Libelium lanunches today Waspmote Plug & Sense!™, a new line of Libelium encapsulated wireless sensor devices allowing system integrators to implement scalable, modular wireless sensor networks and reduce installation time from days to hours. Read More.
The new RFID/NFC module for the Waspmote sensor platform completes the active tag technology driven byZigBee with passive tag identification enabling the creation of complex location based services with just one device. Read more.
Given recent public alarm at the safety of our food sources, this accuracy of monitoring our food supply during the transport and distribution increases consumer confidence and protects community health and the food industry's integrity. To prevent food insecurity, we require reliable food systems at each stage of the food cycle: from foodproduction and harvesting, during transport anddistribution, at the shops we buy at and in the social settings wherever we consume food, and in themanagement of the resulting bio-waste outputs. Libelium's Waspmote sensors can be used to monitor and control the whole food cycle. Read more.
Libelium announces the launch of the new Wifi module for the Waspmote sensor platform. The new radio module adds an extra layer of intelligence to the nodes allowing them to send the collected data to any web server located in the Cloud using the HTTP protocol. The new Wifi sensor nodeswill be also capable of sending data to any nearby iPhone or Android device by creating direct links with them. Read more.
The last 10.000 years have been one of the most stable climate periods in the history of the Earth. But now, our climate is getting warmer as we are producing more greenhouse gases than ever before. European Environment Agency (EEA) studies climate change and uses WSN for monitoring environment with Waspmote. In the ESRI User Conference in San Diego, July 2011, Prof. Jacqueline McGlade, executive director of the European Environment Agency, presented some conclusions such as the use of sensors like Waspmote would help to understand and prevent the climate change. Read more.
The new e-Learning platform enables system integrators worldwide to accelerate time to market for ZigBee sensor network projects and applications. Commonly encountered engineering issues such as configuring the ZigBee network or connecting sensors to the Waspmote board will be solved in both modalities individual or group courses. Read more.
Management of cargo freight such as sea containers is an essential element of world economic systems. The transport and delivery of goods from continent to continent and between locations on-land enable business growth and facilitate population access to necessary goods and consumer items. However, mismanagement and accidents with transport containers cause significant impact to the economy, individual businesses, workers, communities and the environment. Libelium's Waspmote sensors can be used to monitor and control logistics operations. Read more.
EkoBus system, which has been developed in collaboration with Ericsson, has been deployed in the cities of Belgrade and Pancevo. 65 Waspmotes have been installed on public transportation vehicles to monitor a set of environmental parameters over a large area as well as to provide additional information for the end-user like the location of the buses and estimated arrival times to bus stops. Read more.
RESCATAME project, which has been developed by several companies including CARTIF, has been deployed in the city of Salamanca. 35 Waspmotes have been installed to monitor air quality (CO, NO2, O3, Temperature, Humidity, Particle) and noise. Its main goal is to achieve sustainable management of the traffic in the City of Salamanca by using two key-elements: a pervasive air-quality sensors network as well as prediction models. Read more.
The Vehicle Traffic Monitoring Platform from Libelium allows system integrators to create real time systems for monitoring vehicular and pedestrian traffic in cities by using the new Bluetooth - ZigBee double radio feature available in the Waspmote sensor board. Read more.
The new Bluetooth radio module has been specifically designed in order to scan up to 250 devices in a single inquiry. The main purpose is to be able to detect as many Bluetooth users as possible in the surrounding area. Applications include vehicle and pedestrian traffic monitoring in order to create intelligent transport systems.Read more.
The new expansion board allows to connect two radios at the same time in the Waspmote sensor platform. This means a lot of different combinations are now possible using any of the six radios available for Waspmote: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Bluetooth, RFID, Wifi and GPRS. Read more.
New Smart Parking technology from Libelium enables cities to make efficient use of their parking resources by providing accurate information on available parking spaces. The new platform allows consultancies and system integrators to deploy the solution in their local area. Read more.
Libelium announces the launch of OTA, a solution that lays the foundation for over the air programming (OTAP) for wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things. This technology enables firmware upgrades of the motes without the need of physical access. Read more.
Libelium releases Meshlium Xtreme - the first multi-protocol wireless router - offering a powerful bridge between ZigBee wireless sensor networks and the Internet.
Meshlium Xtreme is a modular, wireless, multiprotocol, mesh, outdoor router running Linux. It uniquely combines five wireless technologies - WiFi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS - as well as wireline Ethernet. The router provides wireless sensor networks a ZigBee gateway to the Internet and enables the storage of sensor data in both internal and external data base systems. Read more.
ZigBee sets three layers of security, the first one is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 Link layer encryption. The others are implemented in the Networking and Application layers. All of them uses AES 128b as encryption mechanism but differ from the kind of authentication and privacy policies. Read the complete article.
As pointed in the previous article 802.15.4 vs Zigbee, the IEEE MAC layer implements several features which are used by the Zigbee protocol in the network and application layers. One of this features is the security services. IEEE 802.15.4 sets the encryption algorithm to use when cyphering the data to transmit, however, the standard does not specify how the keys have to be managed or what kind of authentication policies have to be applied. These issues are treated in the upper layers which are managed by protocols such as ZigBee.
One of the main challenges when treating the objects and people location field is when they have to be found indoor. We have created a new device called X-Tick as a tool to let the creation of triangulation applications based on the RSSI parameter computation.
We have developed a SONAR mote for detecting presence and measuring distances up to 6.45m. It is constructed from an integrated ultrasound sensor placed into a SquidBee mote which wirelessly outputs range values whenever there is any moving object within the monitored area.