Enabling IoT for asset tracking and building automation

16-06-2021 | Silicon Laboratories Inc | Design & Manufacture

Silicon Labs has released a combined hardware and software solution for large-scale mesh networks in partnership with Wirepas. Wirepas Massive – a unique, scalable and cost-effective solution connecting and localising sensors, tags and luminaires – is now available from Silicon Labs’ EFR32BG21 (BG21) and EFR32BG22 (BG22) modules and SoCs.

“When you fuse the scalability of our Massive with the ultra-low-power of Silicon Labs’ BG21 and BG22 solutions, the possibilities become endless,” stated Teppo Hemiä, CEO of Wirepas. “The unparalleled combination opens the door for a variety of use cases that transcend asset tracking and extend to connected lighting, smart energy and – consequently – sustainability.”

Powered by these Bluetooth modules and SoCs, Wirepas Massive provides flexible IoT deployments to give the following benefits across industry: mesh installations scalability; high reliability and interference tolerance in a mixture of environments for large scale lighting control systems and preventive maintenance; goods and assets tracking over the supply chain with embedded high-density inventory; and battery-operated infrastructure to monitor buildings and track assets.

The power of the companies’ collaboration becomes clear in the deployment of Wirepas Massive for end-to-end logistics, as the ultra-low-power and affordability of Silicon Labs’ BG22 provide logistics players with a unique system for pallet and goods tracking through the supply chain. The solution also makes it feasible to connect access control, smart lighting and sensors to a single network – all to power smart buildings.

“Silicon Lab's portfolio of wireless products is designed to meet the most demanding IoT applications with industry-leading security and field-proven reliable wireless performance, all delivered in an optimised SoC,” said Ross Sabolcik, vice president and general manager, Industrial and Commercial IoT, Silicon Labs. “We’ve had a long-standing partnership with Wirepas to help them deliver large scale mesh networks for demanding professional installations. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Wirepas and that they have chosen our BG21 and BG22 family of high-performance, wireless SoCs for their Wirepas Massive solution.”

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