Libelium has unveiled a new generation of its Waspmote Internet of Things platform with worldwide certifications. The upgraded Libelium Waspmote and Plug & Sense! families will increase the monitoring capabilities of 120 sensors covering hundreds of IoT applications such as Smart Water, Smart Environment, Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture, Smart Parking and the like.
Some existing air and water sensors have been upgraded for better precision on particles measurement (ppm's). The new version also includes actuators to control DC units such as irrigation valves, thermostats, illumination systems, motors and PLCs. Finally, new energy saving modes extend nodes lifetime from five to ten years.
The company noted that in a very fragmented IoT market, interoperability is key to ensure Libelium technology will fit any project. The new version has updated and certified the following communication radios:
• LoRaWAN, Sigfox, WiFi, 4G, 802.15.4 / ZigBee, 868 / 900 RF. Also, the Plug & Sense! 4G.
• US model is the first sensor device passing PTCRB and AT&T compliant device tests, opening the door for the big IoT cellular projects coming in the US market.
• Security is another key feature of the new generation. The platform integrates five different security layers combining encryption for data privacy, authentication and message integrity. This makes it feasible even for military use.
• Meshlium-Libelium IoT gateway- core migrates to a more powerful architecture and offers cloud connectivity off the shelf from 24 key players such as Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Telefonica and Thingworx.
“Libelium has made a big effort getting the new products ready for the major IoT markets worldwide”, stated David Gascón, Libelium's CTO. Both Plug & Sense! and Meshlium are the first IoT platforms to be fully certified with CE (Europe), FCC (US), IC (Canada), ANATEL (Brazil), RCM (Australia), PTCRB (US) and AT&T (US).
”After ten years, we keep our commitment to deliver continuous innovation for the IoT market making our products compliant with cutting-edge technologies while increasing its robustness and reliability.”