Fujitsu and Wirepas partner to enable secure, scalable and flexible IoT solutions. The high-quality Fujitsu sensor beacons with Wirepas Connectivity offer an easy-to-use, connected module for various IoT application areas, such as healthcare, industrial automation and smart building.
With the Wirepas Connectivity protocol, Fujitsu is now able to offer ready-to-go solutions for various IoT applications – for example a connected sensor beacon with an embedded high-accuracy accelerometer/temperature sensor.
The Fujitsu sensor beacon is a small (40 x 31 x 12mm) CR2450 battery cell powered node that will last for years. Fujitsu also offers the possibility to enable Wirepas connectivity on the high-quality small module FWM7BLZ20, currently released as the best-in-class Bluetooth® version 4.2 module. The small form factor of just 15.7 x 9.8 x 1.7mm, the integrated 32MHz and 32.768kHz crystal oscillators and high performance embedded antenna around the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 SoC provide the perfect module for the Wirepas de-centralized IoT wireless network solution.
-In the constantly evolving and growing IoT market, customers are looking for upgradable solutions instead of just hardware. This is exactly what we are bringing into to the market, together with Wirepas. For Own Equipment Manufacturers, we offer our wide range of wireless modules on which Wirepas Connectivity can easily be embedded, Dennis van Doorn, Marketing Manager, Wireless Solutions, from Fujitsu says.
Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized radio communications protocol that can be used in any device, with any radio chip and on any radio band. The target market is industrial and infrastructure level IoT applications that pose high requirements for the reliability, scale and total cost of ownership. The technology is already deployed in several large-scale IoT applications.
– Fujitsu is a great addition to our partner ecosystem. Their radio modules are greatly valued by the customers for their performance and quality. The constantly growing product portfolio of Fujitsu components offers a great platform on top of which Wirepas Connectivity can add value. We are looking forward to changing the world one connected thing at a time, Wirepas CEO Teppo Hemiä envisions.
IoT is driving the development and growth of connectivity technologies, and different IoT applications have very diversified needs for connectivity in terms of power, bandwidth, range, latency for example. Moreover, the requirements evolve over time per application. Wirepas Connectivity enables trade-offs between critical applications requirements – run time. Also, over-the-air (OTA) updates can be done for the application software and connectivity firmware, which enables longer lifetime for the hardware and improves total cost of ownership.
Fujitsu and Wirepas will be showcasing their joint offering at the Embedded World in Nuremberg 14-16 March, Hall 2 Stand 110.
- Essiena Uyttenbroek, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Fujitsu Components Europe, +31 23 5560936, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, +358 (0)40 023 6607, sebastian.linko(at)wirepas.com
Fujitsu in brief
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Fujitsu Components Europe B.V. is responsible for managing the sales, marketing and distribution of its relays, touch panels, thermal printer mechanisms, wireless modules, beacons and connectors in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Fujitsu Components Europe is headquartered in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
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Wirepas in brief
Wirepas is focused on providing the most reliable, optimized, scalable and easy to use device connectivity for its customers. Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized radio communications protocol that can be used in any device, with any radio chip and on any radio band. With Wirepas Connectivity there is no need for traditional repeaters because every wireless device is a smart router of the network. The connected devices form the network – easy as that. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in France, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the United States. Wirepas is a privately held company, and its shareholders include founders, management shareholders, private investors, Inventure, Vito Ventures and ETF Partners.
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