Provides drop in, certified 802.11 b/g connectivity for existing
802.15.4 systems

LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roving Networks, a leading provider of wireless solutions announced the
RN-XVee, its new ultra-low power, through hole 802.11 b/g module that is
drop in compatible with existing 802.15.4 modules. The RN-XVee is
designed for customers looking to migrate their existing systems to
standard Wi-Fi based Internet protocol (IP) without modifying hardware.

“The RN-XVee is based on standard Wi-Fi, thus eliminating the need for
proprietary network stacks and specialized gateway hardware”

The RN-XVee has a TTL UART pin-out that is compatible with common
802.15.4 footprints. The module provides ultra-low power and full speed
802.11 b/g rates. The RN-XVee is perfect for both legacy and existing
designs such as sensor networks, utility meters, remote control, and M2M

“The RN-XVee is based on standard Wi-Fi, thus eliminating the need for
proprietary network stacks and specialized gateway hardware,” explained
Mike Conrad, Founder and CEO of Roving Networks. “This simplifies the
application network architecture, reducing development time and cost
while providing internet access to every node.”

Like Roving’s other wireless products, the RN-XVee offers industry
leading ultra-low power consumption characteristics (4µA sleep, 40mA RX
and 180mA TX at 10dBm). It is built upon Roving’s RN-171 module which
includes a complete onboard TCP/IP stack so no external microprocessor
or drivers are required. The RN-XVee offers built-in network services
including IPv4 addressing with full WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, HTTP, FTP,
UDP, TCP, DNS, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, and Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS).

The XVee is competitively priced at $34.95 for a single unit. General
release throughout Roving Networks’ extensive worldwide distribution
network begins end of June, 2011.

For more information contact Roving Networks at [email protected]
or visit our website.

About Roving Networks

Founded in 2000 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Roving
Networks has established itself as a leader in embedded wireless
products. We specialize in development and production of ultra-low power
modules built upon standard wireless interfaces. Our comprehensive line
of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi products are used by thousands of customers
worldwide in a myriad of applications including printers, barcode
scanners, sensors, asset tracking systems, fleet management and medical
devices. Our development team includes world-leading experts with
decades of experience in wireless technologies and embedded systems.
Roving Networks’ solutions removes the risk and simplifies the design,
test, manufacture, and certification of your application. Roving
Networks’ commitment to our customer’s success is matched only by our
advanced wireless technology and innovative solutions.

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