Libelium designs and manufactures hardware technology for the implementation of wireless sensor networks so that system integrators, engineering and consultancy companies can implement reliable Smart Cities solutions to end users within the minimun time to market. They recently announced the launch of their latest radio module that brings an extra layer of intelligence, which can be used to communicate with any nearby Android device.
This Wifi radio extends the possibilities of The Internet of Things to iPhone/Android apps developers as it completes the current connectivity possibilities – already covered by ZigBee, Bluetooth and 3G/GPRS –, allowing for the first time direct communications between the sensors and the smartphones even without an intermediate router.
Libelium’s new Wifi sensors enable system integrators to create easily intelligent monitoring systems for the urban environment. Libelium’s CTO David Gascón says, “Now sensor nodes can connect directly to Cloud servers using a standard protocol such asHTTP”. He adds, ”This is a milestone in order to ensure a quick spread of Internet of Things applications since sensor devices may connect automatically to the existing Wifi networks deployed in cities or even to our own home routers making new deployments an easy task”.