LIBELIUM SENSORS CONNECT WITH SIGFOX FOR SMART CITIES AND THE IOT
Libelium has added Sigfox wireless connectivity to its portfolio of Waspmote OEM and Waspmote Plug and Sense! sensor devices, to speed development of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) projects that require low-energy, long-range wireless data transmission on the Sigfox global network.The Waspmote platform now offers a dozen connectivity options available off the shelf, and integrates more than 100 sensors.
Both lines of Waspmote sensor devices are “SIGFOX Ready™ Class 0,” the certification ensuring maximum performance wherever the Sigfox global network is available. Currently, the Sigfox network is deployed in ten European countries and is slated to cover major U.S. cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, by Q1 2016.
Libelium’s Sigfox module is now fully integrated in the Waspmote sensor platform and is also available for customers as an add-on to upgrade existing Waspmote devices. The Waspmote OEM line allows developers to prototype a wide range of applications; Waspmote Plug & Sense! devices offer easy network configuration for applications such as Smart Cities, environmental control, or parking.
“Modularity, scalability, and interoperability are key to building the IoT. Specialized narrowband connectivity via Sigfox can give an immediate solution for many IoT and Smart Cities use cases, where wireless sensors need to be autonomous and transmit over long distances,” said David Gascón, Libelium CTO and co-founder.
“We are deploying a global network that makes it simple to connect devices anywhere in the world—and monetize the data from those devices,” said Stuart Lodge, Sigfox EVP of global sales and partners. “We welcome Libelium into our open partner program; their innovative sensor devices will accelerate the development of industrial applications and business.”