SOURCE: Synapse Wireless, Inc.

June 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Synapse SNAP Pro Wireless Mesh Network Software Now Available for Embedded Designs

Synapse Makes SNAP Pro Available to OEMs Who Have Already Invested in Their Own Hardware Designs

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Synapse® today announced the availability of its proven, wireless mesh network technology -- Synapse SNAP® Pro -- for companies that are designing embedded products needing fast, reliable machine communication.

For less than 90 cents per node, the power of SNAP Pro can be ported to the platforms chosen by companies who have already invested in their processor and radio designs. They can now affordably complete their products with SNAP Pro and avoid the cost, risk and length of time for protocol development.

SNAP Pro mesh networks are self-forming, which means that the network establishes itself. Every time a new node is powered up, it is automatically integrated into the network. These networks are also self-healing -- if a node fails for any reason, other nodes automatically route signals around the failed node. SNAP Pro also supports AES-128 encryption for applications requiring robust security.

SNAP Pro provides easy application development and application portability using an embedded Python-based virtual machine. Application scripts, called SNAPpy scripts, are written in a high-level English-type language -- no embedded programming experience or knowledge of the network stack is required. Companies can get their products to market faster, cheaper and with confidence that their application will not affect the core network.

Written in optimized, portable, industry-standard ANSI C code, the SNAP Pro software stack has been designed from the ground up for portability.

This high-performance stack is designed to run efficiently on cost-effective 8-bit microprocessors. SNAP Pro has a very small memory footprint of only 30 KB, thereby leaving more space for user applications.

Availability and Pricing

Synapse SNAP Pro is available now for porting. Pricing is available by calling 1-877-982-7888.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse is a privately held, Huntsville, Alabama company dedicated to developing easy-to-use, intelligent, wireless control and monitoring mesh networks that are low-power, high-performance, self-forming, instant-on, and self-healing. The Synapse SNAP® Pro and Portal® Pro Product Lines enable energy savings, increased productivity, reduced maintenance costs, and amazing convenience to users without requiring embedded programming skills. Because this technology is wireless, it is easy and inexpensive to install and provides rapid return on investment to our customers. Synapse also provides custom design support for OEMs through its Solutions Now service. As a member of the ZigBee Alliance and with RF Engine™ modules having achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification, Synapse will also provide comprehensive design and implementation support for full ZigBee stack or customized wireless applications. Synapse's experienced software and hardware engineers help customers implement wireless network solutions quickly and reliably.

For more information visit our website: www.synapse-wireless.com.

All Synapse® products are patent pending.

Editors: downloadable images are available by visiting the associated links:

Synapse SNAP Pro Stack:

http://www.synapse-wireless.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=47&Itemid=44

Making a change in a SNAP Pro network node is simple:

http://www.synapse-wireless.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=48&Itemid=44

Contact Information

  • For more Information

    Bryan Floyd
    Synapse
    Vice president of marketing
    Email Contact
    1 256-852-7888 x106

    Susan Cain
    Cain Communications
    Email Contact
    1 503-538-2747

    Patrick Corcoran
    Cain Communications
    Email Contact
    1 360-314-4732