With the increasing demand for IoT (Internet of Things) devices and services, network protection, security, and privacy become even more relevant to end-users and manufactures. While existing technologies like IEEE 802.15.4 provide certain security measures, still some functionality and features are missing – at least in the IEEE standardization. A flexible and reliable KMP (key Management Protocol) is required for security configuration of IoT devices and networks.
The number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will significantly increase, which results in an increased demand for the use of IPv6 and the actual adoption of IPv6 for the device communication. IPv6 adds at least 20bytes to each IP datagram transmitted (compared to IPv4) by IoT devices carrying user data such as voice, control information, or sensor data. Small IoT devices and applications transfer small amounts of data, including voice data, for which a typical payload size equals just around 25 bytes per IPv6 datagram. Sensor data, control information, or status information is considered to be equally small.
Thus the ratio between payload (e.g. 20 byte) and IPv6 header size (40 byte) equals 1:2. This means for each 20 byte payload, the network carries 40 bytes of “address” information, the so called “overhead”.
This ratio becomes even worse if the higher layer protocols are taken into account as well: 20 byte payload vs. IPv6 + UDP plus RTP for voice data (60 byte) results in a ratio of 1:3.
How we work with our customers
Your product and time to market is the driver for our cooperation with you. acticom supports you and your team from day one after delivering the source code to your engineers.
Providing example applications, API manuals, and test cases allows for immediately starting the integration process.
Our team of software engineers closely works with your team to achieve fast integration and test with your platform. Dedicated contacts at acticom provide a quick turn-around time for reqeuests sent by your engineering team.
Our products are proven and tested. We are delivering protocol software since 2001 to our customers. Applications of our RoHC and RoHCv2 for EVDO, 3G, LTE, Satellite systems, and especially Test & Measurement systems have made acticom protocol stacks to a de-facto standard in the area of Header Compression.
Support does not end with successful integration – we provide ongoing support, updates and upgrades of the existing protocol stack software, and continue working with our customers to ensure the chosen protocol software keeps up-to-date with changing standards and requirements.
While the acticom 6LoWPAN compliant compression protocol stack software for IoT addresses IEEE 802.15.4 networks and IoT scenarios, the RoHC and RoHCv2 Robust Header Compression protocol stack software and IPHC IP header Compression protocol stack software addresses more generic networks, such as 3G, LTE, satellite communications, or even wired small bandwidth networks for voice data.