Networks and Identification

The technologies from the business field “Networks and Identification” build the basis for many Industry 4.0 and IoT applications. Solutions from smart objects to cyber-physical systems are part of the extensive technology and system offerings. For optimal networks and identification, we adapt our technologies individually and specifically to our customers' requirements.

Technologies and Solutions for robust and energy saving communication


MIOTY® - My Internet of Things

For large-area data transmission, we offer MIOTY®, a robust wireless IoT technology that sets new standards in terms of cost efficiency, transmission reliability with ranges of up to 15 kilometres and battery life. It is used, for example, to monitor large production plants and entire urban areas.


5G mMTC and NB-IOT

NB-IOT is a technology solution from mobile network providers, which
meets the requirements of LPWAN and continues under 5G for massive machine type communication (mMTC). This should enable a connection of up to 1 million devices per km2 and is typically used in sensor networks, networked machines, wearables or autonomous, networked robotics. With our extensive know-how, we help with the selection and optimized use of radio systems.


s-net® - Wireless networking technology

Our solutions for self-organized, bidirectional multi-hop communication with localization allow radio-based applications such as wireless asset management, local process control in production, people tracking, monitoring of logistics chains and Smart City applications.


Ultra Reliable Communication by Network Coded Cooperation

The young research area NCC has the potential to reduce communication requirements in the radio network, especially with multi-hop transmission, and to increase the robustness, whereby the individual radio nodes can get along with a lower transmission power or antenna diversity can be dispensed with. NCC is currently used in the URLLC technology UWIN.


RFID - Radio frequency identification

We evaluate RFID systems in special fields of application, e.g. metallic environments, and perform reliability tests using state-of-the-art measurement technology. We also develop complete RFID systems or subsystems.

Our competence


As a renowned partner for wireless communication, networking and identification, we offer you unique technologies and extensive know-how of various programming languages, operating systems and communication protocols. We accompany you from the individual needs analysis to the definition of goals up to the system in the application.

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Radio standards and protocol technology

Due to our continuous research on radio standards and protocol technologies, we have in-depth knowledge of characteristics, capacities and protocol procedures, both in theory and in application.

More on radio standards and protocol technologies

Mobile Communication

  • 5G mMTC and NB-IoT


  • NB-IoT
  • mioty
  • LORA
  • Sigfox


  • s-net
  • Bluetooth (Mesh)


  • UWIN
  • WLAN

Near Field Communication

  • Bluetooth (BLE)
  • DECT
  • RFID
  • IEEE 802.15.4

Pursuing network technologies

  • IP
  • MQTT
  • REST
  • IoT-Bus
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Protocol procedures

In addition to our knowledge of protocol technologies, we include in-depth knowledge of protocol procedures, which we have successfully implemented in simulations or real-time implementations, among our extensive competencies.

More on protocol procedures


  • Telegram-Splitting
  • Efficient channel coding
  • Selforganized channel assignment
  • Selective reading by RFID


  • TDMA for multi-hop networks
  • Network Coded Cooperation
  • Selforganization of channel assignment and coexistence of systems
  • packet filterung and aggregation


  • ARQ

Network Layer and Management

  • On Air Suscription
  • Participants-Management

Network transitions

  • Router and Gateways
  • Transition to IP-Networks
  • MQTT connectivity
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Implementation expertise

Due to our long-standing experience in the implementation of radio systems, we have extensive know-how for the implementation of your systems, whereby our knowledge of protocol technologies and procedures are efficiently combined and used.

More on implementation expertise


  • radio propagation
  • measuring of radio channel occupancy
  • performance measurement under different spatial conditions


  • HF technology and design
  • mixed-signal circuit
  • low power microcontroller circuit


  • HF signal processing
  • performance measurement of Network Coded Cooperation
  • simulation of the energy consumption for different use cases and applications  

Real time embedded Software Developement

  • HF signal processing
  • performanced protocol stack implementation on common microcontroller
  • driver and network transitions

Support on conformation reviews

Standardization bodies and protocol specification  

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Our Service


  • technology consulting on wireless communication
  • technology comparison and performance evaluation
  • analysis of application szenarios
  • test measurements


  • PoC
  • prototypes
  • simulation of transmission methods and network-solutions
  • protocol stack implementations
  • system concepts
  • integration in customer solutions


  • software protocol stack
  • software driver and radio module connectivity
  • hardware-design especially HF and embedded
  • gateway solutions
  • patents

Reference Projects




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