Wittra Introduces ‘Software Define Hardware’

April 7, 2022
Software Define Hardware

Software Define Hardware: Simplified deployment, faster time to market, reduced hardware requirements, flexibility, sustainability and enhanced ROI are just a few of the benefits gained when choosing Wittra Networks as your IoT solutions partner.

The approach of defining functionality through software is not a new concept and has continued to be fuelled by the rapid evolution within digital electronics. We have all heard of SDN’s (Software Defined Networks) and SDR’s (Software Defined Radios) however the term SDH (Software Defined Hardware) is less commonly heard or understood.

Wittra is among an elite few IoT solutions providers to adopt the use of SDR’s within their hardware, typically this approach has been regarded as too expensive and overly complex; a view Wittra does not share. We live in a complex environment, constantly changing and evolving and Wittra’s principle is to design agile solutions that give the flexibility to adapt to these perpetual changes whilst maintaining the leading principles of longevity and sustainability. Envisaging future customer needs has been Wittra’s guiding belief and the foundations underpinning their ‘Software Defined Hardware’ device concept C{x}ameleon.        

Functioning networks typically require a number of key elements such as a gateway, sensing/positioning tag, and in the case of a mesh network, a router. A typical Wittra network could contain 4 different functional requirements, however through the use Wittra’s ‘Software Defined Hardware’ approach only two hardware SKU’s (the Gateway and the C{x}ameleon) are needed for a complete installation.

The Wittra C{x}ameleon extends hardware life, optimizes inventory costs and reduces waste. The Wittra C{x}ameleon methodology is revolutionising IoT, driving sustainability and network flexibility for customers and vastly reducing the amount of inventory needed in any IoT installation, thereby enhancing ROI and Time to Market.

The Wittra C{x}ameleon includes several integrated sensors, location functions and a ‘Software Defined Radio’, delivering both sensor and positioning data to the cloud. The Wittra C{x}ameleon is produced and shipped as a “blank” Wittra device, with no specific “personality” included. The device personality is allocated prior to, or at the time of deployment, and is downloaded from the Wittra Gateway via a secure, short range wireless link.

The Wittra C{x}ameleon device can take the identity of a TrakSense360, Mesh Router or Positioning Beacon through the use of its embedded Software Defined Radio from Texas Instruments. Additionally, the personality of the C{x}ameleon can be changed at any time even once deployed in the field. For reduced deployment cost, enhanced ROI, flexibility and sustainability Wittra is the perfect partner.

About Wittra
Wittra Sweden AB develops innovative technologies and solutions within IoT - Internet of Things. Since the start in 2012, Wittra has been able to secure a substantial portfolio of intellectual property and rights linked to its innovations. The unique pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-secure solutions allow users to collect, communicate and control their assets even in the toughest of environments. www.wittra.io

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Frida Nordeman
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