Thingsquare: low-power devices and mesh networking
Another company creating innovative technology, driving the IoT, is Thingsquare. Thingsquare has developed source code, which allows low-power devices and microcontrollers to connect to the Internet. Of course, the devices have to be wirelessly capable, but once the code is downloaded, it makes prototyping very simple.
Thingsquare offers an online development environment along with cloud services, which will enable users to update firmware after employment. Users can also use the devices to create large mesh networks of connected devices. Any two devices can have up to 1 kilometer in between them and can extend as far as needed. Once deployed, the devices will always stay connected to the backend server, which can even be an app on your smartphone. Currently, popular devices such as the MSP430, CC2538, and Freescale MC13224V are supported, which will be using the IEEE.15.4/6LoWPAN standards.
The mesh networking can provide a theoretically limitless range via Thingsquare.
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