4/7/2015 – Wireless Design & Development – Wi-Fi Development Challenges – Software for Wi-Fi Enabled Devices

For design engineers creating new Wi-Fi edge devices—whether for home or for industry, knowledge of the latest Wi-Fi software configuration and software is essential. This is especially true if these devices are destined to be connected to the cloud.

You would need to be a certified genius to build and maintain a successful Wi-Fi solution from scratch that adhered to all the basic, advanced, and evolving standards requirements involved in an 802.11x product.

To start with, let’s assume that your hardware design is solid, the antenna design is good and will pass the various international certification bodies (FCC, CE, IC, TELEC and others).

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2/25/2015 – JB Systems – Software Productivity Boosts IoT Embedded Designs

Brent Ward, Global Marketing Director at Econais, believes productive software tools should enable developers to focus primarily on their specific application needs as opposed to all the protocols, standards, and so forth, which should be taken care of for them—unless they have a need to drill deep and make some custom modifications.

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Ward says Econais IoT software, WiSmart, is focused on improving software productivity in IoT primarily through addressing all the “under the cover” functionality that most developers aren’t interested in learning from scratch, certifying the modules so that they work out of the box and reduce time to market, reduce risk of not getting approvals, and leverage the hardware/software interface. He says, “The software, out of the box, supports various applications, connections to the cloud, messaging protocols, mesh networking, and the alphabet soup of discovery and connectivity. Supporting development that spans many platforms is a top priority when considering the variety of consumers that require their personal devices to connect to your device and to the IoT.”

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2/20/2015 – FortuneGreece.com – Internet of Things: Ευκαιρίες και Κίνδυνοι

Dimitris Leonardos, VP Product Management and one of the founders of the company Econais, which operates in the international market for embedded solutions Wi-Fi systems, noted that the IGT creates unique opportunities for technological innovation and the ever escalating towards this direction entrepreneurship. Market Research estimate that the number of “smart” devices will reach 50 billion. (8 / person) 2020. He continued by identifying the main problems arise: a) difficulties for developers, b) the complexity, uncertainty and unreliability for users, c) the abundance and diversity of standards, and then developed the approach, strategy and solutions (WiSmart) that Econais develops and offers its customers.

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2/10/2015 – EIndustry.de – M-Comp signs distribution agreement with Econais

M-Comp has signed a Nordic distribution agreement with Econais Inc, a provider of embedded ultra-low power miniature smart Wi-Fi software and module solutions for the IoT.

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2/1/2015 – Desktop Engineering – Top 5 Training Trends

Form follows function. This certainly holds true in design engineering, where a changing work environment is always upon you. New technology comes with advanced design tools, as well as new ways of communicating and collaborating. Along with it all comes the need to train engineers in new technologies and accompanying skills to meet the demands of increasingly complex products and their design. But where to start? To gage the training needs for design engineers in the year ahead, Desktop Engineering talked to experts in the field to gain insight into what training will be needed.

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1/28/2015 – Elektronik – High Technology in Greece

In recent days, the media have been dominated by doom reports from Greece. Therefore, it is more fun to talk to one of the many high-tech companies that actually exist in Greece.

I met earlier today Nikos Vokas, from IoT now eConais. eConais is headquartered iPallini, just outside Athens, but the development of technology has its base in the dynamic university city of Patras, in the northern part of Peleponessos.

Patras has a long tradition of electronics development and cooperation between universities and industry, says Nikos Vokas. This also applies to software development, especially in the embedded field.

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1/5/2015 – Embedded Computing Design – Connecting devices to the Internet of Things with Wi-Fi

Developers, vendors, and manufacturers are rushing to join the Internet of Everything, creating new types of products, systems, and devices to make our lives more efficient and comfortable. Many of these are based on Wi-Fi technology to link them together, as well as connecting them to wireless access points that in turn connect to the web and cloud-based intelligence.

As a result, many designers, instead of trying to handle the complexity of developing their own wireless systems for their Internet of Everything products, are instead choosing to use pre-certified fully integrated Wi-Fi connectivity solutions. Created specifically to help designers meet these new challenges, these embedded modules and software provide a cost-effective way for Internet of Everything product makers to get their products to market more quickly with less cost and less risk.

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12/18/2014 – EEWeb Electrical Engineering Community – WI-FI SOFTWARE MODULES AND DEVELOPMENT KITS

Econais Inc. the technology leader in smart Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, today announced large-scale availability of the newest EC19W01 WiSmart software, modules and development kits.

