Laird Technologies Announces New Extreme Mesh Technology for Harsh Environments and Extreme Distance Applications

Published on May 21, 2008

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The company’s new Extreme Mesh Software for its AC4790 range of 900MHz wireless modules is a robust mesh network that meets the needs of large scale industrial users who want a long range wireless mesh technology.

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – May 21, 2008 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the availability of its new Extreme Mesh software technology that delivers reliable performance in harsh environments when used with the company’s AC4790 range of 900MHz wireless modules.

While ZigBee™ is widely acknowledged to be the king of mesh technology and is finding new uses in automation, energy conservation, and building control, an even more robust solution is required for a range of customers who work in the harshest environments. Laird Technologies is leading the way in performance, reliability, and usability in this market with its new Extreme Mesh technology, complementing its existing line of ZigBee™ Your Way™ modules.
The new static mesh software is available for its AC4790 range of 900MHz wireless modules with power outputs of up to 1W. This industrial strength solution allows users to build meshes with inter-node distances well in excess of one mile, providing redundancy and reliability for applications such as pipeline monitoring.
“Customers require supreme performance and need technically advanced products when working in the harshest environments,” said Dan Miller, Laird Technologies Vice President of Wireless Systems. “This new mesh software delivers reliable performance when coping with extreme, harsh temperatures and interference.”

The Extreme Mesh software in conjunction with the robust industrial wireless module, offers static mesh operation, frequency hopping, extended temperature range, as well as extremely simple set-up and installation. The ease of installation is key to the deployment of such systems in remote locations where products need to work out of the box. To aid developers, an AT command interface is provided to control the nodes of the mesh network.

“Our goal is to provide a wireless offering of such breadth, depth, and excellence that there is to need for developers to look for any other wireless partner,” Miller added. “With this addition to our wide range of products, we can solve any problem a customer presents to us.”

Laird Technologies’ wireless product range can be seen at the M2M Expo to be held in Santa Clara, CA, USA from May 20 – 22, 2008.

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About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies designs and supplies customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal interface products, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions. Laird Technologies recently established a growing position in the design and supply of complete radio frequency (RF) modules and systems. These performance-critical products, co-designed in conjunction with customers, are essential in enabling and protecting the functionality of electronic devices and wireless applications.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, as well as the automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 14,000 employees in more than 40 facilities located in 14 countries.
For additional information or the name of your nearest Laird Technologies representative contact:
Tel: (866) 928-8181 or (636) 898-6000
Fax: (636) 898-6100


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