The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO Alliance) is
|“||[a] non-profit association that is the primary advocate for IP networked devices for use in energy, consumer, healthcare and industrial applications.||”|
The IPSO Alliance performs interoperability tests, document the use of new IP-based technologies, conduct marketing activities and serve as an information repository for users seeking to understand the role of IP in networks of physical objects.
Its role complements the work of entities such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) or the ISA which develop and ratify technical standards in the Internet community.
The IPSO Alliance is an open, informal and thought-leading association of like-minded organizations and individuals that promote the value of using the Internet Protocol for the networking of Smart Objects.