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Zaragoza, Spain, 2012/02/27 - The new WiFi module for the Waspmote platform enables sensor nodes to send gathered data to Web servers in the Cloud and to any Smartphone device - without the need for a special gateway, easing the deployment of sensor networks - Libelium.com.
Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks for Smart Cities solutions announces the launch of the new Wifi module for the Waspmote sensor platform. The new radio module adds an extra layer of intelligence to the nodes allowing them to send the collected data to any web server in the Cloud. The Wifi sensor nodes will also be capable of sending data to any iPhone or Android device nearby by creating direct links with them.
This Wifi radio extends the possibilities of The Internet of Things to iPhone / Android apps developers as it completes the current connectivity possibilities - already covered by ZigBee, Bluetooth and 3G/GPRS –, allowing for the first time direct communications between the sensors and the smartphones even without an intermediate router.
Libelium’s new Wifi sensors enable system integrators to easily create intelligent monitoring systems for the urban environment. Libelium’s CTO David Gascón says,“Now sensor nodes can connect directly to Cloud servers using a standard protocol such as HTTP”. He adds,”This is a milestone to ensure a quick spread of Internet of Things applications since sensor devices may connect automatically to existing Wifi networks deployed in cities or even to our own home routers making new deployments an easy task”.
These new Wifi sensors are also capable of using the secure version of the standard web protocol -HTTPS- ensuring the privacy of the information sent, a major concern when deploying wireless sensor networks in cities. They can also create TCP and UDP connections enabling developers to design their own communication framework between the sensor nodes and the Cloud servers.
Libelium provides an intuitive and open source programming API and complete documentation with examples in order to help developers to easily start working with the platform. Demo applications for iPhone and Android are also available for free, in order to easily test the new Wifi sensor capabilities from any Smartphone.
Libelium (libelium.com) designs and manufactures hardware and communication protocols for wireless sensor networks. The product portfolio consists of the Waspmote low power platform for creating wireless sensor networks; the Meshlium multi-tech router integrating WiFi mesh (2.4GHz - 5GHz), ZigBee, GPRS, GPS and Bluetooth technologies.
The company was founded in 2006, is privately held and is based at the European Business and Innovation Centre CEEIARAGON, Zaragoza, Spain.
For more information call +34 976 54 74 92.
Waspmote (libelium.com/Waspmote) is a modular platform for building wireless sensor networks. The platform comprises: the Waspmote board with microcontroller, memory, battery, accelerometer and sockets for add-on modules; open source API and compiler; a range of ZigBee wireless communication modules offering a choice of protocol versions, radio frequency and range (up to 12 km); wireless modules supporting Bluetooth, GPRS, GPS; and a wide variety of sensor boards enabling the measurement of gases, physical events, agricultural & smart metering parameters. It has outstanding power management - an unprecedented 0.7 microamperes is required in hibernate mode. It supports over the air (OTA) programming. Waspmote is CE, FCC and IC certified.
Alicia Asín, CEO Libelium
T: +34 976 54 74 92 - E: a.asin[.]libelium.com.