Embedded with what? ARM processes in thermostats?
This is a ridiculous standard. TCP/IP only? You f@#$ing kidding me?
Sure - you might have space for a full networking stack in your device. But let's be real. That 8 bit microchip isn't going to have space for windowing protocols.
Why oh why don't we have a UDP option. Hell this specification states that delivery might be unreliable yet it specifies TCP for the standard when really they were looking for UDP.
How the f@#$ did this standard get ratified?