FarSite supports Weightless

14th March 2013

FarSite supports Weightless; a wireless protocol for the IoT (Internet of Things)

Weightless is a Machine to Machine (M2M) protocol for the wireless management of  IoT devices using unregulated whitespace frequencies (unused channels in the TV frequency spectrum).

Over the last 18 months the Weightless protocol, under the management of the Weightless SIG (Special Interest Group), has been transformed from an idea into a full specification. Version 1.0 of the specification is now close to completion. Weightless devices can have more than a 10 kilometre range and operate with very low power consumption and low cost. It has exceptional building penetration and with more than a hundred thousand devices manageable from a single base station it allows networked devices to be used in ways that were not formerly possible. For more details see www.weightless.org.

For over a year, FarSite, a core member of the Weightless SIG, has been an active contributor to the development of the specification to ensure it not only meets the requirements of the many thousands of types of devices that will use it but also that it ensures efficient use of the available whitespace bandwidth.

Contact Steve Scott to find out more about Weightless and how we can help your company utilise the Weightless network capabilities for your requirements.


FarSite Communications Ltd is involved in the development and production of a wide variety of data and voice communications product and services in the business sector. These products include Gateways, PCI and USB communications adapters and are supplied through a global network of distributors, resellers and local representatives, with products shipped to over 100 countries.

The company is based in Basingstoke in the UK with an office in Shenzhen, China and can boast export sales to a highly prestigious international client list. These include some of the world's leading names in the banking, government, aerospace, military 3G and retail communications sectors.

In April 2009, FarSite was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade category, one of the highest accolades a UK business can receive. In December 2012 FarSite won the Inspire12 Export achievement award.

Press information from: Steve Scott, FarSite Communications.

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