Smart Home connectivity via a base station

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LoPAN offers robust communication for sensor integration in buildings via a single base station.

LoPAN wireless technology integrates and connects any number of sensors via just one base station


We are all now familiar with the concept of the smart home, in which blinds, heating and windows can be controlled and adjusted at any time via smartphone. To transmit sensor data reliably, most systems require several permanently installed base stations.

But our LoPAN (long-range personal area network) technology allows sensors and actuators located anywhere from the basement to the attic to be connected and controlled via a single base station. The system is scalable and also designed for mobile applications. In this way, LoPAN eliminates all previous compromises for smart home applications.

LoPAN was developed as a robust wireless technology, optimized for long-range use in smart home and smart building applications. The centerpiece of both technology applications is a telegram splitting method standardized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). It splits the sensor message into packets and staggers their transmission via multiple frequency bands. This guarantees a high degree of reliability and thus minimizes interference for data transmission.

LoPAN is a lighthouse project carried out at the High-Performance Center Electronic Systems (LZE). The LZE project is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.