News release

Date: 23rd February 2010

Libelium to demonstrate wireless sensor platform Waspmote and multi-protocol wireless router Meshlium at key sensor industry events starting with CeBIT 2010

Wireless sensor and networking specialist Libelium publishes calendar for exhibiting at key wireless technology industry events. Upcoming events include CeBIT 2010, Sensor+Test 2010 and Sensors Expo & Conference 2010.

Zaragoza, Spain – February 23rd, 2010 – Libelium, a technology leader in distributed wireless networks, announces their participation in three major wireless industry events. The exhibitions include CeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Germany, from 2nd-6th March; Sensor+Test 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany, from 18th-20th May; and Sensors Expo & Conference 2010 in Rosemont, Illinois, USA from 7th-9th June. Libelium will demonstrate the Waspmote wireless sensor platform and the Meshlium wireless, Linux-based, multiprotocol mesh router. In addition Libelium CTO, David Gascón, will speak about both products in a series of papers and presentations.

The Waspmote wireless sensing platform is used for environmental monitoring, fire & flood detection and logistics. The platform includes a range of radio ZigBee modules with a choice of protocol versions, radio frequency and range (up to 40 km) as well as a module for GPRS which can connect a sensor network to the outside world. The Waspmote main board contains an in-built accelerometer and when combined with the GPS module the device can be used to measure speed, direction and location of vehicles or containers. The platform has outstanding power management allowing it to be deployed in very remote locations and adverse conditions; an optional solar panel can allow almost indefinite operation.

Complementing Waspmote, the Meshlium multi-protocol, Linux-based, outdoor router enables mesh networks to be deployed in buildings, arenas, transport hubs (such as railway stations and airports), open spaces and by emergency services. The router is extremely modular with a wide choice of radio modules and a choice of disk capacity. Meshlium uniquely supports 5 wireless standards - wifi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS – as well as wireline Ethernet. The wide choice of modules, and disks, enables the router to be configured into 177 possible variants; allowing it to be tailored to meet the needs of a specific network. With its sturdy IP65 briefcase and its optional solar panel, car battery and car lighter adaptors it can be deployed almost anywhere.

CEO Alicia Asín says, “Libelium now offers a comprehensive product range for implementing mesh and wireless sensor networks”. She adds, “By being present at the main industry events for sensors this spring, users in Europe and North America will have a great opportunity to view Libelium’s outstanding wireless products”.

CeBIT 2nd-6th March 2010, Hannover, Germany

Libelium will be exhibiting in Hall 13, Stand C84, (13). There will be live demos of the Waspmote wireless sensing platform and the Meshlium Linux multi-protocol router on the stand. Alicia Asín says, “CeBIT visitors will have the first opportunity to view a new software package for monitoring the network, managing domains and configuring Meshlium routers in a centralised way”.

On Thursday 4th March at 15:30-16:00, Libelium CTO, David Gascon, will present “Wireless Sensor Networks with Waspmote” in Hall 6, Institutional Pavilion.

On Friday 5th March at 10:45-11:30, Libelium CTO, David Gascón, will present “Meshlium, the Linux Wireless Multiprotocol Router”. This is part of CeBIT Forum Open Source in Hall 2, Stand F38.

Sensor+Test 18th-20th May 2010, Nuremberg, Germany

Libelium will demonstrate its Waspmote and Meshlium products in Hall 12, stand 12-227.

Every day at 13:30-13:45, Libelium will show the wireless sensor network Waspmote platform in the Action Area.

On Thursday 20th May at 9:30-10:00, Libelium CTO, David Gascón, will present “Waspmote, a Sensor Device Platform for developing Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)” as part of Programme Hall 12.

Sensors Expo & Conference 7th-9th June 2010, Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Libelium will show its Waspmote and Meshlium products in Booth #500.

On Tuesday 8th June 2010 at13:50-14:30, Libelium CTO, David Gascón, will present the paper “High-performance, low-power WSN: when Nano Amps and Long-Range links shake Hands” in the Conference Hall. This paper is jointly presented with Marco Zennaro from Italy and Antoine Bagula of South Africa.

About Meshlium

Meshlium is an X86-based, modular, wireless, multiprotocol mesh outdoor router running Linux. It uniquely combines five wireless technologies - wifi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS. The router can be configured to support the required wireless technologies through choosing from the following modules: a) three wifi modules with differing ranges (up to 50 km) and power consumptions; b) Xbee range of ZigBee wireless communication modules offering a choice of protocol versions, radio frequency and range (up to 40 km); c) a Bluetooth module; d) a GPRS module and e) a GPS module. The router has a choice of 8, 16 & 32 GB disks. Meshlium runs Debian Linux OS and is managed by an open source, browser-based, user-extendable Meshlium Management System offering a graphical representation of communication interfaces, mesh configuration, networks and cryptography status. Links to Web 2.0 (Twitter and WordPress) and mapping (Google Maps) are available.

For more information visit

About Waspmote

Waspmote is a modular platform for building wireless sensor networks. The platform comprises:
i) the Waspmote board with microcontroller, memory, battery, accelerometer and sockets for add-on modules; ii) open source API and compiler; Xbee range of ZigBee wireless communication modules offering a choice of protocol versions, radio frequency and range (up to 40 km); iii) wireless modules supporting GPRS, GPS; a gas sensor board supports the detection of gases arising from industrial pollution, fires, farms and chemical and industrial processes; iv) a physical event detector board support security, flood detection and vibration and impact monitoring; and v) outstanding power management - an unprecedented 0.7 microamperes is required in hibernate mode.
Waspmote is CE, FCC and IC certified.

For Waspmote platform details visit

About Libelium

Libelium designs and manufactures hardware and communication protocols for distributed wireless networks. The product portfolio consists of the Waspmote low power platform for creating wireless sensor networks; the Meshlium multi-tech router integrating WiFi mesh (2.4GHz - 5GHz), ZigBee, GPRS, GPS and Bluetooth technologies; and N-vio platform for proximity marketing and messaging via Bluetooth.

The company was founded in 2006, is privately held and is based at the European Business and Innovation Centre CEEIARAGON, Zaragoza, Spain.

For more company information call +34 976 54 74 92 or visit

For information on Libelium’s participation at industry events visit

Press Contact
Alicia Asín
CEO Libelium
Tel: +34 976 54 74 92
e-mail: a.asin[at]libelium[dot]com

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