The newest EC19W01 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi modules offer lower power drain (12.33uA) and feature a fully integrated 32 bit MCU, Wi-Fi, cloud connectivity, flash memory and antenna certified for FCC, EC, IC, and RoHS/REACH.
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8/6/2014 – ABNewswire – ECONAIS LAUNCHES PROBME WISMART SECURE CONFIGURATION SOFTWARE

Econais ProbMe provides an easy, fast and secure way to add new devices to a network. With ProbMe, after the user unpacks and turns on their new device, the device “quietly listens” until the user activates it – no one else knows it is there. This helps prevent hackers from identifying and attacking new and un-configured devices. The user simply sends out a configuration code from their computer, tablet, laptop or smart phone. The devices are immediately connected and configured.
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5/1/2014 – CIOL – How to easily put M2M and IoT devices online using WiFi module

How next generation smart miniature Wi1Fi modules can accelerate the design and development of IoT and M2M devices
News | CIOL Bureau SAN JOSE, USA: Econais Inc., the technology leader in smart ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, has announced the Econais whitepaper page. “When should you specify an integrated WiFi module versus developing and building an in-house solution?” asks Alex Manos, CEO of Econais. “This white paper explains the advantages of using WiFi as the wireless connectivity medium, and shows how to add WiFi to your solutions – including technical considerations, as well as a step by step guide to connecting a device to the web.” (Read more…)
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4/2/2014 – Digital Journal – Econais Launches the World’s Smallest, Smartest and Most Integrated Wi-Fi Module

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2014. Econais Inc., the technology leader in smart ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, today announced the EC19W01, world’s smallest, smartest and most integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) module. The EC19W01 offers low power drain and features fully integrated MCU, Wi-Fi, cloud connectivity, flash and antenna that is fully certified FCC, EC, IC, and TELEC. Think WiSmart.
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2/19/2014 – Digi-Key – Embedded Wi-Fi Leader eConais Broadens Digi-Key’s Wireless Product Offering

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – February 19, 2014 — Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Econais, a technology leader in embedded, ultra-low power, miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things.
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1/9/2014 – ECN – 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi modules measure only 8x8mm

eConais has announced what the company claims to be the world’s smallest, most easily integrated, and lowest standby power single chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) modules for the Internet of Things.  (Read more…)



11/17/2013 – TOVIMA/FINANCE – Με αέρα από τη Σίλικον Βάλεϊ (With Air from the Silicon Valley)

Investments 2.7 million [euros] in three start-ups has made the Odyssey Venture Partners Fund 

Total sum of € 2.7 million has been invested in three promising start-ups from April 2013, when it was launched, the Odyssey Venture Partners Fund, which is under the management of Mr Spyros Trahanis and Thanasis Kalekas and headquartered in Athens and California, respectively.

The first companies that received funding from the Odyssey Venture Partners are innovative and interesting. The first is eConais, a high-tech company which is headquartered in Patras and California and produces Wi-Fi systems with low energy consumption, intended for the “Internet of Things”.
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11/17/2013 – TOVIMA/FINANCE – Με αέρα από τη Σίλικον Βάλεϊ (With Air from the Silicon Valley)

Investments 2.7 million [euros] in three start-ups has made the Odyssey Venture Partners Fund 

Total sum of € 2.7 million has been invested in three promising start-ups from April 2013, when it was launched, the Odyssey Venture Partners Fund, which is under the management of Mr Spyros Trahanis and Thanasis Kalekas and headquartered in Athens and California, respectively.

The first companies that received funding from the Odyssey Venture Partners are innovative and interesting. The first is eConais, a high-tech company which is headquartered in Patras and California and produces Wi-Fi systems with low energy consumption, intended for the “Internet of Things”.

(Read more…)


11/14/2013 – TechTarget – ‘Internet of Things’ data deluge to impact data centers, IT market

Internet-connected devices, cheaply available data collecting sensors and other technologies are rolling up into the wave of “Internet of Things” that is about to come crashing down on data centers.  (Read more…)


10/31/2013 – Embedded Wireless – Ultra Low power Wi-Fi Module maker gets funding – Internet of Things

eConais Inc. (www.econais.com), a technology leader in ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, has completed a Series A investment from the venture capital firm Odyssey Venture Partners to support next generation product offerings, grow the global sales force, and expand distribution networks.  (Read more…)


10/30/2013 – SBWire – ECONAIS Completes Series A Investment with Funding from Odyssey Venture Partners

eConais Inc. (http://www.econais.com), a technology leader in ultra low power miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things, has completed a Series A investment from the venture capital firm Odyssey Venture Partners to support next generation product offerings, grow the global sales force, and expand distribution networks.

eConais and Odyssey Venture Partners have announced the completion of Series A investment from Odyssey Venture Partners. eConais will use the investment capital to complete the release of Wi2Smart™, its second generation family of modules for Internet of Things (IoT).  (Read more…)

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10/23/2013 – MarketWatch – LogMeIn’s Xively and eConais Team to Help Manufacturers Rapidly Create Connected Products on the Internet of Things

Partnership Provides Product Designers and Businesses a Complete Solution for Wi-Fi-Enabling, Managing and Supporting IoT-Connected Devices

Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn LOGM -1.59% and creator of the first public cloud platform for the commercial Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a strategic partnership with eConais, a global leader in ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi modules and Systems in Packages (SiPs) for IoT Terminals. Together, the companies are providing product designers and businesses with a complete solution for Wi-Fi-enabling, managing and supporting IoT-connected devices at scale. (Read more…)
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9/2013 – Incisor – The state of the Ultra Low Power wireless market

It still seems strange to be including Wi-Fi in an ULP wireless feature, but, despite Wi-Fi’s propensity to suck power, various companies are now promoting ULP Wi-Fi solutions. One of these companies, Gainspan, which span out of Intel, is featured elsewhere in this issue. Small trailblazers such as Econais are also promoting ULP Wi-Fi, but any question marks over Wi-Fi’s long-term viability as an ULP solution might be addressed by the fact that some of the big-boys are looking at this market too. (Read more…)


8/5/2013 – Elettroshop.com – eConais distributed by Inware Ltd.

