In June 2016 SOFTLINK had started the Sigfox and LoRa RF modules development. The modules serve for reading of water and gas consumption and building monitoring. The Sigfox modules were certified and put in the series production in 2017.
Wireless MBUS 169 MHz
Wireless M-BUS is a communication protocol defined by EN 13757-4 (Physical and Data Link Layer) and EN 13757-3 (Application Layer) international standards, which is intended primarily for the radio transmission of remote meter readings from consumption meters and sensors.
The WIRELESS M-BUS protocol (hereinafter referred to as “WMBUS”) is based on the definition of the M-BUS standard (it adopts the application layer from the M-BUS standard, i.e., the description of data encoding), however, it is designed for radio data transmission.
IoT WACO 868 MHz
WACO (Wireless Automatic Collector) is a technological platform enabling wireless connection of tens upto hundreds of sensors. The sensors are: extremely low power consumptioning, have low transfer rate for the transmission in short data messages, range of signal in tens upto several kilometers. For those above characteristics, the platform is suitable for telemetry, industrial automation, technical equipment of buidlings in logistic parks, or in public service (cities, towns, villages – street lighting, parking systems etc.) Via the WACO platform it is possible to connect any electrical device everywhere that the wireless transmission is needed – monitoring, data reading, connecting of several devices without using the cabling.
NB IoT is a low-band narrowband extension for traditional GSM networks created by 3GPP to support available data communications for modules and services. Its advantage is availability within existing networks of telecom operators, longer reach and lower demands on the use of modules than LTE / GPRS technology.
The SIGFOX technology uses the UNB (Ultra Narrow Band) for radio communications. The use of UNB is the key to ensuring a scalable, high-capacity network with very low power consumption while maintaining a simple star-type infrastructure.