Crossbow Technology, Inc. (www.xbow.com), a leading supplier of wireless sensor technology and inertial MEMS sensors for navigation and control, announced today the release of IRISTM, a new family of ultra low-power, long-range wireless sensor network products. The IRIS platform features the following:
• Wider coverage area, with up to three times the radio range of comparable devices using IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radios
• Ultra low-power consumption with half the sleep current of previous products for longer battery life
• Optimized for richer applications with twice the program memory of previous products
• Class-leading performance provided at compelling new price points, as low as $29 per unit for volume purchases of the “postage stamp” form factor
The new IRIS product line includes the IRIS OEM Module, IRIS Mote, and IRIS OEM Design Kit.The IRIS OEM Module is a 24mm x 24mm “postage stamp” module optimized for fast, seamless integration of low-power, wireless mesh-networking into OEM hardware designs. Once customers complete their evaluation, they transition from engineering prototyvolume production using this surface-mount, stamp-size module.
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