IBM and MEMSIC to Produce Developer-Friendly Wireless Sensors

At the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference, IBM divulged that it has signed an agreement with MEMSIC Inc, a prominent sensor solution supplier. MEMSIC will package its IRIS sensor motes with Mote Runner, a new platform developed by IBM scientists. Wireless sensor nodes, also known as Motes, collect information, such as light, temperature or movement, from sensors and transfer the collected data across a wireless sensor network.

Wireless sensors are being used by governments and various companies to improve productivity and increase the quality of services. However, wider adoption of wireless sensor technology is restricted because programming the sensors is an arduous task. The collaboration between IBM and MEMSIC will allow companies to easily harness sensors.

Steve Tsui, vice president of Worldwide Sales, MEMSIC, stated that his company was pleased to provide easy-to-use wireless sensors. He added that integrating their sensors with IBM software would help in developing cost effective and easy to implement wireless sensor solutions for customers.


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