Look for this wireless IoT network module to make your building automation platform more secure and robust

by Brianna Crandall — January 8, 2020 — SMK Electronics Europe, the EU division of SMK Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic components worldwide, is introducing as sole manufacturing partner the IP500-compliant CNX200M Radio Module enabling high-speed data transfer for critical building automation applications at this week’s CES 2020 technology show.

Successfully meeting VdS “Intrusion” requirements, the CNX200M was confirmed as a robust wireless Internet of Things (IoT) network module for security applications — and said to be the only radio frequency (RF) communications technology to be used in EU industrial and commercial building automation.

IP500 is a wireless mesh network standard endorsed by the IP500 Alliance that achieves low power consumption, high speed transfer, and high security with a new communication standard called LPWA (Low Power Wide Area), which is becoming popular with IoT business expansion.

Helmut Adamski, chairman of the IP500 Alliance, stated:

With the development of the CNX200M Radio Module, SMK and the IP500 Alliance team have produced what is perhaps the industry’s first fully secure wireless IoT communications platform for Personal Area Networks.

Based on true dual-band, fully scalable asynchronous meshing topology, the CNX200M effectively optimizes both platform security and performance. Fixed-installation field testing has subsequently confirmed these findings; with next steps to include attaining VdS approval for “Fire & Safety applications.”

Paul Evans, president of SMK Electronics Europe, added:

With Building Automation markets expected to more than double by 2025, the opportunity for innovative technologies, products and relationships is clear. SMK is pleased to partner with CoreNetiX in 2020, and with our other Alliance members, to provide the most robust, secure and cost-effective Commercial Automation Platforms possible.

The IP500 Alliance is an international initiative of manufacturers, users and operators to define, develop and provide a wireless, manufacturer-neutral, secure communication IoT platform for large commercial and enterprise building and process automation applications.

For more information about the CNX200M Radio Module (CNX200 here) , visit the CoreNetiX website, or visit the SMK Electronics Europe or SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. website. Japan-based SMK manufactures electronic controls, components and connectors to serve the consumer electronics, auto manufacturing and building automation markets.