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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ubiik launches Weightless-P Kit

By Nick Flaherty

Taiwanese board maker Ubiik has launched hardware and SDKs for the Weightless-P LPWAN technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). 

“From the beginning it was obvious that ultra high network capacity, a robust coding scheme and FOTA (firmware-over-the-air) were must-have features,” said Fabien Petitgrand, Ubiik CTO and one of the key architects of the Weightless-P standard. "It is equally clear that current alternative technologies are unable to support any of these prerequisites.”
Weightless-P sees the open standard as a key advantage for low power wide area networking (LPWAN). “History has taught us that ultimately only open standards prevail,” said Professor William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG. “There are no other LPWAN standards in licence exempt spectrum, none.”

“We believe that open standards and robust technologies are the keys to unleashing the full potential of the IoT,” said Tien-haw Peng, Founder and CEO of Ubiik. “By leading the development and commercialisation of Weightless-P, we are enabling a new wave of products simply not possible with existing LPWAN technology.

The Ubiik team members along with members of the Weightless SIG are exhibiting Weightless-P base stations and end device modules for IoT solutions requiring high capacity, long range, years of battery life and true bi-directional communication.
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