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The Best Way to Master a Technology Is to Teach It to Others

Tom Bender

Tendril Networks

Introduction to Wireless Sensor and Control Networks

This session introduces wireless sensor and control networks and the components for building applications in these heterogeneous and distributed environments. The session explores low data rate, low power network computing with IEEE 802.15.4, application development with Java Micro Edition (Java ME) and examines some of the subtleties of building solutions in the world of machine-to-machine (M2M) computing. Small footprint tools and environments including Berkeley's TinyOS, Sun's SPOT and other commercial tools that simplify development, test and deployment will be reviewed. The session concludes with a demonstration, showing access and control of a wireless network of devices from a Java application.

Web to Edge: Enterprise Integration with Wireless Sensor and Control Networks

Web to Edge explores enterprise integration with wireless sensor and control networks using lightweight, event-based architectures. We review JSR 208, Java Business Integration (JBI) and specifically the details surrounding the creation of a custom JBI Binding Component, providing connectivity and transactional processing between wireless devices and the enterprise. Using both REST and Web Service interfaces, we conclude with a demonstration of a Building Automation application running IBM's J9 JVM, Tridium's JSR 60 compliant Baja environment and Tendril Network's Java-based Service Broker on an embedded, QNX RTOS device.

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Tom Bender is a Senior Software Architect with Tendril Networks in Boulder, Colorado. Tom has over 20 years of software development experience in a variety of domains including machine vision, CAD/CAM, expert financial trading systems and numerous scheduling and workflow related systems. His current focus is on defining a software architecture in the 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Network domain.

Prior to joining Tendril Networks, Tom was instrumental in delivering Digital Globe's standard OGC geospatial architecture. In addition, Tom has provided software consulting services for Fortune 500 companies including Sony, Union Pacific and Jefferies Group, applying advanced techniques of heuristic programming and expert system development to build complex decision support systems.

Tom has been using Java and J2EE technology since their inception and has been instrumental for many successful projects using these technologies.

When Tom is not at work or enjoying his family, he can be found in the back country snowboarding or telemarking, playing disc golf or riding his dual sport motorcycle in the Rocky mountains and Utah desert.

Email: tbender@tendrilinc.com