New wireless mesh solution

March 05, 2019 by John Hatcher
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New wireless mesh solution

LumenRadio, providers of ultra-reliable wireless mesh solutions and u-blox, a global leader in  wireless and positioning radio modules, have combined their technologies to enable a new building automation solution. Developed by Produal, based in Finland, the new wireless Proxima room solution leverages wireless mesh technology to increase flexibility and ease of installation. Produal Proxima combines u-blox NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy module and LumenRadio's embedded operating system, MiraOS.

With the release of wireless Produal Proxima solution, Produal has taken the next step of building automation measurement and control and taking the lead into the wireless future. Produal Proxima builds on wireless mesh sensors that communicate using LumenRadio’s MiraOS - a solution capable of robustly connecting hundreds of wireless nodes – sensors, actuators, gateways. The self-healing network is designed to continue to perform when individual nodes fail, and can easily be adapted when building layouts change. Multi-hop technology ensures that signals are transmitted across the entire network, guaranteeing coverage regardless of a building’s architecture.

LumenRadio’s patented Cognitive Coexistence technology ensures that communication is carried out on the least crowded and most optimal frequencies at any given time, increasing the reliability of the solution. And FOTA (firmware-over-the-air) updates via the u-blox NINAB1 module ensure that all nodes in the network always run the latest firmware, futureproofing and securing the entire solution.

The fact that LumenRadio’s flexible MiraOS can be adapted to any radio hardware on any frequency band gave Produal the flexibility to choose hardware optimized to their application. Produal opted to use the u-blox NINA module for wireless communication, convinced by its high performance, cost-efficiency, and small footprint. It is a stand-alone Bluetooth low energy module with a powerful Arm Cortex-M4 microcontroller unit. Thanks to the module’s state-of-the-art power performance, the wireless nodes have a battery life of over eight years, limiting maintenance to a minimum.

”Building automation is a no-nonsense business – things have to work. And that’s where our ultra-reliable mesh comes into play, efficiently connecting devices in the hundreds and thousands throughout buildings. We give Produal the performance they need today, while future-proofing their offer for whatever tomorrow will bring,” says Peter Lindkvist, sales director at LumenRadio.

 

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