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The best connectivity solution is the one that meets your needs and is fit for purpose.

Short range connectivity is one of the most cost effective IoT solutions available. Our short-range services can be deployed to many environments. Common applications include residential energy monitoring, medical device data collection and building automation.

Our experts can guide you to the best solution drawing on technologies, including: Zigbee, Bluetooth, Tinymesh, RC232 and WiFi.

Why Short Range?

Whether it is a temperature sensor that takes a once-a-minute reading, or a GPS device that transmits its location in ten-minute intervals, Short Range is the ideal solution for sending low amounts of data a short distance.

While they do not deliver the same range as cellular connectivity, they use small, intelligent sensors and devices to deliver remote monitoring, data collection and control of almost anything – anywhere.

Uniquely, by transmitting low volumes of data, their design keeps power, size, heat and cost to a minimum.

Key advantages

  • Infrastructure – small low-cost sensors and devices reduce build and deployment costs
  • Bandwidth – low volumes of data reduce data costs associated with cellular solutions
  • Power consumption – lower bandwidth and delivers month or years of battery life – reducing incremental maintenance and investments

Key applications

Drawing on the expertise of our in-house engineers, combined with our global IoT hardware portfolio, M2M Connectivity has deployed short range connectivity solutions in a range of locations.

Examples of ideal short-range deployments, include:

  • Transport – Monitoring critical temperature data for safe food transport
  • Utilities – Transmitting data from smart meters to actively manage energy consumption
  • Health and safety – Providing connectivity to support ‘man down’ emergency devices
  • Smart buildings – Automating HVAC, lighting and security

Helping you deploy
the right solution

Our priority is to understand your needs before recommending the most suitable devices or short range IoT solution. The short-range technologies we offer, include:

Everyone knows Bluetooth as a technology that has been part of our daily lives for years, but do you know Bluetooth Low Energy also known as BLE? Since it has become essential to develop connected devices that are energy saving, IoT manufacturers have designed new technologies to meet such environmental challenges.

Wirepas Mesh is a wireless connectivity software for massive IoT. Wirepas Mesh is integrated in devices enabling a scalable, reliable, and cost-efficient IoT solution. Wirepas is a global technology company focused on solving large scale IoT challenges.

The Quuppa Intelligent Locating System™ is a powerful technology platform for location based services and applications. Its unique Direction Finding methodology and positioning algorithms enable real-time tracking of Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) Tags and devices, with centimetre level accuracy.

ELA Innovation offers a range RFID Active products for identification or location needs.  The tags and badges are made for tracking but there are also wireless sensors for many use cases (e.g. temperature, relative humidity, motion, and other physical measurements).

Zigbee is an IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios, such as for home automation, medical device data collection, and other low-power low-bandwidth needs, designed for small scale projects which need wireless connection.

Tinymesh India offers a complete, uncomplicated and cost-effective connectivity solution that provides a robust wireless network infrastructure. This high-performance wireless network infrastructure can be utilized for remote monitoring, data collection and control of almost anything, almost anywhere.

KNX is an open standard (see EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543) for commercial and domestic building automation. KNX devices can manage lighting, blinds and shutters, HVAC, security systems, energy management, audio video, white goods, displays, remote control, etc.

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