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Meshlium v4.0 vs Meshlium v3.5

This evolution of Meshlium includes an important upgrade of the hardware capabilities. The most important changes are:
  • Big step forward in performance, CPU performance 10 times better and RAM capacity 8 times bigger.
  • Cellular connection upgraded to 4G for a very fast Internet connection and data synchronization.
  • WiFi AP upgraded to WiFi b/g/n (up to 144 Mbps).
  • New models of radio module for the 868 MHz and 900 MHz bands.
  • Up to two RF (XBee) modules can be installed in the device, working with the 4G radio at the same time (2.4GHz and 868/900 MHz).
  • GPS/GLONASS capabilities for a faster global location*.
  • New improved design.
  • Operating system updated including new versions of programs and system.
  • New Meshlium is Microsoft Azure Certified (More info: https://azure.microsoft.com/es-es/marketplace/programs/certified/).
(*) only for US models; EU, BR or AU models do not have a GPS receiver

Capabilities comparison

Previous Meshlium version
New Meshlium
CPU cores
1
4
CPU architecture
32 bits
64 bits
CPU frequency
500 MHz
1 GHz
RAM
256 MB DDR
2 GB DDR3
Storing
Compact Flash 8 GB
SSD disk 16 GB
Linux Kernel
2.6
3.16
Simultaneous cloud services
2-4
15-20
Boot time
~2 minutes
Less than 1 minute
WiFi
a/b/g (up to 54 Mbps)
a/b/g/n (up to 144 Mbps)
Cellular
Up to 7.2 Mbps downlink (SIM5218)
Up to 384 kbps downlink (SIM5215)
Up to 42 Mbps downlink
Antenna connectors
4
6
RF module sockets
1
2
Geolocation
GPS
GPS + GLONASS*
Root access
Yes
No
Power consumption
~ 10 W
~ 15 W (depending on num. of radios)
Enclosure (mm)
210 x 190 x 55
255 x 225 x 80
Certifications
CE / FCC / IC
CE (Europe) / FCC (US) / IC (Canada) / ANATEL (Brazil) / RCM (Australia) / PTCRB (US) / AT&T (US)

Compatibility with Waspmote and Plug & Sense! nodes

Old hardware
Compatible
Notes
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) 802.15.4
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) ZigBee
NO
Old ZigBee modules are EoL
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) DigiMesh
NO
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) 900
NO
Old 900 MHz modules are EoL. Substituted by the new 900HP radios.
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) 868
NO
Old 868 MHz modules are EoL. Substituted by the new 868 radios.
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) WiFi
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.2) 3G
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.5) 802.15.4
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.5) 900
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.5) 868
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.5) WiFi
YES
Plug & Sense! (Waspmote v1.5) 4G
YES
NO
Meshlium does not support this RF module

Compatibility with current cloud software

Cloud software
Compatible
Notes
Amazon IoT
yes
Esri
yes
Only ArcGIS online
IBM Bluemix
yes
New name: IBM Cloud
IOT-Ticket
yes
Azure Event Hubs
yes
Azure Service Bus
no
Obsolete: use Event Hubs
MQTT
yes
Telefonica
yes
ThingWorx
yes
amplia
yes
Simfony
yes
Smart City Platform
yes
B-Scada
yes
DeviceLynk
no
Obsolete
devicify
yes
Eagle.io
yes
ElementBlue
yes
Extunda
yes
IoTSens
yes
Sentilo
yes
Sofia2
yes
Solwer
no
Obsolete
Thing+
yes
Compatibility with other software:
Software
Compatible
Notes
External DB synchronization of sensor data
yes
Some changes in the tables needed, can be done without losing data

XBee-PRO 868 vs XBee 868LP

The new XBee 868LP module supports some changes:
  • The new XBee 868LP operates between 863 and 870 MHz, making it deployable in several regions throughout the world including approved European countries and India by utilizing a software selectable channel masking feature.
  • The XBee 868LP is also the industry's first RF module using 868 MHz and surrounding frequencies for LBT + AFA (Listen Before Talk and Adaptive Frequency Agility). This virtually eliminates interference by listening to the radio environment before any transmission starts, and automatically shifting to a new channel when interference is detected. This patent-pending frequency scan occurs automatically and in a matter of microseconds so as not to impact performance.
Features comparison:
Feature
[Old] XBee-PRO 868
[New] XBee 868LP
Frequency band
868 MHz (1 channel)
863 to 870 MHz (32 channels)
RF data rate
24 kbps
10 kbps
Indoor/urban range
Up to 550 m
Up to 112 m
Outdoor/line-of-sight range
Up to 40 km
Up to 8.4 km
Transmit power
25 dBm
14 dBm
Receive sensitivity
-112 dBm
-106 dBm
Transmit current
500 mA
48 mA
Receive current
65 mA
27 mA
LBT + AFA
No
Yes

XBee-PRO 900 vs XBee-PRO 900HP

The new XBee 900HP modules support some changes:
  • The new XBee-PRO 900HP uses greater power transmission compared to the old version. Thus, the ranges achieved by these new modules are larger than before.
  • The XBee-PRO 900HP modules are certified for use in multiple countries: Brazil, Australia, US. Through the new channel selection it is possible to enable/disable the preferred frequency channels within the 902-928 MHz band.
  • The power consumption has been improved compared to the old modules. Better ranges have been achieved with almost the same TX power. On the other hand, RX power consumption has been reduced.
Features comparison:
Feature
[Old] XBee-PRO 900
[New] XBee-PRO 900HP
Frequency band
902-928 MHz (8 hopping patterns on 12 channels)
902 MHz to 928 MHz (64 channels)
RF data rate
156 kbps
10 kbps
Indoor/urban range
Up to 550 m
Up to 2000 ft (610 m)
Outdoor/line-of-sight range
Up to 1.8 miles (3 km)
Up to 9 miles (15.5 km)
Transmit power
17 dBm
24 dBm
Receive sensitivity
-100 dBm
-110 dBm
Transmit current
210 mA
215 mA
Receive current
80 mA
29 mA

3G (SIM5215) vs 4G (LE910)

The new 4G module supports some changes:
  • The new 4G counts with many different models, one specifically designed for each market:
    • LE910-EU (Europe / Brazil): CE, GCF, ANATEL.
    • LE910-NAG (US / Canada): FCC, IC, PTCRB, AT&T Approved.
    • LE910-AU V2 (Australia): RCM, Telstra Approved.
  • The GPS module also makes possible perform geolocation services using NMEA sentences offering information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and speed what makes it perfect to perform tracking applications.
  • The new 4G module offers the maximum performance of the 4G network as it uses two different antennas (normal + diversity) for RX (MIMO DL 2x2) choosing the best received signal at any time and getting a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps.
Features comparison:
Features
[Old] 3G (SIM5215)
[New] 4G (LE910)
Protocols
3G / GPRS / GSM
4G / 3G / GPRS / GSM / WCDMA / HSPA+ / LTE
Certifications
CE, GCF, FCC, IC, PTCRB
CE, GCF, ANATEL, FCC, IC, PTCRB, AT&T Compliant, KCC, RCM, NTT DoCoMo, KDDi
GPS
No
Yes*
Download max speed
384 kbps
100 Mbps
Upload max speed
384 kbps
50 Mbps
Antenna diversity
No
Yes
Cellular carriers
Any
(*) only for US models; EU, BR or AU models do not have a GPS receiver