[Tinyos-help] tmote meaning

Philip Levis pal at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Apr 8 07:48:35 PDT 2010

On Apr 8, 2010, at 2:04 AM, giorgio galassi wrote:

> So I mistake if I said that tmote is for
> telos(from Greek language:aim,purpose ) + mote ?
> Thank for your help

IIRC, the name TMote came about essentially for trademark issues. Because the Telos designs were open, anyone could produce them and sell them as Telos (e.g., as Crossbow, KET, etc. do). Moteiv wanted to distinguish their particular iterations and improvements to the Telos design, so rebranded them as TMotes.

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