SOURCE: Synapse Wireless

Synapse Wireless

April 13, 2010 11:13 ET

2 Million SNAP Licenses Purchased by California Eastern Laboratories (CEL)

Synapse's Mesh Network Operating System Continues Explosive Growth

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - Synapse Wireless® Inc. today announced that California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) Inc. purchased two million SNAP® licenses. SNAP is Synapse's wireless mesh network operating system that runs on CEL's MeshConnect™ 802.15.4 family of products.

SNAP's sophistication, yet compact size, continues to provide more and more application developers with the ease and speed of product creation. There are currently over 900 registered SNAP developers.

CEL's MeshConnect devices are ideal for very low-power applications and are unique in the market with an embedded Voice CODEC: soon to be supported by SNAP. SNAP provides mesh routing with maximum battery life, easy connection to TCP/IP and delivers over-the-air programming. And SNAP's open source application code enables products to interoperate within an industry as well as across multiple disciplines.

Through this purchase, SNAP will help many more CEL MeshConnect customers reach the market faster and realize faster time to revenue. Synapse and CEL are currently working on support for other popular CEL devices.

"The purchase of two million SNAP licenses by CEL further evidences the rapid adoption of SNAP as the 802.15.4 network operating system standard," said Wade Patterson, Synapse founder, president and CEO. "We are pleased to expand our relationship with CEL, a globally recognized RF/Wireless leader. We've brought our award winning products together to support designers in the creation of the most advanced, intelligent mesh networks, and we look forward to working with CEL to address new market challenges."

"Synapse is an important partner, as we deliver market-leading range, voice processing, and low power requirements with our MeshConnect ICs and modules," said Rich Howell, CEL's director of business development. "We were the first company to embrace SNAP and the first to port SNAP to our MeshConnect products providing us with a significant market advantage. We made the purchase of two million licenses based on that success. SNAP on our MeshConnect products has provided our customers with a significant market advantage by enabling them to deploy autoforming 802.15.4 mesh networks faster and easier."

The Industry Recognizes Synapse and SNAP
In March 2010, the company announced its 2009 revenue doubled over 2008 due to major licensing agreements for its SNAP mesh network operating system. In addition to customer endorsements and revenue success, Synapse has received industry acknowledgement for its leadership in 802.15.4 networks. The SNAP network OS was named the 2009 Product of Year award from Synapse also received the Embedded Systems Conference 2009 Best New Company and Best of Show awards by and the 2009 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Emerging Company of the Year.

Synapse SNAP Network Operating System
Synapse's SNAP network operating system is an Internet-enabled, IEEE 802.15.4-based, instant-on, multi-hop, mesh network, software solution designed to cost-effectively run efficiently over a range of popular microprocessors and microcontrollers. SNAP has a very small memory footprint of only 45KB, thereby leaving more space for user applications. SNAP can support up to 16 million nodes in a single network. Since these are peer-to-peer, mesh networks, there is no single point of failure: any node can talk directly to any other node that is in range, and any node can talk indirectly to any other node via intermediate nodes -- SNAP networks are self-healing. Users can interactively develop applications using a high-level English-like language called Python. No embedded programming experience is required. Synapse currently has more than 900 registered SNAP users.

The Synapse SNAP evaluation download is available today. For more information:

CEL's comprehensive line of 802.15.4 / ZigBee MeshConnect family of products includes ICs, modules and software application packages. Designed for use in mesh, point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint systems, they provide a fully integrated, easy-to-use transceiver solution for IEEE 802.15.4 networks. CEL MeshConnect 802.15.4 / ZigBee modules and ICs are ideal for remote sensing, AMR/AMI, home and building automation and security applications.

The MeshConnect products with SNAP are available today. For more information,

About CEL
California Eastern Laboratories ( develops IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Radio Modules and Transceiver IC's and is a member of the ZigBee Alliance ( CEL has sales offices, independent representatives, and distributors throughout the world.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc. is located in Huntsville, Alabama and addresses the machine-to-machine (M2M) communication market. This market is projected to grow to $14 billion by 2013. Synapse provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system. Synapse's Portal™ and SNAP® Connect provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse Design Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit: 

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2010. All Synapse® products are patent pending.

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