Libelium, a technology leader in wireless sensor networks, launched the Meshlium Xtreme multi-protocol wireless sensor network router. Meshlium Xtreme Wireless Sensor Network Gateway uniquely supports 5 wireless standards WiFi, ZigBee, GPRS, Bluetooth and GPS as well as wireline Ethernet giving a wide choice of methods for connecting wireless sensor networks to the Internet. It also supports the storage of the sensor data in its internal database system as well as with external Internet servers.

Wireless Sensor Network Gateway MeshliumThe WiFi Mesh radio and antennas can work at both 2.4GHz (802.11b/g) and 5GHz (802.11a), so it is possible to change the WiFi radio frequency dynamically without any physical changes to the router itself. Meshlium clients can use the WiFi AP radio both to access internally-stored sensor data and as an access point for the Internet.

The Bluetooth module includes a “discover and store” application, which allows Meshlium to scan and store the MAC addresses of users in a database in order to track their routes. For mobile applications, a GPS module enables real time location by providing parameters such as latitude, longitude and speed in real time.

The product is supplied with an aluminium IP67 waterproof enclosure which makes it suitable for any kind of outdoor deployment including those with harsh environments. Special holders enable Meshlium Xtreme to be installed on streetlights and in vehicles where a car battery adaptor supplies the router with power. When deploying in outdoor scenarios, where there is not an electric power source, a solar panel kit works supplies the necessary power.

Meshlium Xtreme includes the Manager System, an open source web application, which provides a user-friendly interface to all wireless connections (WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, GPRS) as well as to the network status and the data base storage system.