Radiocrafts AS and Sensinode Ltd. recently launched a new platform for integrating the Internet with sensor networks. The IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radio modules from Radiocrafts combined with the 6LoWPAN compliant NanoStack from Sensinode offers integrators super compressed IPv6 over low power radios in a very compact module solution. The use of end-to-end open source IP technology over a proven radio platform provides an excellent and scalable solution for IP-based monitoring and control systems like AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) and WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks).
The Sensinode NanoStack meets the 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low power WPAN) specifications released in 2007 and offers a scalable and robust architecture for a wireless mesh network where all nodes cooperate to transport information almost like the Internet. By using many small radio modems, a low-power wireless network can cover large geographical areas using the license-free frequency band at 2.45 GHz. The self-configuring and self-healing properties of the 6LoWPAN network offer redundancy and low maintenance cost.