Not Mesh unfortunately…
Simple Device Connectivity
Connectivity starts with Modules. Helium Modules are FCC-certified and are small enough to fit almost any form factor. Modules talk to Bridges, and any device in range of any Bridge can connect to the network. One Bridge can handle tens of thousands of devices and cover 50 square miles.
Ultralow Power Consumption
At the device level, the Helium Protocol and Firmware combine to produce devices that require very little power to transmit and receive data. Byte for byte, Helium-powered devices far outlast devices connecting over WiFi, ZigBee, Cellular, and even Bluetooth Low Energy.
A Complete Platform
The brains of the network live in the Helium Platform, at the edge of the Internet. The Platform - powered by Helium’s distributed routing infrastructure - handles all device traffic in and out of the network.
When your data passes through a Bridge and arrives at the edge, the Platform handles the processing and then exposes it to your APIs. You can also integrate functionality like storage, analytics, messaging, and payments via our Platform Data Partners.
Payloads are encrypted from the moment they leave the device all the way to processing at the edge. Helium also enables you to reflash devices over-the-air (OTA) if a vulnerability needs patching. And Helium can be run entirely on-premise, meaning your device traffic never has to touch the public Internet.
No Data Limits
Helium imposes no limits of any kind on your device data. Although Helium is optimized for small data, devices can send and receive objects of arbitrary size. And the Helium Network imposes no fair use policies on your traffic. Send as much data as your applications and users need. We’ll happily deliver every byte.
Made for Developers
Our modules, shields, and development kits make prototyping dead simple, and Helium supports most popular platforms like Arduino and BeagleBone.
Helium Fusion is a powerful device management and dataflow engine that makes it easy to connect devices to the Platform and get data flowing to your APIs.
Under the hood Helium embraces and extends several powerful standards. The Helium Protocol uses a modified-802.15.4 frame for transport, and existing ZigBee deployments can be retrofitted to run Helium.
And every device on the network has an IPv6 address. Our innovative use of trusted protocols enables every device on the network to have a true Internet presence without the complexity of a full TCP stack.
A Dataflow Engine to Connect Any Thing
Fusion is a dataflow engine that lets you layer logic and functionality onto your data sources. Fusion makes it easy to turn device data into complete applications. Use Fusion to assemble and shape data, then wire it directly to your internal APIs or integrate with one of our Platform Data Partners to add components like storage, analytics, messaging, and payments. Fusion also gives you a complete view of your device deployments. Manage your devices, their flows, and monitor total device traffic all in one interface.
Fusion also lets you take advantage of all types of communication that Helium powers. Device-to-device, device-to-Internet, and Internet-to-device traffic are all possible on Helium. A weather sensor in Idaho can talk directly to a crop sensor in Nebraska via Helium, and these relationships can be built, tested, and deployed entirely in Fusion.
Unite millions of devices with one flow.
Flows are pieces of logic that enable you to transform, bend, and route data. Flows are flexible and intuitive, and allow business analysts and firmware engineers alike to prototype and deploy new functionality. Flows are also shareable. Helium developers can take advantage of flows built by other community members and modify them according to their use case. And Fusion lets you do granular deployment with flows, meaning you can apply them to one, many, or all of your devices.
Helium in the Enterprise
In addition to public networks, Helium hardware and software is also available for customized, private deployments. From Modules to Routers to application specifics, our team and partners will work with you to design, deploy, and support sensors networks.
Every industry stands to reap the benefits of simple, ubiquitous device connectivity. Early enterprise adopters will be best positioned to capture large pieces of the coming $21.9T in global economic value-add projected across all verticals.
Data from any device on any Helium network can be routed and integrated with other devices, systems, and services.
Helium can be used to construct entirely private networks. Your device and sensor traffic never has to touch the public Internet.
Low Hardware Footprint
Bridges require minimal power, space, and maintenance. Routers are discrete pieces of hardware that live alongside existing infrastructure in any data center.
Helium comes packaged with response-time SLAs and 24/7 production support from expert engineers.
Public, Private, or Hybrid Deployments
Enterprises can deploy on our MANs, create dedicated networks, or take advantage of both.