Libelium has released a set of Encryption Libraries for Waspmote and Plug & Sense!™ sensor platforms in order to ensure the authentication, confidentiality (privacy) and integrity of the information gathered by the sensors. To do so different cryptography algorithms including AES 256 and RSA 1024 have been implemented in the libraries and released under an open source license.
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Libelium has tested his sensor platform Waspmote in two of the most savage roller coasters of the world in the Port Aventura theme park (Spain). Waspmote integrates a powerful and accurate accelerometer to measure inertial forces up to +-8g on 3 axis (X, Y, Z) with output data rates up to 1kHz. The tests include 8 complete inversions at a max speed of 135km/h. Data is recorded in the internal SD card and sent via Wifi to a SmartPhone using an Adhoc connection. Read more.
The new RFID/NFC module for the Waspmote sensor platform completes the active tag technology driven by ZigBee with passive tag identification enabling the creation of complex Location Based Services (LBS) with just one device. The new radio module extends Waspmote features allowing the sensor data to be used in asset tracking, supply chain monitoring, intelligent shopping or access management. Read more.
The new e-Learning platform enables system integrators worldwide to accelerate time to market for ZigBee sensor network projects and applications. Commonly encountered engineering issues such as configuring the ZigBee network or connecting sensors to the Waspmote board will be solved in both modalities individual or group courses. Typical customer issues are easily solved by webinars with webcam and voice interaction between participants. In addition, source code files can be shared within a session enabling the teacher to modify and correct the code of the students in real time. Read more.
Libelium has published a new video showing the capabilities of the accelerometer integrated in Waspmote, specially suitable for applications regarding mobile and vehicular wireless sensor networks. This accelerometer can make up to 2560 measurements per second from -6g to +6g on the three axis (x,y,z). Values read are sent in real time to the gateway using the 802.15.4/ZigBee radio. See more videos here.
Libelium has launched a new video showing the capabilities of the Gases Sensor Board for the Waspmote platform. Some of the gas sensors which can be included in the board are Carbon Monoxide – CO, Carbon Dioxide – CO2, Oxygen – O2, Methane – CH4, Hydrogen – H2, Ammonia – NH3, Hydrogen Sulfide – H2S, Nitrogen Dioxide – NO2, Ozone – O3, Isobutane, Ethanol, Toluene, Hydrocarbons, VOC, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. Values read are sent using the 802.15.4/ZigBee radio to the gateway what makes the system the perfect solution when implementing Wireless Sensor Networks to control gas levels and air quality.
More info here.
Libelium announces the launch of its Smart Parking sensor technology to be integrated in the Waspmote platform. The new Smart Parking sensor – part of Libelium’s Smart Cities solution – is designed to be buried in parking spaces and to detect the arrival and departure of vehicles. The new platform will allow system integrators to offer comprehensive parking management solutions to city councils. The maintenance cost of the Smart Parking network is minimum as the motes count with Over the Air Programming (OTA) technoloy which enables the device reprogrammation without digging up the parking spaces. The platform also counts with a special casing rated at IK10 for mechanical impact protection and at IP67 for ingress protection.
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A new sensor board including a Geiger tube to detect alpha, beta and gamma radiation is currently being developed by Libelium. Once the first prototype is finished it will be sent and tested in the Hackerspace at Tokyo. This new sensor board will be compatible with both Waspmote and Arduino platforms. The idea is double, on the one hand, with the Arduino platform people will be be able to have easily running their own detector at home; on the other hand, with the Waspmote platform authorities and will be able to deploy autonomous sensor networks to send the radiation levels from dangerous areas using ZigBee and GPRS technologies.
If you are interested and want to collaborate with this project please contact David Gascón, Libelium CTO here.
This new sensor board will be open hardware. A new thread in the forum has been created to publish the advances and to listen to the ideas and comments from contributors. Access here.
Libelium is launching a survey to see which are the industrial and automotive protocolspreferred by developers find more interesting when deploying hybrid wireless sensor networks with both industrial/automotive (wired) and 802.15.4/ZigBee (wireless) options.
Most popular protocols will be integrated in Waspmote as a special hardware module. This is a good opportunity to be implicated in the design of new communication boards for the modular Waspmote platform. The new hardware modules developed will be compatible with previous versions of Waspmote.
Results will be emailed to the participants when the survey is finished.
Libelium has just published the first of a series of videos about their Waspmote product. Here is what to do with a new Waspmote: