Sensys Networks Adds to Patent Portfolio With New Advancements In Encryption and Parking

Company extends its industry-leading technical innovation in traffic and parking detection and data

BERKELEY, CA - OCTOBER 20, 2017 Sensys Networks, the world’s leading provider of integrated wireless traffic & parking detection and data systems for Smart Cities, is pleased to announce the approval of two new patents that help extend the company’s industry-leading technical innovation. The company now has 23 patents in its portfolio. Patent #9,769,664, “Nonce silent and replay resistant encryption and authentication wireless sensor network,” focuses on security for wireless sensor networks and IoT. Patent #9,418,551, “Position and/or distance measurement, parking and/or vehicle detection, apparatus, networks, operations and/or systems,” enables parking applications to combine in-pavement sensing with on-board devices for enforcement, geo-fencing and permitting applications.

Patent #9,769,664 covers the encryption and authentication of traffic data coming from sensors into Edge Gateways or Access Point (AP). The main advantage of this patented technology is that it protects from replay attacks while not requiring permanent storage of any state information by either the AP or the sensor. This eliminates the need to download new keys into the sensors when an AP is replaced, or is tampered with. The method also adds only 4 bytes of overhead to each transmitted packet which has virtually no impact on battery life. Finally, the method is simple to implement for all IoT sensors.

Patent #9,418,551, covers next-generation recognition of parked vehicles, enabling a variety of advanced applications benefiting parking operators. The patent covers a method to automatically determine:

  • Incorrectly parked vehicles (cars covering 2 spaces)
  • Cars parked in reserved spots that should not be
  • Cars staying past their reserved time in parking lots with mixed reserved and non-reserved parking spots.

“We pioneered the use of wireless sensors in smart transportation,” says Dr. Robert Kavaler, Sensys Networks CTO, “and continue to lead the industry with new technologies and products. These two most recent patents improve security of our wireless sensor networks and IoT platform and open the door for new parking applications and are a testament to our continued commitment to deliver innovative solutions to our customers.”

Sensys Networks will be featuring its traffic data and analytics platform, SensTraffic, at ITS World Congress in Montreal, Canada.

About Sensys Networks

Sensys Networks improves the way people travel through cities. In the traffic and parking markets, we deliver accurate detection and actionable data that improves safety and reduces congestion for partners and public agencies around the globe. For more information see

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