Mesh Systems Uses Coronis Technology for Wireless Sensor Networks (X041)

Chicago, May 23, 2007

Coronis Systems, a global leader in the design and development of ultra-low-power (ULP) and long-range wireless solutions, has announced its strategic partnership with a leading wireless sensor networks (WSN) integrator, Mesh Systems, headquartered in Appleton, Wis. By integrating Coronis' off-the-shelf sensors and modules such as Waveflow, Wavesense, Wavetherm, and Wavenis-enabled OEM cards, Mesh Systems' clients are able to quickly deploy a network and begin receiving data from remote assets across wireless local and wide area networks via the company's MeshVista Portal for managing and monitoring energy, environment, and waste/wastewater.

Until recently, WSNs had been more theory than reality. Now out of the research lab, WSNs are being deployed in real-world applications across a wide variety of industries. Mesh Systems, a pioneer in WSN development, integration and deployment, was looking for a local area radio frequency technology that could provide the long-range and low-power characteristics needed for its high volume, vertical applications.

Based on a comprehensive, technical, and competitive analysis, Mesh Systems identified Wavenis Technology by Coronis as the ideal wireless solution to meet all its requirements. Prior to agreeing to a strategic partnership, Mesh Systems and Coronis had worked together on various projects and saw the advantage in formalizing a strategic relationship. Mesh Systems now has access to Coronis' full range of products and technology to deploy simpler, more reliable and cost efficient installations for Wavenis-enabled networks. Add to that Wavenis' excellent communications range and its ability to deploy in star, mesh, or hybrid wireless sensor network architectures, Mesh Systems is able to offer powerful turnkey solutions. Wavenis' ultra-low-power consumption can provide years of battery life, thus reducing operating and long term maintenance costs. Collectively, these advantages enabled by Wavenis technology allow Mesh Systems to develop and deploy complete end-to-end solutions for their clients in the energy, water treatment and specialty environmental markets.

The MeshVista Portal can provide users the ability to view, analyze, chart, and export information from remote sensors and systems anywhere and anytime via a standard Web browser. More importantly, data coming from these sensors allows MeshVista users the ability to control assets and devices at geographically dispersed sites. Wavenis local area wireless technology was specifically built into the infrastructure of the MeshVista Platform to give Mesh Systems the flexibility to provide unique solution's to fit each client's requirements.

"Field proven, cost-effective, and available now, Wavenis technology is an ideal complement to our MeshVista platform," says Richard Baxter, Mesh Systems president and CEO. "Wavenis combines long-range communications and excellent interference immunity with ultra-low-power consumption and flexible network topology options. In addition, Coronis made it easy for us to adopt Wavenis technology by providing ready-to-install sensors, gateways, OEM cards, modules, and software, as well as technology licensing options for large-volume applications to our clients. By using Wavenis, we are able to deliver wireless sensor network solutions that work. I think the fact that Coronis has over one million Wavenis-enabled units deployed worldwide speaks not only to the technology's reliability, but also its availability now."

"We are very happy to be working with a partner the caliber of Mesh Systems," says Laurent Maleysson, Coronis Systems CTO. "With Wavenis built into the backbone of [its] advanced infrastructure, I cannot think of a better environment to prove the advantages of our technology for wireless networks in such a competitive landscape. Employing Wavenis highly resistant two-way communication functionality will also give Mesh Systems the added flexibility of extending the range and effectiveness of other wireless technologies [it] might deploy such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. We feel that Wavenis can help manage the three ingredients that you find in any network deployment that makes or breaks a project: cost, development time, and reliability."

About Coronis Systems:
Coronis Systems is a leading global designer and developer of ultra-low-power (ULP) and long-range wireless solutions. Based on its Wavenis wireless connectivity platform, the company offers a complete line of products and services for OEMs and system integrators. Coronis Systems products meet the technical, operational, and cost requirements of ULP long-range UHF RFID, wireless sensor networks, Smart Metering, and M2M applications. With offices in France, North America, and Asia, Coronis Systems currently has over 1,000,000 products deployed worldwide. For more information, please visit

About Mesh Systems:

Mesh Systems is a leading provider of infrastructure and value-added system-integration services for wireless sensor network applications. The company's MeshVista Platform and complete suite of engineering and integration services combine to bring sensor information to the client in innovative and compelling ways across a broad spectrum of applications and industries. For more information, please visit

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