Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) is a wireless sensor network (WSN) mote developed by Sun Microsystems. The device is built upon the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Unlike other available mote systems, the Sun SPOT is built on the Squawk Java Virtual Machine.
Note: After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle, SunSPOT platform has been supported for some time by Oracle but currently it is no more: the forum has been down for maintenance and declared it would be up again in June. At the moment (10 September 2012) it is still down. Source code is no longer available.
... The first limited-production run of Sun SPOT development kits were released April 2, 2007, after months of delays ... This introduction kit includes two Sun SPOT demo sensor boards, a Sun SPOT base station, the software development tools, and a USB cable ... After the purchase of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation, the firm continued its development releasing the Release 8 of the hardware (with Sun-Oracle logo) by mid-2011 ...
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