Scalable to hundreds of nodes, MeshScape offers low-power, robust wireless solution
SENSORS EXPO, Chicago - June 6, 2005 - Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) and Millennial Net announced a strategic partnership that will 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.
Millennial Net's 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," said 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."
"We've brought together a leader in deployed sensor networks with a leader in communications processors and radio -frequency power products," said Neil Ferris, Millennial Net executive chairman. "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 in some cases can be powered by solar energy. 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 complete solution for select customer applications in early Q3 2005 and make them generally available in Q4 2005.
Millennial Net will demonstrate MeshScape at the upcoming Freescale Technology Forum, June 20 -23, 2005, in Orlando.
About Millennial Net
Millennial Net develops commercial - and industrial -class wireless sensor networking systems that enable OEMs and systems integrators to quickly and cost -effectively implement wireless sensor networks. These networks enable the remote monitoring and management of critical devices while providing data to enable more informed decision -making, better control and increased revenue opportunities. Millennial Net's patented ad hoc, self -organizing wireless sensor networking MeshScape™ system leads the industry in power efficiency, support for dynamic systems and mobile sensors, reliability, and scalability. Millennial Net also leads the industry in real -world deployments with networks installed across commercial building and industrial environments. Millennial Net is backed by top -tier venture firms and is headquartered in Burlington, MA. For more information, visit www.millennialnet.com.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500®, is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2004 sales of $5.7 billion (US). For more information, visit www.freescale.com.
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