OpenTag and DASH7

Its good to see DASH7 back in the news.  Today Daily Wireless writes about the OpenTag project. You can download a slide show (PDF) to go along with the webinar at the DASH7 website, but OpenTag is an open source library and demo application for implementing ISO 18000-7 on embedded hardware, is now available in beta.  OpenTag is written entirely in C and can be ported to 8, 16, or 32 bit platforms.

From Daily Wireless:

“Today, the most exciting buzz in the DASH7 community is happening around OpenTag, the open source firmware stack that supports the DASH7 Mode 2 specification.

OpenTag has been in development for a while, but has been delayed by several rearchitecting phases. As a result, OpenTag is more than a “1.0” product.

An open source DASH7 Mode 2 software stack, written in C, is designed to run on microcontrollers, provides all functionality required, and runs on most real-time operating systems. OpenTag is in beta, yet it already has dozens of people reviewing the code, contributing debug information, documenting, and even preparing to work on new features.

At least four major semiconductor firms – Analog Devices, TI, Semtech, and Melexis — have built marketing and product plans around DASH7 and OpenTag. QuBit formed by four ex-Googlers, also announced an OpenTag project, with a free, open source, Tag Management system.”

About Daniel Davenport

Daniel is a digital media executive with internet and broadcast experience. Daniel is currently the executive strategy director at THINK Interactive.

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