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An IoT network went live in London today with the deployment of Weightless‘ Weightless-N open standard Smart City solution.
Operating with Nwave’s technology, Weightless-N is available through Digital Catapult’s infrastructure on which a Weightless base station is deployed.
The company said the solution operates in sub-1GHz with licence-exempt ISM spectrum using ultra narrow band (UNB) technology, offering propagation characteristics of several kilometres.
Designed around a differential binary phase shift keying (DBPSK) digital modulation scheme, Weightless-N transmits within narrow frequency bands using a frequency hopping algorithm for interference mitigation and enhanced security.
Weightless added that it provides for encryption and implicit authentication using a shared secret key regime to encode transmitted information via a 128 bit AES algorithm.
The technology supports mobility with the network automatically routing terminal messages to the correct destination.
Yury Birchenko, CEO of Nwave Technologies, said the network is "a groundbreaking milestone – the first public network deployment from Nwave since the publication of the Weightless-N open standard".
Peter Karney, Head of Engineering at Digital Catapult, said: "We are delighted to be able to provide a platform to showcase Weightless-N technology, a key enabler for Smart City projects not just across the capital but around the world.
"We are looking forward to opening this up to our network to enable them to continue to showcase the UK’s innovation in this area; we will be leading an open call in the near future allowing these innovators to register their interest in the project."