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Antenova supports Weightless-P launch at CTIA Super Mobility

Steve Rogerson
September 8, 2016

At this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas, the Weightless SIG announced availability of Weightless-P hardware with vendor partner Antenova and the pre-launch of a Weightless-P software development kit.
A limited number of free Weightless-P SDKs are being made available to developers in an offer specific to the show.
The Weightless Ignition hardware provides Weightless-P network connectivity out of the box.
“We have been working for more than two years now on a technology that significantly moves the LPWAN game on,” said Fabien Petitgrand, technical representative for the Weightless SIG. “The Weightless Ignition pack includes hardware and full Weightless-P software protocol stack combination delivering substantive improvements and competitive advantages over existing IoT connectivity options.”
The Ignition pack will be made available as part of a pre-launch offer on the Weightless web site with a limited number offered to Weightless developers free of charge. The packs include a Weightless-P base station, end device modules, antennas, a full Weightless-P protocol stack for the base station, end device and host as well as all necessary cabling. The pack aims to enable a Weightless-P IoT network to be deployed out of the box.
“We are delighted to see Weightless-P take this critical step forward in its evolution with hardware coming soon to the development community,” said William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG. “The Weightless SIG is more than simply an open standards body, it is a strong and vibrant global community focused on LPWAN technology. We are delighted to be partnering with Antenova who bring world-class antenna technology and capability to the Weightless ecosystem.”
Weightless-P is an open standard for a high capacity LPWAN that is designed for performance. It aims to become the de facto standard for public and private IoT networks.
“We are delighted to be working with Weightless just now, as the new Weightless-P technology is being launched to the IoT community for the first time,” said Colin Newman, CEO of Antenova. “We are very pleased to be offering an antenna for Weightless-P, which we will back with our expert antenna integration and support services.”