IPv6, Smart Mesh software stacks add cloud connectivity to IoT products

March 30, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Mindtree (Bangalore, India and Warren, NJ) has launched its comprehensive IPv6 Stack and Smart Mesh Suite for Bluetooth Smart to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and semiconductor companies to add seamless cloud connectivity to their IoT products.

The combination of IPv6 and Smart Mesh technology not only transmits data collected from remote sensor nodes to cloud analytics platforms, but also enables control of end devices over the Internet. IPv6 enables Internet access to millions of individual bluetooth smart devices, providing the essential IP infrastructure for applications such as smart homes, wearables, and connected medical devices. The Smart Mesh technology helps overcome range limitations in Bluetooth Smart, an important consideration for industrial and home automation.

The IPv6 Stack and Smart Mesh Suite are designed to support either Mindtree or 3rd-party Bluetooth Stacks v4.1 and beyond. These products are optimized for minimizing memory footprint and tested for interoperability. The IPv6 Stack is a complete and validated solution, including support for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 6LoBTLE specifications. The Smart Mesh Suite includes the Smart Mesh profile, which is compliant with the latest specifications from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Application level security is achieved through 128-bit AES-CCM and AES-CMAC encryption.