Murata partners with Wirepas to deliver industrial grade, massive IoT connectivity solution

Murata announces the integration of Wirepas Mesh, the wireless connectivity software focused on industrial grade, large-scale IoT applications, with its MBN52832 embedded Bluetooth® Module, creating a massively scalable solution for low-power sensor networks.

The combination of Wirepas Mesh with the MBN52832 module provides application developers with a connectivity layer, enabling data collection, device management and location tracking across multiple applications, including asset management, smart lighting and industrial IoT. The ultra-low power characteristics of the MBN52832 module, coupled with the Wirepas Mesh routing technology enables a sensor battery life of over 5 years and supports up to 4 billion devices in a single network.

“This relationship with Wirepas underlines Murata’s ability to form partnerships across any region”, said Akira Sasaki, General Manager – IoT Group, Murata. “Murata’s global leadership in multi-functional, high density modules paired with Wirepas’ experience and passionate focus on the development of IoT connectivity software has enabled the creation of this industry-leading solution with extremely high levels of reliability and security.”

“Partnering with one of the most recognizable brands in the wireless market is an exciting opportunity. We both believe IoT is about ecosystem and team play. The market needs mature, high-performing platforms to be able to build solutions in a timely and cost-efficient way. Combining Murata technologies with Wirepas Mesh software shortens the design time and accelerates time to market. I am looking forward to creating successful IoT businesses for our customers together with Murata,” said Teppo Hemiä, CEO of Wirepas.

Wirepas Mesh wireless connectivity software technology includes all of the networking intelligence required to form a resilient large-scale wireless mesh network. Wirepas Mesh enables all devices in the network to function as routers for other devices, creating a self-healing network, optimised by local decision-making to reach unlimited scalability, coverage and density whilst using the available radio spectrum as efficiently as possible.

The MBN52832 Bluetooth® Low Energy module enables ultra-low power connectivity for data communications. It integrates Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy IC, RF front end, and crystal into a very small form factor and the built-in arm cortex M4 core with 64KB RAM and 512KB flash provides a high-performance engine and rich interface for a variety of IoT applications, including medical and healthcare, and Machine to Machine (M2M) applications.