It's time to rethink the IEEE 802 + TCP philosophy for the new internet, now that wireless is king. My company is addressing the embedded "Internet of Things" with DASH7. Ether2 is addressing the internet-proper. http://dash7.org/blog/?p=2550
DQSA offers an immediate 100+% improvement in bandwidth over traditional wireless infrastructures without changing the physical medium below it. What other technology improvement can offer that significant of a change, literally overnight? DQSA is the definition of a Disruptive Technology!
Ether2 offers a universal switch architecture which does not require routers. The protocol was invented to converge Cable TV with Internet Protocol without running Ethernet. The first group to use the next-gen switching is the DASH7 Alliance...the only IoT standard to achieve ~100%. IoT can be unified when other standards make the same upgrade.
The Ether2 Community of Network Operators & Developers (EcoNode) is forming, with developer gear for unified Internet of Things coming from two new European companies...OpenMote and WizziMote. Ether2 is partnered with Illinois Institute (IIT, Chicago) and Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC/CTTC, Barcelona); both are equity stakeholders in the company.
Many outside organizations are develping products for DASH7 which uses Distributed Queue Switch Architecture, including our CEO, who recently started working with a new engineering team to code our solution for industrial sensor network applications. This new team would typify the type of company that would pay an OEM licensing fee to Ether2.
Fair reasonable and non-discriminatory OEM licensing based upon US sales. Outside the US, we have already put the technology into the public domain.
We have a better solution than 40 years of data networking can achieve. No other company is attempting to solve this fundamental flaw which does not allow IP networks to behave like broadcast IP networks. Further, there is no other technology that combines the quality of circuit-switching with the economy of packet-switching; and with a migration path for legacy devices.
Our family of protocols was originally designed for cable TV, so the network is controlled entirely from the edge resulting in the elimination of middle switching and routing hardware.
Finally, in opposition to traditional IP over Ethernet, IP over DQ is inherently secure.