Your Partner for IoT and Industry 4.0 Applications

Cyberphysical systems are the basic elements for connecting machines and processes to internet-based IoT or industrial applications. Technologies for precise positioning, for self-organizing communication together with efficient energy management solutions are essential for the digital transformation.

Autarkic Tool Tracking

The combination of real-time position and state classification data enable digital assistance systems to support worker at specialised assembly stands.

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s-net® Sensor Network Technology for IoT Applications

s-net® offers communication protocols for wireless sensor networks, the Internet of things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). Self-organizing and hence flexible, the s-net® is ideal for digitized production. Applications for process monitoring (e.g., intelligent small load carriers) and intralogistics.

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MIOTY, a miniaturized IoT platform developed by Fraunhofer IIS, sets new standards in the field of wireless data transmission when it comes to cost efficiency, transmission range, transmission security. It relies on an asymmetrical transmission method that uses scores of simple sensor nodes and a complex receiver. The MIOTY technology can be licensed for IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.

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IOT-Bus – The Secure Communication Bus

The communication bus based on EIA/RS-485 and the IEEE 802.15.4 standard enables a secure and reliable data transmission of measured values and control commands and connectivity to the IoT. The IoT-Bus forms a cross-media communication protocol and unites the two worlds of WPAN and fieldbuses without complex protocol conversion.

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Positioning and Networks



  • - Precise and robust positioning
  • - Indoor and outdoor positioning
  • - Easy to install
  • - Anonymous tracking
  • - Sensor fusion technologies

Networks and Identification

  • - Robust wireless communication
  • - Low-Power Wide-Area Networks
  • - Self-organizing communication
  • - Energy-efficient sensor networks
  • - Context-aware intelligent objects
  • - CPS for process optimization

Energy Management

  • - Framework for individualised
      system design
  • - Secure control and monitoring
  • - Optimization of the energy flow
  • - Development of
      Energy Harvesting technologies
  • - Battery management at energy
      cell level

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L.I.N.K. Test and Application Center

Development and evaluation of positioning, identification and communication technologies for IoT and Industry 4.0.

Partner for the Digital Transformation

Positioning, networks and energy management
The research and development work of Fraunhofer IIS in Nürnberg

The Positioning and networks business unit develops wireless communication, positioning and identification technologies for connected digital applications in the markets for production, logistics, security, mobility and sport/fitness. The portfolio is rounded off by systems designed to supply energy efficiently and make energy management both secure and effective.  

With the Supply Chain Service Working Group, we come up with future technologies and applications for the Internet of Things, industry 4.0 and connected mobility. Solutions are based on communication, positioning and sensor technology using local application logic and process knowledge, either on mobile platforms or cyber-physical systems. These developments lead to greater efficiency in production and intralogistics process flows and allow for the gathering and analysis of production data.

Our portfolio extends all the way from studies, consulting services, technology licensing, research and development work to full prototype development and the accompanying market rollouts.

Fraunhofer IIS is a leading partner for local and global positioning technologies, including satellite positioning via GPS/Galileo, authenticated positioning via Galileo PRS (Public Regulated Services) and WLAN positioning compliant with data protection standards. As a result, its experts are ideally placed to develop and implement practical technologies for secure mobility indoors and out. Using a diverse range of positioning technologies, it is possible to employ application-specific tracking and tracing solutions for digitalized production processes.

Meanwhile, identification and network solutions – such as RFID, smart object technologies and wireless sensor networks – have the capacity to constantly monitor goods in a wholly transparent manner as they pass through production and process chains. Such technologies also find their application in sports, fitness and the smart city/smart home, where they help to transmit information efficiently. Secure and flexible energy management solutions for controlling energy consumption in buildings, energy harvesting solutions and smart battery monitoring increase systems’ runtime and efficiently govern demand-based power consumption in networked environments. Special security concepts ensure seamless communication and protected access to the data obtained from buildings or production operations.

Your contact persons

Günter Rohmer

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Dr.-Ing. Günter Rohmer

Coordinator Location Nuremberg and Head of Research Area Positioning and Networks

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nuremberg, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-9001

Angela Raguse

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Angela Raguse

Corporate Communications

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nürnberg, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-5105

Fax +49 911 58061-6398