Wireless modem and sensors / 6LoWPAN


A family of wireless sensors based on the (standard) Ethernet IPV6 protocol, allowing 2 directions of communication.
The modem version, works with a standard AT-command set. This makes application very easy.
A software platform is available for the processing of the sensor data. This is all part of the “Internet of Things” platform.

The basic part for the “Internet of Things” is a very low-power communucation module. The communication protocol 6LoWPan (based on IPV6) was choosen since it is most flexible and relies on existing, proven standards. Thus, the device communicates directly with a (internet) server (or some other device on the Internet), without any need for protocol converters.
The system forms a mesh network. One unit passes information to the next until the Internet router is reached.
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This makes it easy to use and very versitile.


  • Suitable for sensors and actuators
  • Long battery life
  • Range: >500m in open area
  • Relaying of information extends the range
  • Good indoor range (868Mhz)

Sensor possibilities

Voltage, Current, Resistance, Fysical: Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, Force, Accelleration, Vibration, Rotation, Angle, GPS, Sound, Gas/Liquids concentrations.


The sensor/actuator can connect to other devices or servers on the wireless network or the Internet. A server platform collects the data from the various sensor devices and makes it available through a standard protocol, for use by web pages and visualization tools.

The same platform also sends data to the sensor or actuator.

Background information

Interested in starting an Internet Of Things project, read this article.

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