Sensors Expo 2005: Millennial Net, Freescale partner on wireless sensor networks

Chicago, IL—Freescale Semiconductor and Millennial Net have formed a partnership to help OEMs rapidly develop and deploy wireless mesh network solutions for large, complex, commercial applications in industrial automation, healthcare, and military/homeland defense markets.


Chicago, IL— Freescale Semiconductor and Millennial Net have formed a partnership to help OEMs rapidly develop and deploy wireless mesh network solutions for large, complex, commercial applications in industrial automation, healthcare, and military/homeland defense markets. Millennial Net will sell, integrate and support MeshScape wireless sensor networking system on Freescale’s MC1319x platform. The two firms announced their joint effort this week at Sensors Expo 2005 , June 6-9, at McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center.

Millennial Net reports that its MeshScape scales to hundreds of nodes, and has deployed numerous large-scale industrial-class wireless networks. The combination of Freescale’s robust set of RF transceivers with the field-proven reliability of MeshScape’s mesh networking system enables organizations to have a configuration that is best suited for their specific application needs.

“Millennial Net’s MeshScape complements Freescale’s ZigBee offering, and allows us to address a wider variety of customer requirements,” says Brett Black, commercial wireless manager of Freescale’s Wireless and Mobile Systems group. “Our customers now have more choices and greater flexibility in developing wireless networks that meet their cost, performance, and time-to-market needs.”

Neil Ferris, Millennial Net’s executive chairman, adds that, “We’ve brought together a leader in deployed sensor networks with a leader in communications processors and radio-frequency power products. “This ensures that companies looking to implement industrial-class wireless sensor networks have access to the technology and systems they need to be successful.”

Coupled with Freescale’s MC1319X platform, MeshScape’s solution draws a minimal amount of power, and can be powered by solar energy in some cases. This delivers a complete, low-power, scalable wireless solution. MeshScape will be offered as a network system software license allowing complete integration of the mesh networking software onto sensor nodes at a competitive system price. Millennial Net will offer MeshScape and Freescale’s MC1319x platform as a solution for users’ applications early in 2005’s third quarter (3Q05), and will make them generally available in 4Q05.

In addition, Millennial Net will demonstrate MeshScape at the upcoming Freescale Technology Forum , June 20-23, 2005, in Orlando, FL. This inaugural event will feature keynote speeches, in-depth technical presentations, and technology demonstrations from Freescale and leading hardware, software and tools providers.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me