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Everactive Upgrades Proprietary Wireless Networking Protocol

By CIOReview | Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Everactive has announced a significant improvement to its proprietary wireless networking protocol.

FREMONT, CA: Everactive has announced a substantial improvement to its proprietary wireless networking protocol. It is a key enabler in the technology company’s category-defining batteryless Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company has recently released a new product line that can continuously monitor vibration signatures of industrial machinery that implements these wireless upgrades, all inside the organization’s patented battery-free system.

Evernet is an FCC-compliant wireless protocol, which can connect over 1,000 of its self-powered sensors to a single IoT gateway. It also boasts about a non-line-of-sight range of 250 meters (820 feet) through wireless interference and physical obstacles. Even in the line of sight paths, the wireless range increases close to one kilometer (two-thirds of a mile). With the help of the company’s innovative low-power networking structure, every sensor is truly always-on, continually listening and transmitting at configurable intervals, typically once per minute. For reference, a duty-cycled Bluetooth Low Energy radio through which today’s consumer standard for low power will consume five milliwatts, while Everactive’s always-on wake-up radio needs a mere 0.0002 milliwatts.

“Evernet is designed around always-on, ultra-low power receiver technology that is 1,000x lower power than Bluetooth. Everactive is now in the third generation of development of these radios, which continue to improve on power, range, and data rate,” says Dr. David Wentzloff, Co-Founder, and Co-CTO of Everactive and Professor at the University of Michigan. “Such a technology is perfectly suited for IoT applications, which must reliably and continuously connect an extremely high volume of devices through many obstacles. Evernet gives our customers the ability to deploy large-scale, and truly maintenance-free, networks across their facilities with as minimal an infrastructural footprint as possible,” concluded Wentzloff.