Close
Close

Published

Wirepas announced v5.0 of its mesh protocol, targets industrial and lights

Finnish upstart Wirepas has announced the fifth iteration of its namesake wireless mesh protocol, which has been plugging away in the utility sector for some years. Now, the company wants to target industrial, logistics, and connected lighting, with the new features, the latter of which will bring it into conflict with the likes of Wi-SUN, Telensa, and increasingly cellular vendors. Not that industrial and logistics are going to be easy markets. Semtech is aggressively pushing LoRa as the answer in that market, and Sigfox seems to be betting the farm on a big asset tracking deal to pull it out of a death spiral, while the price points on cellular options fall further – which is going to make things…

Close