Silicon Labs has joined the wireless smart ubiquitous networks (Wi-SUN)’s board of directors in order to accelerate the adoption of the technology on a global scale.
Wi-SUN technology offers service providers, utilities, municipalities/local government and other enterprises multi-service and secure wireless mesh networks.
Wi-SUN allows developers to extend wireless networks, making them suitable for large scale outdoor internet of things (IoT) wireless communication networks for smart cities, smart utilities and the industrial IoT.
The Wi-Sun Alliance’s goal is to boost the use and development of low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) connectivity via a standards-based, interoperable solution for global cities.
Silicon Labs said the ideal solution for Wi-SUN is smart metering, advanced metering infrastructure, power generation and distribution as well as street lighting, large scale smart city infrastructure and other industrial IoT applications.
The company’s Wireless Gecko platform supports a range of mesh options including Wi-SUN, Zigbee, OpenThread, Z-Wave and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) mesh.