Leading IoT company NWave Technologies joins Weightless SIG to drive creation of open connectivity standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).
NWave Technologies Ltd, a leading vendor of IoT solutions and connectivity technology, today announced that it has joined the Weightless SIG in order to contribute to the rapid evolution of the recently
announced Weightless-N specification. Weightless-N is the new and unique open connectivity standard for IoT/M2M over ISM bands.
The Weightless SIG is the world’s leading M2M standards body, and is developing the Weightless communications open standard to enable efficient machine-to-machine communications.
Weightless-N, which will leverage NWave’s expertise in M2M communications and the IoT, will utilise Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) and software defined radio technology to deliver best in class connectivity solutions that give characteristics essential for the successful deployment of IoT applications. Minimal power consumption will enable terminal devices to operate in the field for up to ten years on a single AA form
factor battery. Simple terminal hardware utilizing low-cost components will enable modules to be deployed for around USD$2. Network costs will be minimized through excellent signal propagation characteristics, with an urban transmission range of up to 5km and of 20-30km in rural areas.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Jonathan Wiggin, CEO of NWave Technologies, said:
“We are delighted to have become a Core Member of the Weightless SIG and to be able to use our experience and expertise in the development of communications technologies for the Internet of Things in order to
contribute to the development of the Weightless-N standard,” adding “we expect that our collaboration within the SIG’s working groups will help to bring the Standard to completion early next year”.
Wiggin went on to explain:
“A global, open standard is critical for the successful commercialisation of a wireless technology and for the first time a standards body is proactively bringing together the elements that will quickly allow us to make this a reality”.
Professor William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome NWave Technologies Limited to the Weightless SIG” adding that, “NWave is a leader in IoT over ISM spectrum and the company’s deep technical experience in LPWAN connectivity will make a significant contribution to the rapid development of Weightless-N”.
“Bringing proven capability from an existing technology provider to the SIG and merging it with the expertise already established within the group will accelerate the development of Weightless-N as the leading global open standard for machine connectivity over licence exempt spectrum.”