HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dust Networks®, the leader in intelligent wireless sensor network solutions, today announced the availability of their new SmartMesh® IP wireless sensor network (WSN) evaluation kits. SmartMesh IP combines the reliability and ultra-low power of Dust Networks’ industrial products with native Internet Protocol (IP), for a robust, standards-based offering perfect for a broad range of applications.
“Dust Networks’ TSMP technology was the foundational building block of the IEC62591 wireless standard that enabled explosive growth in the industrial wireless sensing market,” said Harry Forbes, Senior Analyst with ARC Advisory Group. “With their new IP-based product, enterprise customers can benefit from the same low power and reliability that industrial customers have relied on for years,” Forbes continued.
SmartMesh IP provides robust wire-free connectivity for applications where low power, reliability, and ease of deployment matter. With Dust Networks’ new Eterna™ 802.15.4e SoC technology, every node in a SmartMesh IP network will run on batteries for 10 years, or forever with an energy harvesting power source. Even a simple solar calculator cell can power a SmartMesh IP router in a busy network. The ability to put a sensor anywhere, without wiring, allows network deployments that do not disrupt a building’s operations or occupants. With built-in intelligence that enables the mesh network to self-form and self-maintain, SmartMesh systems are easily deployed by field technicians with no wireless technology expertise.
“SmartMesh IP sets several new benchmarks for low power wireless sensor networking,” said Joy Weiss, President and CEO of Dust Networks. “We have worked hard to incorporate sophisticated features that will enable diverse customers to get their wireless sensing solutions to market quickly, and make the wire-free deployment and maintenance of those networks simple and trouble-free.”
SmartMesh IP is the first Dust Networks product to feature optional Location Awareness capabilities, allowing customers to not only transport sensor data but also to determine, on demand, the location of any node in the network. For example, in a multi-story office building with location-aware SmartMesh IP network nodes, service personnel could be immediately alerted to an issue and its location, accelerating problem resolution and reducing maintenance costs.
The SmartMesh IP architecture is very versatile. Developers can select from a variety of network topologies, from full mesh to star, tailoring the network configuration to their application requirements. The SmartMesh IP Network Manager provides comprehensive security and network management, and dynamically optimizes network throughput. With simple APIs and extensive network and security management features, SmartMesh IP lets customers integrate sensing solutions quickly, and deploy rapidly.
The standard SmartMesh IP Evaluation Kit provides everything needed to demonstrate mesh network performance, data monitoring, digital actuation, and event notification. For more information on SmartMesh IP evaluation kits, visit www.dustnetworks.com.
About Dust Networks
Dust Networks is a pioneer in the field of wireless sensor networking, and is defining the way to connect smart devices. Using standards-based network technology, Dust Networks provides reliable, resilient and scalable products with advanced network management and comprehensive security features.
Dust’s broad portfolio includes SmartMesh® IP, SmartMesh Industrial/WirelessHART™ and ZigBee®. Dust provides complete wireless systems solutions, including IEEE 802.15.4 mote modules, mote-on-chips and network and security management software and hardware.
Dust Networks is the undisputed leader in ultra-low power wireless mesh networks for industrial process automation applications. Customers also include Fortune 500 organizations that provide solutions for building automation, data center energy management, renewable energy, and much more.
In providing the foundation for wirelessly connecting smart devices, Dust Networks inspires today’s and tomorrow’s smart data centers, smart factories and smart buildings and all of the intelligent applications enabled by wireless sensor networks. For more information, visit Dust Networks at www.dustnetworks.com