KitWorks.fi Ltd. today announced the 1st IP-based wireless sensor network (WSN) handheld device in the world, which interoperates seamlessly with IP-based 2.4GHz wireless sensor networks taking full advantage of the 6LoWPAN standard and IEEE 802.15.4 RF technology. The KitWrx 456 handheld tablet enhances smart object connectivity by enabling communication with 6LoWPAN based wireless networks and smart devices, along with RFID tags for enterprise applications in addition to previously used WLAN and barcode reading technologies.
The KitWrx 456 handheld tablet was been developed jointly with IPSO Alliance members (www.ipso-alliance.org), Sensinode Ltd. and the CENTRIA research center. The KitWrx 456 is enabled by Sensinode’s NanoStack™ 2.0 – the most sophisticated 6LoWPAN protocol stack solution. NanoStack 2.0 enables communication with 6LoWPAN enabled ad-hoc devices and infrastructure networks over an easy to use API. Windows CE applications on the KitWrx 456 can access the 6LoWPAN network directly. NanoStack 2.0 is available for licensing on OEM devices, giving easy compatibility with the KitWrx 456 and Sensinode NanoRouter™ 2.0 infrastructure solutions.
The KitWrx 456 handheld tablet offers wireless data communication with IP-based sensor devices and incorporates the enterprise operations in one, solid platform. KitWrx is ideal for data collection and transmission between wireless devices and system management. Low power wireless IP, combined with Kitworks’ innovative device provides a convenient and cost-efficient way to improve a company’s processes with ease. The KitWrx 456 also integrates an RFID reader, which perfectly complements the built-in barcode reader of the device. Visualization and real-time data collection/transmission combined with low power consumption are the key factors of KitWrx 456 handheld tablet’s technological innovation. It is a perfect fit for versatile applications, such as energy industry, healthcare, process management, industrial monitoring and maintenance, as well as defense and building industry. Integration of KitWrx 456 device, 802.15.4 RF technology and Sensinode’s IP provides an all-in-one platform which gives the advantage to take the total control of Enterprise operations. “We are very excited to see how Sensinode’s 6LoWPAN technology allows innovative companies to seek new low-power wireless applications. Kitworks’ wireless handheld is a great example to show the power of Sensinode’s NanoStack in a world first commercial handheld device”, praises Endale Mitiku, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Sensinode. “This joint technology realization greatly strengthens the value of the IPSO Alliance and encourages the other companies to make the “Internet of Things” a reality”.
The KitWrx 456 handheld is available with Sensinode 6LoWPAN evaluation kit in Q1/2009. Contact KitWrx or Sensinode for more information and pre-orders.