Turn low-tech buildings into smart buildings with a self-governing wireless network

14-04-2023 | NeoCortec | Industrial

NeoCortec has supplied NeoMesh modules for a project from Nrlyze, a Swedish tech company specialising in optimising heating and ventilation systems in big buildings. For an old three-storey office building constructed of 35cm thick brick walls in central Copenhagen, the company was searching for a suitable wireless network to control the heating system as the building is connected to the city's public district heating system and, therefore, had to fulfil particular necessities regarding the correct temperature drop in the system.

Using the company’s NeoMesh modules, installing 93 temperature and humidity sensors in the building took just two and a half hours. After being installed in all offices and corridors over three floors, the sensors automatically connected to each other, utilising the unique self-governing NeoMesh network protocol. No main power cabling was required as the sensors are battery-powered. Directly after installation, the sensors started transmitting measurement data through the central NeoMesh gateway to the cloud without configuring the network. And, as the NeoMesh network is self-governing, data always finds a way from sender to receiver. The network nodes create an invisible spider’s web of communication channels, and if one communication path is blocked, data automatically finds another route to its destination.

Explains Lars Hansson, CEO at Nrlyze: “We chose NeoMesh from NeoCortec because it enables our team to quickly roll out a large sensor infrastructure. The network sets itself up and automatically establishes connectivity between the sensors. What makes it particularly easy is the fact that you only need one central gateway to collect all the sensor data and transmit them from the building to the Nrlyze cloud platform. There is no need for repeaters or additional gateways to connect different parts of the network. Embedding the NeoMesh protocol in Nrlyze’s platform has been a smooth and successful process. We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration with NeoCortec further.”

By Seb Springall