Sense the freedom on the wings of WINGO

Wireless sensors running BACnet, powered by button sized battery for 20 years with range over 20km

Intelligent, low-cost, low-power, plug&play wireless BACnet sensors


WINGO is a code name for our low power, short-to-long range, wireless sub-1GHz products. We already have some WINGO plug-ins for DINGO, that enables DINGO BACKBONEs and DINGO Pass-throughs, to be connected in a WINGO network.
WINGO is based on cutting edge sub-1GHz technology from Texas Instruments, a leader company in that field. This technology-on-chip is a low power, long range technology. It can be driven on a button-sized battery for up to 20 years, but with range of over 20km (line of sight).
As WINGO sensors are equipped with an on-chip MCU, we give those software-intelligence. Here it is where we make them stand out, as we empower them with our BACnet/IoT Server . Thereby we transform this technology to a plug play at the application level. Where ever such a WINGO enabled device is turned on it becomes visible to other BACnet devices ready for communicating with them.
WINGO Sensors become native BACnet devices, that is a grate advantage (short to medium range only see below).
More about the base technology is here...
More about WINGO plug-in, in section 3 here...


WINGO Sensors is our upcoming product line of sensors and actuators using WINGO.

Just like DINGO, WINGO sensors are modular built. That is to say a WINGO plugin can be plugged into different sensors or actuators (for example, weather-station, water-level sensors, relay-modules, etc.) to enable those on a BACnet-network.

There are two basic alternatives of WINGO Sensors:

  • Short (to medium) range. Those can run our native BACnet server on 6LoWPAN as previously mentioned.
    NOTE! The range can be very long in a mesh-network of such sensors, where each sensor works as a repeater.
    Application area is for example: Industrial, Scientific, and Medical

  • Long range (20km or more). Those can not run native BACnet as the bandwidth is too narrow. To solve that DINGO BACKBONE can manage hundreds or even thousands of those via its Virtual APDU-to-APDU BACnet Gateway, described in last article here...
    Application area is for example: Automatic Meter Reading, Parking meters, Street Lighting and Agriculture.
    Range test video showing over 100km range is here...

Short range and long range sensors can be mixed in the same setup using DINGO BACKBONE as a gateway device.

WINGO Sensors are planned to be released in mid-2017.


The WINGO sensors and DINGO BACKBONE are a perfect duo. For a network of many WINGOs a backbone unit is needed in most cases. There are two alternatives for this, either a central unit somewhere on the Internet connecting to sensors via Ultra Narrow Band (UNB, example Sigfox) global network provider, or a local unit that interfaces all the sensors to the Internet, via a higher bandwidth link, like xDSL or a mobile 2G/3G/4G.

There are some limitations using the "central on Internet" solution with UNB:

  • Loss of control if UNB link get's disconnected (partly solvable using MQTT and similar).
  • Bandwidth limitations. Typically 12 bytes only in a message and no more than 140 messages a day. That in many cases is far from enough.
  • Sensors can not communicate on application level to each other locally.

"Central on Internet" via UNB solutions are however convenient in many cases of simpler installations where only sensor values are of interest. For exampel for wearables, weather-stations, etc.

A DINGO BACKBONE with a network of WINGO sensors, could for example trend-log values from many sensors, and have it prepared for upload to a central server. A DINGO BACKBONE running our implementation of BACnet/WS enables simple-to-complex requests to be sent from Internet to a individual WINGO sensor. The DINGO server could perform PDI regulation tasks that affect WINGO relays, motor controllers etc. dependent of temperatures, etc. from other WINGO sensors.

Remember also that DINGO can be connected to some local peripherals (buses) and PINGO devices. This enables the mixture where WINGOs can communicate with local connected Bus devices, f.ex. M-Bus connected electricity meters. All under the common denominator, that is to say the widely accepted standard, BACnet.

Bear in mind that WINGO can communicate over 20km powered only by a button sized battery. This in fact makes the boundary between WINGO and UNB providers fussy.

For more information about DINGO BACKBONE click here...
For more information about DINGO BACnet/IoT click here...
For more information on DINGO buses click here...
For more information on PINGO click here...