24th October 2016
Xsilon has been informed by both the European and US patent offices that its 2011 patent application for a “Communications system and bit-loading method used in a communications system” are to be granted. This patent is the core of Xsilon’s Hanadu technology. Patent applications in other territories around the globe are continuing.
The patent covers the underlying physical layer transmission techniques that give Xsilon’s Hanadu technology its robustness over domestic powerline connections. Powerline connectivity uses the existing mains electrical wiring in a home as a data link between devices. Powerline complements radio solutions well, allowing the signal to reach those parts of the home where low power radios such as Thread and ZigBee struggle to connect.
Hanadu was developed specifically for internet of things connectivity in the home. As a brand new approach, it was not held back by any need to work with legacy solutions within a pre-existing technology family. Its greenfield approach is based on state of the art communications technology which have subsequently underpinned further developments in LTE cellular communications solutions. In a sense, Hanadu is “Powerline 4G”.
Hanadu is the only powerline solution actively under development within the communications technology industry. Xsilon has a pipeline of further patent filings which will be published in due course.
Hanadu delivers full interoperability with ZigBee and Thread radio solutions. It supports diverse in-home applications including intelligent lighting, home energy management, independent living, smart metering, demand response, home security, e-health and building automation.