Slashdot: "IP Meets Physical Reality", about the Contiki OS

7 September, 2008 - 10:30

"When Google is clouding
the borderline between web and the desktop, a much, much smaller
project is blurring the border between the Internet and the
physical reality: the newly released Contiki
operating system version 2.2.1
. Contiki runs on networked wireless
sensors that are used for anything from road
tunnel monitoring for fire rescue operations
to collecting vital
statistics from ice hockey players
. These sensors
typically have as little as a few kilobytes of memory and a few
milliwatts of power budget — a thousandth of the resources of a
typical PC computer — yet Contiki provides them with full TCP/IP
connectivity. Meanwhile, San Francisco is monitoring parking spaces with wireless technology."

Slashdot link.