Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Low-cost ultra low power wireless mesh networks

Strategic Collaboration to Benefit Utilities and Industries Needing Energy Efficient IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Networks with Out-of-the Box Configuration Capabilities

Comit Systems
has announced a strategic cooperative relationship with GreenPeak Technologies to deliver customized low-cost, ultra low power wireless mesh network solutions utilising GreenPeak’s technology. Comit Systems will deliver turnkey engineering services for fast and reliable integration of GreenPeak’s technology, working with end users to identify the system architecture that will deliver the best results with the lowest total cost of ownership.

With the growing importance of ZigBee as a standard for The Smart Grid and energy-efficient networks, this partnership allows utilities and other industries to quickly and cost-effectively install wireless sensor networks to improve their energy demand response and consumption tracking. A contributing member of the ZigBee Alliance, GreenPeak’s revolutionary technology utilizes energy harvesting to facilitate battery-free operation in a totally wireless environment, without the need for either communications or power connectivity. Comit has the systems design expertise to deliver a network solution utilizing GreenPeak’s technology that co-exists with legacy networks.

Cees Link, CEO for GreenPeak Technologies stated, “By partnering with Comit, we recognize the advantage of working with an experienced and reputed full-service contract engineering company to quickly develop new solutions and expand into new vertical markets and geographic regions. We are very impressed with Comit’s engineering expertise and the company’s commitment to providing customers with the best solution.”

“We are very pleased that this partnership with GreenPeak gives us the opportunity to expand our traditional ASIC and semiconductor contract engineering model to providing customized solutions based on industry-leading third party technology,” stated Venkat Iyer, CEO for Comit Systems, Inc. “We look forward to working together with GreenPeak to provide solutions for a wide range of wireless applications.”

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