Synapse Wireless Joins IPSO Alliance

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2011

Synapse Wireless Joins IPSO Alliance

SNAP Network Operating System fuels rising momentum for machine connectivity to Internet

Huntsville, Alabama (February 10, 2011) – Synapse Wireless® today announced it has become a Contributor member of the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance (IPSO). By joining IPSO, Synapse will increase the growing awareness of its SNAP Network Operating System’s native ability to connect with the Internet today – a key underpinning of the Alliance. Synapse’s SNAP architecture combines an open source application development environment with the ability to run on any network layer and will provide a seamless transition path to IPV6.

The IPSO Alliance, the organization defining the “Internet of Things,” is a non-profit, open association of organizations and individuals that promote the value of using the Internet Protocol for the networking of Smart Objects.

“We welcome Synapse to the growing family of champions for connecting machines to the Internet,” said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the IPSO Alliance. “Synapse’s SNAP OS brings significant, enabling functionality for smart objects to easily connect to the Internet, as well as ensuring their compatibility with future expansions, such as the advent of IPv6.”

Synapse’s SNAP network operating system is a portable, interoperable solution that supports multi-vendor microprocessors for embedding intelligent, wireless communication in devices. SNAP keeps cost low because it can run on 8-bit processors using less than 64K bytes of memory, yet can also run on high performance 32-bit ARMs. SNAP can run on any physical or network layer and supports a wide range of network standards, radio frequencies and bandwidths. An embedded Python interpreter runs applications while shielding the complexity of the network from the developer. This makes the task of programming embedded machines easy while supporting distributed computing via the Internet.  A growing library of open source applications can be freely accessed at www.OpenSNAP.org.

“Joining IPSO is a natural step for us,” said Wade Patterson, Synapse CEO. “The Internet has proven itself to be a reliable, scalable and pervasive technology that can rapidly accommodate expanding machine connectivity and enable new, intelligent functionality at the edge of the network. Our SNAP OS was designed from its inception to allow smart objects to communicate via the Internet and we look forward to working with IPSO as the new emerging IPV6 standards unfold.”

As a Contributor member Synapse Wireless may participate in meetings and committees, use the Alliance’s technical guidelines and case studies, and demonstrate their products at meetings, trade shows and other Alliance events. Synapse will also be able to qualify their products and services in the interoperability program.

Synapse’s wireless technology is being used in lighting control, energy management, asset tracking, medical, military – in almost any application that requires remote monitoring and control of machines, sensors or processes. Synapse products are available on Future Electronics’ web site; visit: http://www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring technology based on the Internet-enabled SNAP® network operating system. Synapse’s Portal® and SNAP® Connect products provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules include an increasing number of MCU choices for both interoperability and second sourcing. Synapse offers a complete line of LED lighting products in support of Future Lighting Solutions’ Intelligent Lighting Platform (ILP) initiative. Synapse Design Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit: www.Synapse-Wireless.com


About IPSO Alliance
The IPSO Alliance is the primary advocate for IP networked devices for use in energy, consumer, healthcare and industrial applications. The IPSO Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 50 members from leading technology, communications and energy companies. The Alliance’s mission is to enable the foundation for a network that will allow any sensor-enabled physical object to communicate to another, just as individuals do over the Internet. Membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects. For more information, visit www.ipso-alliance.org.

For more Information
Bryan Floyd   
Vice President, Synapse Wireless   
bryan.floyd@synapse-wireless.com   
1 256-852-7888 x106


Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patented or patent pending.© Synapse Wireless Inc. 2011.


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