The Internet of Things
Mike Anderson from The PTR Group discusses the Internet of things. The Internet of Things Consumers increasingly want inter-operability of their devices. They want to program their DVR via their mobile phone. They want their music available everywhere. They want their television to update social networking sites. But, as developers, how do we make this possible? This presentation will discuss the imminent "Internet of things" and how we can extend connectivity to previously "dumb" devices like TVs, refrigerators, and other appliances and how this connectivity is directly related to IPv6 support. The target audience for this presentation are platform developers looking to enable connectivity in a new class of intelligent appliances. This presentation is targeted at introductory-level developers with some understanding of the IP protocol stack. Mike Anderson, The PTR Group Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group, Inc. With over 33 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS offerings. However, his focus over the past decade is primarily embedded Linux and Android on a number of CPU architectures. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference and the Embedded Linux Conference as well as other Linux-oriented conferences such as LinuxWorld, Ubuntu Live and the Real-Time Embedded Computing Conference series. Ongoing projects include several efforts focused on porting applications from RTOS offerings such as VxWorks and pSOS to real-time enhanced Linux platforms. Additional projects include Android bring up and its use in non-phone applications and Linux in high-performance computing platforms.