IoT

Silicon Labs and Wirepas enable IoT for asset tracking

10th June 2021
Alex Lynn

Silicon Labs has announced the release of a combined hardware and software solution for large-scale mesh networks in partnership with IoT leader Wirepas. Wirepas Massive is now available on Silicon Labs’ EFR32BG21 (BG21) and EFR32BG22 (BG22) modules and SoCs.

“When you fuse the scalability of our Massive with the ultra-low power of Silicon Labs’ BG21 and BG22 solutions, the possibilities become endless,” stated Teppo Hemiä, CEO of Wirepas. “The unparalleled combination opens the door for a variety of use cases that transcend asset tracking and extend to connected lighting, smart energy and – consequently – sustainability.”

Powered by BG21 and BG22 Bluetooth modules and SoCs, Wirepas Massive delivers flexible IoT deployments to offer the following benefits across industries:

  • Mesh installations scalability.
  • High reliability and interference tolerance in a variety of environments for large scale lighting control systems and preventive maintenance.
  • Goods and assets tracking across the supply chain with embedded high-density inventory.
  • Battery-operated infrastructure to monitor buildings and track assets.

The power of the companies’ collaboration becomes most apparent in the deployment of Wirepas Massive for end-to-end logistics, as the ultra-low power and affordability of Silicon Labs’ BG22 offers logistics players a unique system for pallet and goods tracking throughout the supply chain. The solution also makes it possible to connect access control, smart lighting and sensors to a single network – all to power smart buildings.

“Silicon Labs portfolio of wireless products is designed to meet the most demanding IoT applications with industry-leading security and field-proven reliable wireless performance, all delivered in an optimised SoC,” said Ross Sabolcik, Vice President and General Manager, Industrial & Commercial IoT, Silicon Labs. “We’ve had a long-standing partnership with Wirepas to help them deliver large scale mesh networks for demanding professional installations. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Wirepas and that they have chosen our BG21 and BG22 family of high-performance, wireless SoCs for their Wirepas Massive solution.”

Part of the Series 2 EFR32 portfolio, BG21 and BG22 are designed to make IoT products low-power, scalable and secure.

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