[Bp_ipv6] Looking for your thoughts - Section on End Users

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sat Sep 19 14:03:27 EDT 2015

Dear Glenn,

agreed we should definitely be including this in the report.
As far as consumer devices are concerned, I guess this should extend to
them, however consumer device manufacturers evolve in a different
universe than the usual telco/network people manufacturers. I guess the
IPv6 Forum hasn't so extensively linked up to consumer manufacturers yet.

All is not dull, though, as ISOC announced this last year:

ARIN's sent a great team to CES this year:

Re: TV manufacturer, I guessed it was Sony - they're usually far ahead
of the curve.

Another notable manufacturer is Philips with their HUE light bulbs that
have a centralised controller that's IPv6 compatible. It's quite a big deal

Kindest regards,


On 19/09/2015 17:10, Deen, Glenn (NBCUniversal) wrote:
> Hi Olivier,
> Thanks, that is exactly the kind of certification I was referring to, and it should be included in the report.   Though I was thinking of a consumer level equivalent that would appear on home CE devices such as TVs, DVRs, tablets, laptops, cameras , wifi enable SD cards, connected appliances etc. The ipv6ready tests seem to are networking device and enterprise device focused and while very helpful for network architects overwhelming technically for consumers.    
> Do you, or anyone, know if they plan a  CE version for consumers, including building brand recognition around the logo? If so that would merit a mention if not more in the report.
> I looked through their database but didn't find any CE devices beyond home gateway/router devices.   Are there any examples of IPv6 consumer devices?    I recall there is at least one TV on the market that supports IPv6 though I don't recall which manufacturer or model it was.
> -Glenn
> Sent from my iPad, please forgive any tpyos or auto connections 
>> On Sep 19, 2015, at 7:17 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:
>> https://www.ipv6ready.org/
>>> On 17/09/2015 15:17, Deen, Glenn (NBCUniversal) wrote:
>>> However for consumers that are aware it's very difficult to find,
>>> choose, and configure IPv6 supporting CE Devices.
>>> First, just identifying which devices offer IPv6 support can be very
>>> difficult as their is no standard for labeling this feature.  
>>> Compare that to TV sets , Media players etc which carry industry
>>> logos to show they support things like DTS sound, HD,  BluRay,  MP3 etc.

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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