New software stack, wireless router and mesh gateway for M-Bus supporting 2.4 GHz and 868/915 MHz radio


Oulu, Finland — (METERING.COM) — September 22, 2008 – A new software stack, wireless router and mesh gateway for M-Bus has been introduced by Internet Protocol (IP)-based wireless mesh network supplier, Sensinode Ltd.

These new products extend the power of wireless sensor technologies in both near- and mid-range applications, including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart object applications in very low power distributed networks based on Texas Instruments’ low power RF devices for 868/915 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequency range in module form factor from Radiocrafts.

The solution consists of the next generation NanoStack™ 2.0, the new NanoRouter™ 2.0 wireless Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) router, and the advanced NanoGateway™ 2.0 for M-Bus, providing scalability, cost efficiency and coverage among urban and suburban AMI wireless networking infrastructure solutions.

Leveraging the Texas Instruments CC2430 2.4GHz IEEE/802.15.4 system-on-chip, Sensinode provides customers with advanced networking solutions based on the 6LoWPAN standard. NanoStack 2.0 also supports the TI CC110 low power 868/915 MHz radio chip for applications that benefit from extended range (up to several kilometers).

NanoStack 2.0 is a new release of Sensinode’s field-proven communication stack for IP-based wireless sensor networks that extends IP-based technology into the realm of low power, reliable radio frequency transmission of sensor and control data. Key features include as little as 32 k of flash, extreme robustness, and the potential to support customer applications on the same processor as the IP network stack.

NanoRouter 2.0 is a gateway router solution between IP-based 6LoWPAN low power wireless networks and backbone IP networks. Key features of the NanoRouter family include Ethernet and power-over-Ethernet support, multiple 6LoWPAN radio support, long range radio performance, and end-to-end IPv6.

NanoGateway 2.0 for M-Bus is a gateway solution for the European meter reading standard (EN 13757) that connects previously point-to-point M-Bus devices seamlessly into the larger IP-based AMI mesh network. Key features include 868/915 MHz and 2.4GHz support, 6LoWPAN networking, and interoperability.

NanoStack 2.0, NanoRouter 2.0 and NanoGateway 2.0 for M-Bus will be available in the fourth quarter of 2008 for worldwide licensing and delivery.