Libelium Sensors Connect With Telefónica Cloud For Smart Cities And The IoT

Press Release | Libelium | November 17, 2014

Wireless sensor hardware ecosystem adds software from global telco operator

SAN MATEO, Calif. & BARCELONA, Spain & ZARAGOZA, Spain--November 17, 2014--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Libelium is adding new Cloud technology options to its Waspmote wireless sensor platform by integrating the Cloud solution from Telefónica, the global broadband and telecommunications provider, to allow faster time-to-market for Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

Libelium creates hardware and open APIs for wireless sensor networks (WSN) used in Smart Cities, agriculture, water quality management and other IoT projects. A typical sensor network consists of multiple Waspmote sensor nodes transmitting to a Meshlium gateway that synchronizes with a Cloud system, connecting the physical world with the virtual world. With the Telefónica integration, the Meshlium sensor network gateway is automatically configured from the factory to send data collected from the sensor nodes to the Telefónica Cloud for use in IoT projects, whether in cities, factories, parks or fields.

How it works:

Demos showcasing Waspmote nodes joined with the leading Cloud providers—including Telefónica’s Smart Business Control (SBC) Cloud—will roll out this week at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, at the Libelium booth #629. One demo shows an international fundraising initiative by the NGO Cáritas, where donations can be tracked in real time through the Telefónica Cloud and Libelium sensor nodes integration.

Libelium’s Waspmote Plug & Sense! wireless sensors are already included in Telefónica’s Smart Cities solutions portfolio, powering applications such as traffic management, water quality, security, environmental control, and agriculture monitoring.

“Our sensor platform is modular and our Cloud connector framework streamlines the configuration process, so we can offer access to the best Cloud software platforms in the market,” said David Gascón, CTO at Libelium.

About Libelium

Libelium designs and manufactures hardware and APIs for wireless sensor networks so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Internet of Things (IoT), M2M and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. Waspmote—Libelium’s open wireless sensor platform—is modular, easy to deploy and ready to integrate with third-party Cloud systems such as Axeda, Esri, Sentilo, ThingWorx, or MQTT. Over 2,000 developers from 75 countries in companies ranging from startups to universities to large international corporations have adopted Libelium’s technology for projects in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. Commercial deployments based on Waspmote include applications as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, and precision agriculture.

Libelium’s DIY open source hardware division, Cooking Hacks, is dedicated to making electronics affordable, easy to learn and fun. Cooking Hacks serves a worldwide community of developers, designers, inventors and makers who love to create electronics with sensors, robotics, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

In 2014, Gartner Inc. named Libelium a Cool Vendor in embedded software and systems. Established in 2006, Libelium is privately held and has headquarters in Zaragoza, Spain.

Press contacts:

SIPR for Libelium
Judy Curtis, +1 650-274-1509
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David Gascón, +34 976 54 74 92
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