Thalwil, Switzerland – August 22, 2016 – Wirepas and u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, have partnered to offer an advanced decentralized radio communications solution (comparable with advanced mesh technology) for demanding industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The IoT industry is still quite young and fragmented, making deployment of industrial IoT applications slow and complex for the end customers. The goal of u‑blox and Wirepas is to make large scale, decentralized industrial IoT networks easy to deploy for their customers.
NINA‑B1 is a small, stand‑alone Bluetooth low energy module, with the latest state‑of‑the‑art power performance. It is targeting several different applications, such as healthcare, connected buildings, manufacturing and telematics. The module has been certified for a range of countries world‑wide, thus reducing risk and time to market for customers integrating the module in their devices.
“The NINA‑B1 in combination with the Wirepas Connectivity software enables short time to market for easy‑to‑install, large scale, decentralized industrial IoT applications in segments such as lighting, sensor, asset tracking and beacons,” says Hakan Svegerud, Head of Product Strategy, Short Range Radio, at u‑blox.
“We believe that technology should never be the starting point; instead, we should concentrate on business and application needs. As needs evolve over time, so should the technology. Wirepas and u‑blox share this core value and that is what makes us stronger together,” says Wirepas CEO, Teppo Hemiä.
Additional information about the u‑blox NINA‑B1 module can be found at: https://www.u‑blox.com/en/product/nina‑b1.
• Teppo Hemiä, Wirepas CEO, +358 (0)50 561 0198, email@example.com
• Pelle Svensson, Product Marketing, Short Range Radio, u‑blox, +46 40 630 71 03, pelle.svensson(at)u‑blox.com
• Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Wirepas, +358 (0)40 023 6607, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wirepas in brief
Wirepas is focused on providing the most reliable, optimized, scalable and simple to use connectivity for large‑scale IoT applications. 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. In nature, things communicate and make autonomous decisions based on de‑centralized protocols that fulfill the need as efficiently as possible – nothing more, nothing less. This is also what Wirepas is all about. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea and the United States. Things connected – Naturally, www.wirepas.com
Swiss u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u‑blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u‑blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.