BERN, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ULE Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the full potential and worldwide market adoption of the ULE (Ultra Low Energy) wireless technology for the IoT (Internet of Things), is pleased to announce IPv6 support and the availability of ULE on top of 6LoWPAN.
“The ULE Alliance is convinced that by enabling direct internet access to the ULE nodes by offering IPv6 6LoWPAN open source software on top of the transport layer will ease deployment and interoperability of cloud applications“, says René Kohlmann, Chairman of the ULE Alliance.
To facilitate IPv6 integration with the Internet of Things (IoT) nodes, the IETF 6lo (http://tools.ietf.org/wg/6lo/) working group was established. The IETF 6lo working group generates specifications to allow IP protocols to be transported over limited bandwidth bearers in an optimized way towards connected IoT nodes (e.g. sensors/actors).
The ULE Alliance joined this activity and has provided, via their members, an RFC proposal to empower 6LoWPAN over ULE (see: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6lo-dect-ule/). Within the IETF 6lo working group, there are a couple of wireless technologies working on 6LoWPAN integration, to offer a common interoperability interface between different bearer technologies (e.g. BT-LE, NFC).
The ULE/IP stack allows to interoperate with traditional computing infrastructure, by leveraging existing internet standards, rather than reinventing the wheel.
The ULE Alliance provides a flexible open source package, which includes 6LoWPAN layer and related test bed including test cases for implementation verification. Furthermore the verification of 6LoWPAN can also be done by ETSI/IETF 6LoWPAN plugtest.
ULE is one of the longest range and most stable wireless networking solution available on the market. It supports integrated two-way voice and video, and offers customers whole home solutions with a simple and low-cost layout. The ULE Alliance promotes the ULE technology to be a leading infrastructure and standard for home wireless networks and assists its members to develop IoT solutions that build on ULE’s technological superiority in communication range, interference free operation, voice and video capability.