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CES 2014: CEA Announces IPv6 Specification For Consumer Electronics

CEA logoWe were very pleased to read the news earlier this week coming out of the 2014 International CES event that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) had selected “IPv6 Implementation Standards” to be one of two standards programs in its “CESpec” program.  As stated in the CEA’s news release:

The CESpec program aims to draw worldwide attention to important, new industry standards at CES. Standards selected for the 2014 CESpec program are expected to be completed by the 2015 International CES.

We are delighted to see this focus on IPv6 within the CEA and look forward to learning more about their plans over the next year. As long-time readers may recall, we attended the 2012 International CES event and met with multiple vendors to talk about IPv6.  We also know of some of the folks involved with the CEA IPv6 Working Group and would encourage any other CEA members to become more involved with that group.  As the announcement notes:

Fifteen organizations joined CEA in 2011 to form the IPv6 Working Group. The group coordinates CE manufacturers, service providers and retailers activities as the Internet transitions from IPv4 addressing to IPv6 ensuring Internet-enabled devices continue to operate without interruption. It is expected to result in a standard that defines necessary feature sets for several levels of IPv6 support, creating profiles for Basic, Basic-plus and Advanced IPv6-capable devices.

The simplest networking devices such as network printers, alarms and home automation systems are Basic devices that will support a limited set of IPv6 features. More Internet capability is appropriate for the Basic-plus profile group: optical disc players, game consoles, smart TVs and media servers. Advanced devices are those that need the most Internet capability and include PCs, tablets and smartphones.

And we very much agree with both of these quotes from the working group co-chairs, Hans Liu, director of software architecture at D-Link Systems Inc. and Dan Torbet, director of system engineering at ARRIS:

“IPv6 is the next generation of Internet protocol, and it’s being rolled out throughout the Web,” said Liu. “Our goal is to help speed this transition by providing guidance to consumer equipment manufacturers to ensure their products make maximum use of IPv6.”

“The more IPv6 capability is implemented in consumer products, the more efficiently Internet service can be delivered to consumers,” said Torbet. “We’re very happy to have this project featured as a CESpec and we look forward to demonstrating our work next year.”

We, too, are looking forward to their demonstrations of IPv6 work next year at the 2015 International CES!

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Attending CES? Visit the ARIN Booth To Learn How Critical IPv6 Is For Consumer Electronics

ARIN at CES 2013Are you attending the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas? If so, you can visit the ARIN team at booth 35175 in South Hall 4 to learn about why IPv6 and why it is critically important for consumer electronics devices.

As the folks behind the TeamARIN site say in their article today, CES: Why All Internet-Enabled Consumer Devices Need IPv6 :

At the end of the day, a consumer will be sorely disappointed if they purchase an 80-inch 3D television and it cannot connect to the entire Internet, and that means the TV needs to be IPv6 compatible. Manufacturers, designers and engineers need to adopt IPv6 today so that their consumer products can compete in the market in years to come.

We agree!  If you are at CES and want to understand more about why you need to be thinking about IPv6 in consumer devices, stop by the ARIN booth and ask them your questions.

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On The Hunt For IPv6-Enabled Consumer Devices at CES This Week

IPv6 your products obsolete 300Will we find consumer devices at CES that work with IPv6?

That is the key question on the mind of our Deploy360 team as we head to the massive International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. We will be meeting with vendors who want to learn more about supporting IPv6, and, as previously mentioned, will be presenting as part of a workshop on IPv6 on Saturday… but we’ll also be walking the show floor to see what level of IPv6 support – or not – we can find.

IF YOU ARE AT CES AND YOUR PRODUCT/SERVICE SUPPORTS IPv6, please send us an email at deploy360@isoc.org as we’d like to make sure we stop by your booth.

When we find vendors whose devices or software support IPv6, I’ll be ready to record video interviews, take photos and write about the devices/software/services.

I’ll be very curious to see what we find. I’ll also be curious to see what level of IPv6 literacy there is among the CES exhibitor booth staff. If the products do not support IPv6, will we at least find people at vendor booths who know what IPv6 is and can even perhaps talk about potential support?

Or will we find people giving us the old “deer-caught-in-the-headlights-look-because-no-one-ever-asked-me-about-IPv6-before-and-I-have-no-idea-what-to-say“?

Which do you think we’ll receive?

P.S. To stay up on what we’re finding at CES, best bet will probably be to follow us on Twitter. We’ll also be updating this blog, our Facebook page and our Google+ page, but odds are that Twitter will be the most immediately updated.

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Deploy360 Team at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Next Week to Talk About IPv6

CES 2012 logoWill you be out at the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week? If so, the full Deploy360 team will be onsite talking to companies and vendors about IPv6. We have a number of media interviews set up already – and we’re also looking to directly interview people working with IPv6 to include those video interviews here on the site.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INTERVIEW US about what we are doing with this new Deploy360 program, or about IPv6 and/or DNSSEC in general, please send us an email at deploy360@isoc.org.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INTERVIEWED about the use of IPv6 in your consumer products, please send us an email at deploy360@isoc.org.

We’ll be onsite from Wednesday evening, January 10th, through Saturday, January 14th. On Saturday, Richard Jimmerson will be participating in a program about IPv6 as part of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), presented by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. He will be co-presenting with John Brzozowski of Comcast. The abstract of the session is:

The purpose of this tutorial is to help the consumer electronics community better understand the motivation and importance of IPv6. The tutorial will begin with brief history of IPv4 and IPv6 along with insight into current events that have increased the awareness and importance of IPv6. Background specific to service and content provider deployment plans and experience will also be provided. This information includes information related to the deployment of IPv6 in conjunction with information pertaining to other transition solutions that are expected to directly impact consumer electronics. Finally, high-level information pertaining to consumer electronic IPv6 requirements will be outlined. Recommended requirements will be organized by general device category along with information about incremental enablement and support for IPv6 across consumer electronics.

The ICCE event is co-located with CES but is a completely separate event with its own registration and program.

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Deploy360 Team at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Next Week to Talk About IPv6

CES 2012 logoWill you be out at the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week? If so, the full Deploy360 team will be onsite talking to companies and vendors about IPv6. We have a number of media interviews set up already – and we’re also looking to directly interview people working with IPv6 to include those video interviews here on the site.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INTERVIEW US about what we are doing with this new Deploy360 program, or about IPv6 and/or DNSSEC in general, please send us an email at deploy360@isoc.org.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INTERVIEWED about the use of IPv6 in your consumer products, please send us an email at deploy360@isoc.org.

We’ll be onsite from Wednesday evening, January 10th, through Saturday, January 14th. On Saturday, Richard Jimmerson will be participating in a program about IPv6 as part of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), presented by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. He will be co-presenting with John Brzozowski of Comcast. The abstract of the session is:

The purpose of this tutorial is to help the consumer electronics community better understand the motivation and importance of IPv6. The tutorial will begin with brief history of IPv4 and IPv6 along with insight into current events that have increased the awareness and importance of IPv6. Background specific to service and content provider deployment plans and experience will also be provided. This information includes information related to the deployment of IPv6 in conjunction with information pertaining to other transition solutions that are expected to directly impact consumer electronics. Finally, high-level information pertaining to consumer electronic IPv6 requirements will be outlined. Recommended requirements will be organized by general device category along with information about incremental enablement and support for IPv6 across consumer electronics.

The ICCE event is co-located with CES but is a completely separate event with its own registration and program.