Published on Sept. 3, 2014, 8:03 a.m.

LSR introduces comprehensive Cloud Connectivity platform for IoT featuring new Wi-Fi module

Cedarburg, WI (September 3, 2014) -   LSR, a global leader in wireless product development solutions and services, announces the new TiWiConnect™ platform, the first true end-to-end “Internet of Things” (IoT) solution for connecting devices to a cloud server.  This cloud connectivity enables consumer and industrial products to feature smartphone apps and web interfaces for both end-users and service professionals. 

“For over 30 years, our customers have looked to LSR to help them implement wireless technologies that re-define the customer experience with their products,” said Bill Steinike, President of LSR.  “With TiWiConnect, they will have the most comprehensive, straight-forward IoT platform solution available to add cloud connectivity, empowering the user to interact with their product at virtually any time and from anywhere.”

TiWiConnect is the first platform that encompasses all the necessary hardware, software, and cloud services needed to create a connected product.  From the wireless module placed within the product, to processing and storage capabilities on a secure cloud server, to smartphone and web apps, all these elements were designed to work seamlessly together with minimal design time and effort.

“The TiWiConnect recipe is unlike any other IoT platform available today, because it encompasses the hardware module, the cloud capabilities, and app solutions that a connected product needs,” added Dave Burleton, VP of Marketing for LSR.  “And customers are excited to learn that it is all developed and supported by the LSR team, providing them with a single partner in their product development.”

LSR is also introducing the TiWi-C-W™ Wi-Fi module, which will feature a pre-loaded cloud agent for the TiWiConnect solution.  This IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN module features an on-board Cortex M3 application processor in one of the smallest footprints available on the market, only 10.5 x 10.5 mm.  For product applications that feature an existing microcontroller, the TiWi-C-W can also run in a hosted operation mode using the innovative TiWiConnect LIFT software protocol.  This software dramatically simplifies the development necessary to stream data to the cloud via Wi-Fi. 

“The new TiWi-C-W module represents the first of a series of modules that will be pre-loaded for the TiWiConnect platform,” said Dave Burleton.  “By offering a powerful module along with innovative software that simplifies the design process for our customers, we are helping our customers quickly address the challenges of designing their products for cloud connectivity.”

Live, personal demonstrations of the TiWiConnect platform are available by request.  Development kits featuring a simple out of the box demo with iPhone and web connectivity, will be commercially available later this fall, with initial units available earlier for select customers.  The TiWi-C-W module will be competitively priced at an MSRP of $11.49. 

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