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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Arch Rock

…p; For those of you not familiar with Arch Rock, they are a pioneer in IP-based wireless network technology for smart grid applications.  Arch Rock’s technology is designed to enable utilities to connect smart meters and other distributed intelligent devices over a scalable, highly secure, multi-way wireless mesh network.  The acquisition complements yesterday’s announcement between Itron and Cisco to develop solutions that…

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Cisco and Itron Join Forces to Deliver Next-Generation Smart Grid Platform

…partnership will deliver a definitive 21st century Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications platform to the smart grid market and help advance more consistent and reliable delivery of energy across the electric distribution system and into homes and businesses.  Cisco and Itron will host a conference call for media and industry analysts at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  Analysts can attend by dialing:…

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IETF-78 Update and Discussion Towards IP Addressable Smart Objects

…be held September 2-6. Switching gears a bit, to the Internet of Things (IoT), my colleague JP Vasseur along with Adam Dunkels have just published a book on the topic entitled, Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet. IoT traverses several key adjacencies such as Smart and Connected Community, Smart Grid, Smart Automobile and so on. Research continues to develop in wearable computing and in skinput technology. Stay tuned!…

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Pluralizing Effects from Singularity

…After all, I am a passionate evangelist when it comes to technologies that are enabling borderless networks and smart grid. And now, as it turns out, I’m also quite a fan of the power of social networking. After reading my blog, a representative from Singularity University asked me to speak to a group of their students. For those unfamiliar with the school, its mission is “to assemble, educate, and inspire leaders who understand and…

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Russian President Medvedev visits Cisco HQ in San Jose

…ith existing leading-edge Russian teams, Cisco will look to work on joint development projects in areas such as smart grid, financial services, service provider models, financing, broadband implementation and social networking to develop exportable products, solutions and business models.  Cisco will also look to extend the value of its physical facilities in Skolkovo over time through the use of collaborative technologies to develop a broad…

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