Wireless Applications

On-Ramp Announces System for Wide-Area M2M Applications

September 17, 2009

The wireless networking technology can connect large numbers of sensors, meters, and tracking devices, distributed throughout metro-scale environments, for industrial condition monitoring, location tracking, and security sensing.

SAN DIEGO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- On-Ramp Wireless announced the general availability of its Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) Wireless Communication System, a "ground-breaking wireless networking technology for wide-area, machine-to-machine (M2M) applications." Leveraging On-Ramp's ULP technology, this is the "first system purpose-built to efficiently connect billions of hard-to-reach meters, sensors, and tracking devices in metro-scale and other challenging environments."

Operating in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum, "ULP provides a 600x network coverage advantage and 25x capacity efficiency advantage over competing free spectrum protocols," enabling broad adoption of wireless monitoring and control applications, from large enterprise and industrial campus deployments to metro-scale networks, by significantly lowering overall network cost.

The field-proven system can be used for metro-scale monitoring in smart grid, industrial condition monitoring, location tracking, and security sensing applications. On-Ramp's system is currently engaged with major application partners in several metro- and industrial-area field trials.

"The ULP system represents a breakthrough in signal processing, as it is the first to be able to demodulate signals below the noise floor while also effectively maintaining network capacity and low system cost." The system is comprised of small wireless modules, the ULP eNode, which has open and standard interfaces and can be easily integrated with a wide range of vendor applications. The eNodes communicate with the ULP access point, which is used to transmit and receive data to and from potentially thousands of remote modules.

"On-Ramp Wireless is proud to announce this giant leap in wireless networking," said Joaquin Silva, President and CEO of On-Ramp. "With our low-power, open, and scalable system, application vendors can rapidly integrate their solutions to benefit from our substantial range and capacity advantage. As On-Ramp simplifies wireless networking by lowering network infrastructure requirements, we also significantly lower total cost of ownership."

About On-Ramp
On-Ramp Wireless is a provider of the "first wireless system purpose-built to efficiently connect billions of hard-to-reach devices in metro scale and other challenging environments." On-Ramp's field-proven Ultra-Link Processing system enables low-power monitoring and control applications within the smart grid, industrial-sensing, and location-tracking sectors. Operating in unlicensed spectrum, our signal-processing innovation finds weak signals even in high-noise environments, yielding extreme coverage, immunity to high interference, and significantly lowers cost.

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