Wireless Applications

Sensinode Ltd. Targets Smart Grid Applications

May 14, 2009

Announces Internet Protocol support for TI's new single-chip solution for 2.4 GHz wireless sensor networks.

OULU, FINLAND--(Marketwire) -- Sensinode Ltd. announced that its NanoStack 2.0 software is ready for deployment on Texas Instruments' new 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.15.4 compliant System-on-Chip, the CC2530. Coupled with the new TI device, Sensinode's field-proven software for Internet Protocol (IP)-based wireless sensor networks provides utility industry OEMs and integrators with a robust platform for advanced metering infrastructure and smart energy products.

Sensinode, a pioneering commercial supplier of solutions for IP-based wireless mesh networks, first announced support for Advanced Metering Infrastructure solutions based on TI radio and microcontroller devices in 2008. A member of the TI Low-Power RF Developer Network, Sensinode software already runs on both the earlier generation TI high-frequency and 868/915 MHz solutions for applications that benefit from longer-range (up to several kilometers) distributed networks.

"We see growing interest in the use of international standards for low-power IP network connectivity in smart grid and related home energy infrastructure," said Ville Mickelsson, CEO of Sensinode. "As government initiatives in the United States raise interest in cost-effective, low-power wireless connectivity for monitoring and controlling electricity usage, we expect that our experience with European customers will translate readily into solutions for the North American market."

NanoStack 2.0 helps system providers meet growing demand for low-cost, small form factor IP-enabled devices based on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 6LoWPAN standard. Key features include the industry's best code footprint, as little as 32 k of flash, extreme robustness and the potential to support customer applications on the same processor as the IP-network stack.

"TI and Sensinode have successfully collaborated on customer projects and as co-members of the IPSO Alliance, which was formed to promote the Internet Protocol as the network of choice for connecting smart objects around the world," said Laurent Giai-Miniet, general manager of TI's Low-Power RF business. "By leveraging IETF defined IP-standards for the growing smart grid market, TI and its customers will accelerate innovation and help the utility industry enable new capabilities in smart energy."

About TI Low-Power RF Developer Network
Sensinode Ltd. is a member of the TI Low-Power RF Developer Network, the most extensive collection of global low-power wireless development support in the industry. With more than 650 independent companies and consultants, TI's customers have easy access to a broad range of application software, development hardware and software and consulting services. TI's microcontroller and low-power RF products help wireless designers achieve low power consumption, long range and reliable performance at a competitive price.

About Sensinode
Sensinode Ltd. is a leading provider of commercial 6LoWPAN technology, providing innovative, open-standard products to realize the vision of IP-based networks of Smart Objects. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland, Sensinode was founded on over 10 years of research and innovation in IP-based wireless embedded systems. A founding member of the IPSO Alliance, Sensinode's vision is that IP-based IEEE 802.15.4 will be the next WiFi and will power the "Internet of Things." This will enable real-time physical sensing, tracking and identification with enterprise systems and the Internet through scalable low-power networks in building automation, asset management, advanced metering and other applications.

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