Inware distributes products for the Italian territory eConais. For over 10 years eConais is a leading manufacturer in the field of IoT (Internet of Things) modules with ultra low power embedded WiFi simple to use and implement. EConais solutions are ideal to connect equipment to WiFi access point and advanced applications of smartphones in the healthcare, smart energy, and monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential. With this major addition Inware has a complete range of embedded wireless solutions for low cost WiFi, adding to previous ISM band, Bluetooth and Zigbee.  (Read more …)


6/3/2013 – Bloomberg Businessweek – Econais S.A. Unveils New FCC/CE/IC Certified Wi-Fi(R) Module

eConais S.A. unveiled the WiSmart(TM) EC32L, most advanced Wi-Fi module bringing IEEE 802.11(b/g/n) low power standard wireless technology. The EC32L is an integrated module containing a STMicroelectronics(R) STM32 ARM Cortex(TM)-M3 processor, networking stack and services, and large memory size to support smart metering, monitoring, control, audio, video, and cloud-based applications.  (Read more…)

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4/24/2013 – EETimes – Econais rolls out Wi-Fi audio-streaming ref design

Based on the company’s WiSmart EC32L13 WiFi module, Econais now offers the WisAudio reference design for streaming raw uncompressed (WAV) and compressed (MP3, FLAC, AAC) audio over WiFi. In addition, DLNA 1.5 support makes it compatible with DLNA-capable smart phones, smart TVs, game consoles, and PCs.  (Read more…)


4/18/2013 – EDN – Econais rolls out WiFi audio-streaming reference design

Based on the company’s WiSmart EC32L13 WiFi module, Econais now offers the WisAudio reference design for streaming raw uncompressed (WAV) and compressed (MP3, FLAC, AAC) audio over WiFi. In addition, DLNA 1.5 support makes it compatible with DLNA-capable smart phones, smart TVs, game consoles, and PCs. (Read more…)


3/5/2013 – Wireless Sensor Networks – Tiny low-power Wi-Fi module enables Internet of Things

The WiSmart EC32Wxx from Econais is an ultra-low-power embedded Wi-Fi platform that can fit in any existing or new electronic device. The module is based on the STM32F1x microcontroller and, according to the company, uses the lowest-power-consumption Wi-Fi chip on the market. (Read more…)

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8/8/2012 – EETimes Europe – Wifi Audio Streaming (Whitepaper)

When talking about audio, we usually think about a speaker stereo system or a set of stereo headsets. In these cases, music is playing in a single room or close to the device hosting the music. Using the WiSmart platform from eConais and extending its capabilities with the necessary audio codec subsystem, it is possible to have WiFi Audio Link System called eC-WiSound. (Read more…)


5/24/2012 – EDN – Tiny low-power Wi-Fi module enables Internet of Things

The WiSmart EC32Wxx from Econais is an ultra-low-power embedded Wi-Fi platform that can fit in any existing or new electronic device. The module is based on the STM32F1x microcontroller and, according to the company, uses the lowest-power-consumption Wi-Fi chip on the market. The device runs a tiny TCP/IP stack, with WPA/WPA2 support, leaving 115K (EC32W10)/243K (EC32W11)/371K (EC32W12) Flash Memory available for any third-party application that can make use of the well-defined API exported by the module. More flash is available in bigger versions of the MCU. (Read more…)


12/23/2011 – mi-Cluster – Econais: Investment to fuel technology expansion for fast growing sector Internet of Things
Patras, Greece Nov. 3, 2011 — Today, eConais (www.econais.com) announced equity financing round completion led by company founders and Silicon Valley veteran and technology pioneer Mr. George Perlegos, to develop Wi-Fi systems for internet applications. eConais products provide Wi-Fi client, access point and Wi-Fi Direct™ solutions for applications requiring high priority on system cost, power consumption, ease of use, and fast wake-up times. Leveraging the integration of a low power embedded processor and world’s smallest TCP/IP stack into a single low footprint package, enables eConais modules to provide Wi-Fi standards connectivity in secure modes to devices and systems such as industrial equipment, medical electronic systems, POS equipment, smart grid and metering equipment, M2M communications and remote configuration applications. eConais Wi-Fi modules empower everyday objects to become internet ready and enables wireless “Internet of Things” ecosystems in a low cost manner. (Read more…)

11/3/2011 – EDN – ECONAIS Announces Financing

Investment to fuel technology expansion for fast growing sector Internet of Things
Today, eConais announced equity financing round completion led by company founders and Silicon Valley veteran and technology pioneer Mr. George Perlegos, to develop Wi-Fi systems for Internet applications.  (Read more…)