Over the last few years we have been honing Wirepas Mesh to be the best performing decentralized mesh network for Industrial IoT applications. Along the way we have built a number of key enablers around Wirepas Mesh, and now is the time to harden these into a reference architecture to help boost our customer’s and partner’s efficiency. The goal being to make Wirepas Mesh even quicker and easier to deploy for evaluation or production purposes.
The first instantiation of this reference architecture is an all new evaluation kit (“EVK”) that includes all the latest software from Wirepas. The newly available kit is built on the latest Wirepas Mesh stack, newly released Linux Gateway SW and the updated Wirepas Network Tool. Also, we took advantage of open source components to display sensor data using customizable and expandable dashboards.
The kit was built with the whole development cycle in mind, offering a platform to evaluate the connectivity and data stream within hours but allowing the same platform to be used when developing first system prototypes and beyond.
To support the multitude of evaluation needs the EVK is offered in two options – the evaluation kit and Wirepas Software Evaluation License. The former is targeted to companies looking to evaluate the network capabilities, but their end goal is to utilize hardware from the Wirepas ecosystem. The latter is for companies wanting to evaluate also the embedded development environment and are planning to design and develop their own Wirepas nodes or gateway.
The software evaluation license offers full access to required components from Wirepas: Mesh firmware and SDK, gateway reference code and even some example backend deliverables. At the minimum opting to go with the evaluation kit gives access to sensor data at a hosted MQTT broker for use in other backend applications.
Pre-register your interest for the evaluation kit or the software evaluation licence HERE.
Wirepas will be demoing the newly available evaluation kit at Embedded World booth 3-745 and at Mobile World Congress booth 5c41. Visit us to see the demonstrations and to learn more how the evaluation options can help with your company’s IoT connectivity selection.