Cambridge, UK, Taipei City, Taiwan – December 15, 2015 – The Weightless SIG today announced availability of feature-rich Weightless-P technology tailored to deliver on the promises of premium ubiquitous wide area IoT connectivity: fully acknowledged 2-way wireless link, adaptive data rates up to 100kbps, scalable cellular-inspired network technology to deliver higher capacity than existing LPWAN technologies and on unique features.
Across all key parameters that define IoT connectivity Weightless-P delivers the best compromise for the widest range of IoT applications. Weightless-P offers low complexity, long battery life, world-class reliability, long range and robust security in an open standard technology.
Derrick Wei, CEO of M2COMM: “Weightless-P is revolutionary; it will transform the LPWAN space by providing the very first clean slate open standard designed from the ground up for both public and private IoT deployments”. Wei added “From our experience in ultra-low-energy wireless networks, we are able to offer fully featured technology at a fraction of the complexity and energy consumption of cellular alternatives”.
Professor William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG, commented “Weightless-P is a turning point in LPWAN technology – no longer does the IoT community need to compromise between performance and cost when making connectivity decisions” adding “Weightless-P is the definitive open standard for wide area IoT connectivity”.
Weightless-P is an open standard LPWAN technology operating in sub-GHz spectrum, with the option to work in licensed spectrum, using 12.5kHz narrowband technology to offer best in class performance.
The Weightless Special Interest Group (SIG) is the world’s leading IoT standards body. Its wireless IoT connectivity technology, also called Weightless, is an open standard licensed to members on a royalty free, fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) non-assert basis.
The Weightless SIG is a global member based not-for-profit organization that exists to manage the development of wireless connectivity technology specifically for machine communications.
Weightless is a low power wide area network (LPWAN) connectivity technology designed to operate in sub-1GHz wireless spectrum, including both licence exempt ISM bands and licensed spectrum, and provides for lowest cost, longest battery life and best in class signal propagation performance for the Internet of Things.
It offers best in class performance with true, 100% fully acknowledged transmissions to guarantee QoS and industrial IoT reliability.
Open standards minimize cost, increase choice, mitigate risk and stimulate innovation for the sustainable benefit of both developers and end users.
Membership of the Weightless SIG is open to all companies.
Further details at www.weightless.org
Pioneering ultra-low power wireless technology, M2COMM has become a distinguished leader in the IOT wireless connectivity solution with a myriad of successful deployments in retail, logistics and factory sectors. Base on its breakthrough cellular-inspired Platanus protocol, M2COMM’s newest LPWAN innovation, Weightless-P, provides an optimal balance of reliability, range, scalability, and power consumption. The truly open standard hopes to break down entrance barriers for the IOT community and become a driving force for the next wave of connected “smart city” objects. M2COMM is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan and has regional offices in Paris and Tokyo.