Wi-Fi HaLow platform looks to redefine IoT connectivity

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Morse Micro, a Wi-Fi HaLow silicon vendor, in partnership with Edgecore Networks, a provider of network solutions, have announced a strategic partnership.

As part of that agreement the companies have unveiled a new Wi-Fi HaLow router - the Edgecore EAP112 – which has been designed to meet the rapidly growing demands of IoT applications.

Equipped with advanced Wi-Fi HaLow capabilities and supporting the Matter protocol, the Edgecore EAP112 is being positioned to connect thousands of IoT devices through a single device, marking a significant advancement in IoT connectivity solutions, according to Morse Micro.

Edgecore EAP112 integrates Morse Micro’s MM6108 Wi-Fi HaLow module and is able to provide enhanced coverage and longer range for Wi-Fi-enabled IoT products using Wi-Fi HaLow technology.

“Our collaboration with Edgecore represents a pivotal moment in Morse Micro’s journey to redefine wireless connectivity for the IoT with Wi-Fi HaLow technology," said Michael De Nil, co-founder and CEO at Morse. "The integration of our Wi-Fi HaLow module into Edgecore’s EAP112 access point/router platform exemplifies our commitment to expanding long-range connectivity options for the growing IoT ecosystem.”

Operating in the sub-GHz frequency band, the Wi-Fi HaLow 802.11ah standard was designed from the ground up for the IoT, offering a combination of extended range, power efficiency, long battery life for wireless devices, superior penetration of barriers, large network capacity, advanced security, and Wi-Fi compatibility.

The EAP112 is intended for a diverse range of IoT applications, featuring Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi HaLow, 4G LTE, BLE, Zigbee, and Thread.

Designed for resilience in various environments and applications, especially in challenging terrains or climates, it operates within a temperature range of -30°C to 50°C and is IP65-rated for water and dust resistance. The EAP112 also provides flexible mounting options, including wall, ceiling, and pole mount, to accommodate specific site needs.

The Edgecore EAP112 is designed to leverage the complementary strengths of Wi-Fi HaLow and Wi-Fi 6 technologies, providing improved range, coverage, speed and reliability.