of the CE Router Logo and explain its significance to service providers.  Read More

    Home Toys 02/09/16

    With the Internet of Things (IoT) gaining traction, as evidenced by the technologies displayed at CES 2016, IPv6 traffic will continue rising. IPv4 addresses have been depleted, so the explosion of IoT devices (Gartner estimates 6.4 billion things will be online worldwide this year) is dependent on the IPv6 address inventory.  Read More

    BTR 02/02/16
  • Google Buys Nest and Fuels IoT

    In pulp fiction, it’s ‘cherchez la femme.’ For investigative journalists, the classic rule is ‘follow the money.’ And for anyone analyzing technology trends, it usually pays to ‘watch the really smart, cool people.’nestherm

    A key part of any acquisition, for instance, is the human talent that is included in the asset mix. Google’s purchase of the smart-thermostat maker Nest, which closed in February, is a case in point. The price of $3.2 billion – about as much as it paid for DoubleClick back in 2007 – certainly grabbed headlines. But insider coverage, like this Wired story, focused on the talent.

    Here the spotlight shone on Tony Fadell, Nest’s CEO and former iPod chief at Apple. But this uber-smart engineer who shifted from electronic entertainment devices to commodity appliances is not the only one. I’ve heard of brainy fiber-optic and IP experts who are moving into… light bulbs. And one hot application for network operators today is digital signage, aka billboards

    Thermostats, smoke detectors, light bulbs, street furniture – these are the ‘new black,’ as the expression goes. And for anyone, including the PR team at Wireside, who has seen this ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) coming for several years, especially in terms of IPv4 address exhaustion, it’s a welcome development.

    Technology hype comes and goes. And there will be IoT backlash. I can almost read the New York Times story now: “In a turnaround that may be a harbinger of things to come, an executive who once boasted of 327 IP-enabled home devices has not only ‘cut the cord,’ but has abandoned his high-tech career and home in a leafy Westchester County neighborhood altogether. Now he is cutting cords of wood to heat his cabin in the Adirondacks…”

    That’s the kind of extreme example that will win coverage. For the public at large, there will likely be continued uneasy but gradual acceptance of technologies that may simultaneously track and benefit you. With that will come quicker understanding of the need for the nearly limitless pool of addresses enabled by IPv6. That should make one of Wireside’s jobs a little easier.