hybrid mesh technology
Greenvity states that its hybrid mesh communication technology is able to determine the best medium - wireless or powerline communication depending on the current environment
M2M smart metering deals Austria and Brazil
US market intelligence firm MarketsandMarkets projects that the smart cities market will be worth US$1,134.84bn by 2019

In East Asia, global semiconductor company, STMicroelectronics and provider of wireless sensor network solutions, Paradox Engineering SA have partnered to demonstrate wireless mesh networks for smart cities at TECHNO-FRONTIER 2015 held in Japan.

STMicroelectronics and Paradox Engineering combined solution  provides a clear example of smart environment.

The integrated wireless sensor network platform used for domestic, urban and industrial environments, brings together Paradox Engineering’s PE.AMI smart city solution and PE.STONE IoT platform as well as ST’s STM32Nucleo development boards and various motion and sensor technologies – affording visitors to the TECHNO-FRONTIER event, a view of an integrated smart city set-up.

The IoT-ready wireless sensor network platform enables monitoring, control and delivery of smart city services.

An integrated platform is needed when devices and sensors are installed in various locations or where objects are part of a wider network to be managed cohesively.

Enabling multiple smart city applications

Paradox Engineering’s PE.AMI multi-application platform offer a ‘off-the-shelf’ vertical application for smart lighting, smart parking, smart metering, smart waste and electric vehicle charger management.

The PE.AMI platform supports smart city monitoring applications such as IP cameras for video surveillance, traffic monitoring, public Wi-Fi and other urban applications.

The Swiss technology company’s PE.STONE is its integrated hardware and software module development of cost-effective IoT applications – and enables smart cities, smart grid, energy management and wireless sensor networks for M2M, Home Area Network, Health Usage Monitoring Service and industrial-control systems.

STMicroelectronics’ STM32 Nucleo board is responsible for powering the ST/Paradox Engineering Smart City demonstration and offers the balance needed between power consumption and performance during operation.

As part of a wireless sensor network platform, data gathered from urban sensor nodes can be used to develop various smart city services for energy management, reduced carbon footprint and improved maintenance for public infrastructure and buildings.

Gianni Minetti, president and CEO of Paradox Engineering said: “At TECHNO-FRONTIER, Paradox Engineering and ST are showcasing how technology can really enable smart environments and allow integrated advanced services to be managed and delivered, connecting and controlling the objects of today and tomorrow.”

Marco Cassis, executive VP and president of Japan and Korea Region, STMicroelectronics added: “The TECHNO-FRONTIER demonstrations clearly show … the creation of convenient, environmentally-friendly Smart City systems, capable of using and analyzing huge amounts of data, in combination with Paradox Engineering's advanced wireless-communication technologies.”