PicoWAN is a LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network) that can connect Objects located kilometers away running for years out of a standard battery cell.
PicoWAN is a collaborative network based on PicoPlugs which come at a very low price. The cost of a PicoPlug is hundred times less than a rooftop base station. Instead of investing tens of million euros in infrastructure, PicoWAN will create a highly competitive LPWAN thanks to the shared network made of very low-cost PicoPlugs.
PicoPlugs come in the form of smart plugs connected to the internet via WiFi or Ethernet. End devices will automatically connect to the PicoPlug nearby offering the best communication link. PicoPlugs come at a very low price, they are very easy to install and require no maintenance.
The network infrastructure is built from ground up by the users’ community installing PicoPlugs inside buildings. PicoPlugs establish a wireless link between connected objects and the internet. They are very low power and can radiate far outside, up to kilometers. Every end user installing a PicoPlug will expand the network around his home and share it with other users.