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RIIM, Radiocrafts Industrial IP Mesh Solution

Become market leader in both price and performance competition with Sub-GHz mesh networking!

RIIM is a next-generation, license/subscription free, long range wireless communication network completely embedded in an RF module. The modern and unique features included in RIIM were specifically designed to solve major issues many LPWAN solutions struggle with today, including, low power consumption, scalability issues, lack of bandwidth, efficient two-way communication problems, and more. These features are essential for many applications such as smart irrigation, smart street lighting, EV charger communication, emergency lighting, solar installations, wireless sensor networks, and more.

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How RIIM Tackles Low Power Issues

The entire world is starting to adopt smart IoT solutions in a global effort to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. Many applications which could be optimized by smart devices are located in hard-to-reach places or entail deploying hundreds of thousands of  sensors. These types of application require very low power battery operation which is often a lacking feature in LPWAN solutions today.

RIIM has a number of features that reduce power consumption enabling 7 years battery lifetime on 2 AA batteries. These include:

  1. The chosen electronic components inside are low power to start with.
  2. The network devices can be put in “Sleepy” mode, reducing the current consumption to 4.7 uA. In deep sleep mode, the power is reduced even further to 2.8 uA.
  3. The output power of the module is configurable, not to consume more power than needed during transmit.
  4. RIIM enabled nodes can sleep when there is no time slot for incoming or outgoing RF data packages.
  5. The RIIM nodes can handle down to 34uA @ 3.3v average power consumption enabling all battery devices in the network to further extend the network coverage.
  6. The data processing that can be done by the customer can save substantial power. RIIM supports edge computing which means that instead of sending all raw sensor reading data to the Cloud, the user can just send the interesting data, such as an alarm when a threshold is met, thereby, reducing power consumption.

How RIIM Tackles Scalability Issues

A huge problem for LPWAN solutions today is the growing radio noise interference from global deployments of new or existing IoT devices and networks making it increasingly difficult to have scalable and reliable networks.

The RIIM network is designed to support up to 1000 devices in a single network thanks to it’s short transmition pulses and support for TSCH (Time Synchronized Channel Hopping). 

Channel hopping omits challenges with noise interference allowing you to have a network with 99.99% reliability. 

Additionally, TSCH enables RIIM nodes to send up to 27 dBm output power thereby creating a sub 1-GHz mesh network with huge coverage.

You can cover a utility-scale solar facility or crop field as large as 40 by 40 km squared or an entire city or massive building complex as large as 12 x 12 km squared in a single network. 

Furthermore, a RIIM enabled device can handle down to 34uA @ 3.3v average power consumption allowing ultra-low power battery operated devices in the network to further extend the network coverage.

RIIM has great coverage

How RIIM Tackles Lack of Bandwidth Issues

Existing LPWAN solutions today struggle with the vast amounts of data communication required by a modern smart city or industrial control application without breaking duty cycle limitations.

RIIM supports Adaptive Frequency Agility which allows for high-throughput networking by taking the allowed duty cycle in Europe from 1% to around 40%. For example, you can now go from sending 1 data packet to the gateway every 4 seconds to 40 data packets every 4 seconds!

This is a game-changer for applications that require higher throughput such as street lighting or smart irrigation!

On top of that, RIIM supports Mist computing to reduce bandwidth requirements and for fast responses to local events. In addition, this allows the user to only send the sensor data they find interesting up to the cloud instead of sending all raw sensor reading data.

How RIIM Tackles Efficient 2-Way Communication Issues

RIIM supports efficient and symmetrical 2-way communication allowing for Over-The-Air Updates which makes RIIM a future-proofed solution.

This means that the user can upgrade their highly intelligent RIIM enabled device in the field when the network is already deployed and fully operational.

The RIIM intelligence comes from Radiocrafts’ ICI framework. An ICI application is always running on the module to tailor the module’s behavior to the customer’s unique requirements. In its simplest form, the ICI application is just configuring the radio network, the modules hardware interfaces, and defines when to read and write to those interfaces.

With the ICI and Over-The-Air Updates combo, you can create new sensor/actuator interfaces, new signal processing algorithms, and updated security patches. You can also keep the underlying RF system firmware current using RIIM Over-the-Air updates.


Download Our RIIM Information Package

Want to learn more about how our market-leading long range low power mesh network, RIIM, can help get a competition advantage in your market? Download our RIIM Information Package below and get access to:

  • Application Notes
  • White papers
  • Datasheets
  • Articles
  • Videos
  • and more!

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