Long Range – Scalable – Robustness vs interference – Battery Operation
ETSI Compliant Communication Solution For LPWANS (ETSI TS 103 357)
MIOTY is a low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) protocol that was designed to have the best-in-class reliability and scalability of all available LPWAN technologies today to support massive industrial and commercial IoT deployments. MIOTY is the first and only technology to comply with the ETSI telegram splitting ultra-narrow band (TS-UNB) technical specification for low throughput networks (TS 103 357).
The MIOTY system consists of the following parts:
- The RC1882CEF-MIOTY Module (to be released)
- A MIOTY Gateway (to be released)
- The MIOTY development tools (to be released)
Telegram Splitting (patented technology)
Telegram splitting is the core of the MIOTY technology. As defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI TS 103 357), Telegram Splitting splits the data packets to be transported in the data stream into small sub-packets at the sensor level.
These sub-packets are then transmitted over different frequencies and time. An algorithm in the base station permanently scans the spectrum for MIOTY sub-packets and reassembles them into a complete message.
Due to built-in redundancy, up to 50% of the sub-packets can be lost without reducing the information content.
This technology enables energy-efficient, robust and reliable transmission of sensor data over distances of up to several kilometers.
Best-in-class robustness vs noise
The challenge for LPWANs operating in the license free spectrum is that they are more prone to interference. In a license-free spectrum, LPWANs often co-exist and share limited spectrum resources. As the number of devices and data traffic increase, the spectrum becomes more crowded and interference problems become worse, causing the network to potentially lose a large amount of data. Additionally, to transmit sensor data long distances, LPWANs must transmit this data at a long airtime rate which also contributes to more interference.
With Telegram Splitting, MIOTY can split a message into several sub-packets and sends them at different times and frequencies. Since the air-time of these subpackets is much shorter than that of existing LPWANs, the chance of collisions with another message is very low.
Even if 50% of sub-packets don’t make it to the gateway, the full message will be successfully reassembled.
This allows for deep penetration in underground or hard-to-reach applications where interference would be an enormous problem for other LPWAN solutions.
Best-in-class scalability for high density networks
The Telegram Splitting features also allow for a highly scalable network for very high density networks.
A single network can have many hundreds of thousands of devices which can transmit up to 1.5 million data packets a day to a single gateway, with no loss of information even in hard-to-reach environments where there a lots of physical obstructions and poor propagation properties.
Long Range, 20 km LOS
Thanks to the Telegram Splitting features, MIOTY also support extensive range coverage of over 20 km Line-of-Sight.
Additionally, all you need is one or a few gateways and you will be able to cover enormous, kilometre-long environments, such as, factories, large building complexes, mining and oil fields, and much more.
With a flexible gateway, a network can be deployed in hard-to-reach, hidden, and noisy environments which were previously not viable using other LPWAN technologies.
Compliant to ETSI TS 103 357
MIOTY is compliant to the ETSI TS 103 357.
This technical specification was released by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the development of new massive industrial IoT solutions. It represents another milestone in pursuit of worldwide IIoT scalability.
ETSI is one of only three bodies officially recognized by the EU as a European Standards Organization.
With the growth of the Industrial Internet of Things, more strenuous requirements for communication solutions are needed. Specifically, communication solutions that include high levels of robustness, scalability and security while simultaneously remaining cost and energy-efficient. MIOTY covers all these requirements.
License free operation in 868 MHz band
The MIOTY network operates at the 868 MHz license free band for use in Europe.
Low-power for battery operation
Thanks to the Telegram Splitting technology, the sub-packets sent from the sensors to the gateway have a very short airtime. This allows for very low power battery operation.
MIOTY has the longest battery life of any other existing LPWAN technology which makes it possible to have massive networks in hard-to-reach, noisy environments.
The MIOTY network is a private network which means you do not need to pay for monthly license or subscription fees as you would with a public network.
All you need is one or a few private gateways to cover vast areas of up to several kilometres in demanding and noisy environments.
Click here to read our shortform datasheet for the new RC1882CEF-MIOTY module.