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Wired & Wireless, Short Range & Long Range Solutions

At Softeq, a squad of full-stack IoT development specialists have a solid grasp of network standards — communication protocols, network topologies, and data exchange rules. Relying on top-grade experience of our BLE app developers and other connectivity professionals, we'll help your company pick up the best implementation option — wireless or wired — to create a robust connected objects system that smoothly channels messages across the unified M2M/IoT path. Having defined an optimal operation mode, our engineering team will create smart devices and applications centered on one or several of these wired and wireless connectivity technologies, and network types:


  • BLE

    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

    BLE development for short-range low-power direct connectivity to personal wearables that capture data from a variety of sensors and send signals to actuators — heart rate, temperature, body movements, and more — or to interface with a network of iBeaconsTM and BLE-enabled devices across venues and business premises.


  • Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Classic (BT)

    Bluetooth development for short-range point-to-point communication — hands-free interaction with accessories, audio streaming, quick device-to-device data exchange within a Personal Area Network (PAN) — and in-home connectivity with battery-powered electronics allowing for relatively high data throughput capabilities.
     


  • Zigbee

    Zigbee

    Zigbee for connecting small smart objects and sensors in more complex network topologies that enable multiway low-power low-throughput signal transfers. Zigbee-enabled networks as well as similar Z-Wave, and Thread (6LoWPAN) implementations can involve loads of nodes able to operate in resource-constrained conditions — ideal for smart energy, lighting systems, distributed in-home connectivity, and comparable solutions.


  • Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi & Ethernet LANs

    Wireless Wi-Fi (including Wi-Fi Direct) connectivity and performant wired Ethernet LANs for high speed high throughput video and other data exchange underlying the interaction of smart devices equipped with robust battery power and workplace electronics — best-suited for productivity-focused business use cases and data-intensive solutions for the demanding consumer app space.
     


  • Cellular

    LPWAN & Cellular

    Low-power wide area networks both over unlicensed (LoRaWANTM SIGFOX) and licensed cellular spectrum (LTE-MTC, NB-IoT) for large-scale M2M deployments with low throughput demands and a focus on high durability of sensor devices — scenarios fit for smart city, logistics, environmental monitoring and more. When the stress is on performance, speed and broadband, traditional cellular connectivity (2G, 3G, 4G) will prevail to deliver high-quality voice and data to more powerful personal devices.


  • Combined Network Solution

    Combined Network Solution

    A mix of wireless and wired connections will come into play to solve more complex IoT problems. To combine global service coverage as well as performance and traffic volume at some nodes of a connected solution, LPWANs will be routed through edge devices into enterprise networks, traditional telecommunications networks or other WANs, and then can be further tied with personal and local area infrastructure relying on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (5.0+) Smart or BT Classic for interaction within them.

Ethernet, RF, Wireless Connectivity Baked in Multi-level Solutions

Connectivity comes as a pivotal characteristic at all stages of Internet-of-Things project execution, including device design, integration services, and end-user apps for the connected devices. Softeq covers each step of the process and builds solutions across these layers:

  • Bluetooth PCB design, hardware developer skills
    We provide comprehensive PCB design services, integrating Bluetooth, BLE or other wireless connectivity modules and SoCs to help you envision and create a custom electronic prototype of your product, all set for further mass production.
  • Developing Bluetooth, BLE and other connected apps for iOS, Android, Wearables
    We create iOS, Android and Windows apps, and applications for wearable devices to enable Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi proximity interaction with other connected devices or get sensor signals from smart objects, and visualize them on mobile devices and wearable gadgets.
  • Embedded connectivity and Bluetooth firmware development services
    Our embedded software engineers build low-level computational part and device drivers for custom electronics. We'll develop firmware for processing high-speed sensor and wireless signals, and optimize it for low energy consumption and small memory footprint.
  • Back-ends and API Development for connected solutions
    With strong web development and data engineering experience on board, we are fit to take on the development of back-end applications and API layers that will serve as an intermediary for communication of all your connected devices.

We Design Bluetooth, BLE, Wi-Fi-enabled Devices of All Sorts


Personal Devices

Relying on battery-friendly options such as Bluetooth Smart (single and dual mode), BT Classic and high throughput Wi-Fi, the Softeq developers create proximity communication scenarios for direct-to-device connectivity within the range of a personal area network — with connected accessories and gadgets (watches, cameras, etc.), smart fashion items, activity trackers and personal wellness devices.


Connected Home

We design optimal interaction methods for home control and automation, enabling both machine-type communication and two-way machine-to-people interaction. We develop solutions that create a connected ecosystem of home appliances, metering devices, security cameras, and home entertainment systems within LANs and WLANs, and can be then painlessly routed via Internet gateways into smart grids and WANs.


Enterprise, Industry, Welfare

For massive sensor-based IoT deployments empowering industrial control and monitoring activities, for enterprise connected systems focusing on interoperability, big data and operational efficiency, and for remote medical monitoring and patient care striving for real-time critical data acquisition, Softeq will find the best-suited connectivity option and design a system architecture that enables mission-critical performance in a distributed environment.

Addressing the Hottest Issues on the Connected Device & App Development Agenda

Softeq puts use case requirements front and center. Based on the goals of your business and the context about how, where and by whom your product will be used, we’ll chart a plan that will bring about the most practical and reliable results in the long run, and then refine it into a highly performant connected solution. Here is what we thrash out when going about building an Internet of Everything system:


  • Complexity

    Complexity

    Guided by max. number of simultaneously connected devices, their types, underlying infrastructure to ensure interoperability and efficient operation (building on PubNub, ThingSpace, and similar IaaS, using fog and/or cloud computing, and more).


  • Cost

    Cost

    Choosing network infrastructure, balanced connectivity components, modules, and low-end devices (battery-powered or energy-harvesting) based on operational conditions to avoid prohibitive costs on network services and device maintenance or replacement in the future.


  • Distance

    Distance

    Heeding the length of a point-to-point communication path and coverage needs to decide on the best network structure, transport and messaging protocols (from PANs to WLANs to WANs; from BLE to WirelessHART, and more) that will provide the required level of performance.


  • Data

    Amount of Data

    Evaluating the amount of data that will be transferred through your IoT system and its flow to pick up the right protocol stack and get bandwidth, speed, latency characteristics for the required level of data throughput and Quality of Service performance.
     


  • Physical Environment

    Physical Environment & Obstacles

    Examining the physical environment where your solution will operate to ensure reliable data channeling, guarantee that the process of data routing, capturing and delivery is durable in a variety of contexts and signals meet no hurdles on their way.


  • Battery

    Battery Life & Its Lifespan

    Working out well-balanced operational and power modes fit for your IoT system use cases (on-demand connection for burst transmissions, always-on operation, power saving modes, etc.) to maximize battery life and its lifespan.
     
     
     


  • Security

    Security

    Designing for security to guarantee safe connections at each entry point to your connected solution and ensure secure data exchange (multifactor authentication, bonding, data encryption, device management, and other security aspects).


  • Immediacy

    Immediacy

    Harnessing the power of optimized standards, tools and procedures (AMPQ, CoAP, XMPP, LWM2M, WAMP, ZeroMQ, MQTT, publish-subscribe patterns, and more) for real-time communication and smooth data channeling in resource-constrained environments.

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