Wirepas Mesh benefits for you and your customers

No two IoT applications are the same. Smart metering, sensoring, beacons, logistics and lighting - the requirements for connectivity vary considerably from case to case. The ability to optimize the wireless connectivity solution to the needs of your business case and application is crucial to successful deployments.

Because the use cases vary so much, it's crucial to have a flexible communication solution addressing the broad diversity of needs. Moreover, the requirements evolve over time per application. Wirepas Mesh responds to these needs by being flexible and future-proof - allowing the deployment of applications not conceived of at time of installation.

One-stop solution for massive IoT connectivity

Scalable

We focus on large scale IoT applications where we can create unique value and an optimized solution for our customers. In many industrial applications, such as smart metering and sensoring, there can be millions of devices in a network. Deployments of Wirepas Mesh in the field have proven this scalability in various applications including smart metering.

Wirepas Mesh scales to any number of devices – two or two million nodes, whilst optimizing itself for best performance.

You can have thousands of devices in one room without interference due to automatic and efficient use of the radio resources. On the other hand, the distance between two devices can be several kilometers. The total geographical coverage of the network is limitless because every single device is an autonomous part of the network and can operate as a router.

With Wirepas Connectivity even the most difficult places can be reached. It is robust in basements and deep indoors because the devices have several different options for connecting to the mesh network.

Reliable and proven in use

Reliability and security is a key for trust in IoT. With Wirepas Mesh there is no single point of failure because all the devices are homogenous and can forward data as required. It is self-healing and reacts to changing physical or radio environments automatically.

Wirepas Connectivity is robust against interference. There can be several different wireless systems in the same area. Devices with Wirepas Connectivity locally choose the best channels to operate in whilst minimizing interference to other radio systems.

In case a message is lost it will automatically be re-sent until it’s receipt is verified.

Simple to use and deploy

Wirepas is easy to install, maintain and extend – everything is automatic. The customer just powers the device and it automatically connects and operates as an autonomous part of the network.

Secure

Wirepas Mesh guarantees that messages are protected and cannot be modified – the customer owns the data and only they have access to it.

Security is a key requirement in any IoT device network. Wirepas Mesh delivers link-layer security built on industry standards to guarantee message integrity & authenticity, message confidentiality, replay protection, node authenticity and access control to the network.

Every message is encrypted with AES-128 counter mode. Messages are appended with OMAC1 Message Integrity Code (MIC) to prevent playback and man in the middle attacks. A device without the correct encryption & authentication key pair cannot join the network.

Future proof & flexible

Wirepas Mesh is constantly developed, and new enhancements delivered to customers. This allows new use cases to be supported during the potentially long lifecycle of an industrial IoT device.

These new features can be delivered using an efficient and secure update process over-the-air.

Devices can function at a number of operating points decided during run-time
which do not need to be decided at design time. This flexibility allows each device to balance between throughput, latency and power consumption to suit the application need.

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