Sensinode flocks to Shepherd
Telenor’s Objects unit plans to add support for Sensinode’s Nanoservices to its Shepherd managed M2M services; Sensinode has also joined the Telenor Objects partner network.
Shepherd is a cloud-based platform that allows applications to monitor and control networks of connected objects, such as GPS devices, temperature sensors and heart rate monitors.
Sensinode’s software enables development and support of device networks built around the IPv6 protocol and embedded web services. With integration into Shepherd, connected objects that use 6LowPan and CoAP (the IETF-standard for efficient IPv6 and M2M web services) can be integrated into the Shepherd platform.
”Telenor Objects is committed to providing M2M services with telecoms network quality,” said Hans Christian Haugli, chief executive officer of Telenor Objects.
“Every part of our service architecture must operate with the robustness and reliability of traditional voice and data communications, and provide a future-proof path based on concepts of open, standards-based networks.”
Nanoservices provide end-to-end web services for M2M deployments. They provides a directory and semantic lookup of the web resources of each node, provide transparent proxy services between the traditional large-resource internet and constrained-resource protocols, and support an eventing (asynchronous push) model that is critical to the effectiveness of embedded web applications.
Sensinode provides Nanoservice device libraries for C, C++, Java and Android based platforms, enabling integration of embedded devices with web applications.
“Sensinode and Telenor Objects have a common vision of how connected devices will drive innovative services and the key role of managed services in orchestrating the internet of things,” said Adam Gould, chief executive officer of Sensinode.
“Shepherd is a superb platform for service delivery and we are very excited about working with Telenor Objects to make Nanoservices a part of this architecture.”
Applications in the emerging smart grid, home monitoring and security, e-health, street lighting, and other industrial and consumer segments involving wireless sensing and control can be accommodated by the Telenor Objects and Sensinode combination.