IoT, multi-parameter sensors utilize Wirepas Connectivity

August 25, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Finnish company Haltian is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) platform with small sensors. The platform consists of the Thingsee gateway plus the Thingsee POD and TAG sensors. The Thingsee platform is now also available with Wirepas Connectivity, that implements a self-organising connectivity net..

The sensors can be used for tracking and monitoring assets, goods and people in what the company claims is a completely new, and a far more cost-effective manner. The Thingsee router delivers the data collected from the sensors directly to a client’s back-end systems via a mobile connection. "Thanks to its data acquisition capabilities and cost efficiency, we believe that our IoT platform will revolutionize the asset tracking and logistic operations of several businesses." says Haltian CEO Pasi Leipälä.


With Thingsee the location of the goods can be monitored in real time and without interruption within a warehouse or a factory, but also while in transit between sites. Besides the location, the environmental conditions during storage and transport can also be monitored in real-time. The Thingsee POD and TAG sensors can be used to measure temperature, luminosity, humidity, air pressure and motion. In addition, the sensors can, for example, enable monitoring of magnetic switches in doors and various types of valves, and can be customized for other measurement needs. Thingsee POD is a smaller-than-a-golf-ball low-power sensor device with an operating life-time of up to several years. Thingsee TAG is a coin-sized version of the POD and is suited for applications which demand a particularly small size.


Wirepas Connectivity (the company is also in Fnland)is a de-centralized radio communications protocol which can enable networks to scale-up to millions of devices. The high reliability offered by Wirepas Connectivity stems from the fact that each device can make decisions autonomously and, if necessary, can act as a router. Because of the decentralized, multi-hop architecture of the device network, the distance between sensors and the router can be kilometres. This enables very high geographical coverage with small, low cost, low-power sensors.


"The Internet of Things is a very broad term. We focus particularly on industrial and infrastructure-level applications. We see logistics and asset tracking as one of the fastest growing application