Protocol Stacks

STACKFORCE's core business focuses on the development and implementation of protocol stacks for various IoT use cases. Our stacks support modern wireless communication technologies like the well-proven wireless M-Bus protocol and the Low Power Wide Area Network technologies mioty®, LoRaWAN® and Sigfox. Our goal ist to support the optimal connectivity of your IoT network!

Our stack solutions can be integrated directly to your products, as components to already existing or new to establish wireless networks. For an easy integration into and operation of your network, we also offer some matching software solutions and some hardware and tools.

Protocol Stack Architecture

Protocol Stack Architecture

Function of a Protocol Stack

A protocol stack enables devices such as sensors or meters to transmit data via radio. The software is called Protocol Stack because it is divided into layers for better delimitation and maintainability. Each layer has a special function, depending on the respective technology-specific protocol: e. g. the correct channel access according to regulations, the addressing of recipients, the formatting of user data etc.

The Protocol Stack is located invisible to the eye on a microcontroller inside the respective device. Via a wireless chip or a wireless interface integrated in the microcontroller, it enables the wireless transmission (e. g. using Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies) of the read-out device data to an IoT network. As a result, the data of a wide range of devices is available to the end user even over longer distances at usage-adapted intervals up to real-time.

standard Protocol Stacks

wM-Bus and OMS Logo

The wireless M-Bus Protocol Stack is compliant to the wireless M-Bus / OMS standard and additionally has professional support. It is optimized towards a compromise of small footprint, excellent modularity and scalability, combined with high functionality.

mioty Logo

The mioty® Protocol Stack is an extremly efficient and particularly robust and scalable solution for modern IoT connectivity. It implements the innovative technology of telegram splitting, setting new standards in the field of wireless data transmission.

LoRaWAN Logo

The Industrial LoRaWAN® Protocol Stack is a further development of the Open Source LoRaWAN® Stack. It is designed for high-performance industrial use in complex environments with high security requierements and at maximum performance.

Our Multi-Stacks offer the possibility to choose between several stacks and radio standards, such as mioty®, LoRaWAN®, wireless M-Bus, OMS, Sigfox and others. This flexible solution allows you to achieve maximum usability when you connect your product to the Internet of Things (IoT).

Single- or Multi-Stacks?

Our standard stacks are directly availabe protocol stacks - designed with one or more radio technologies for different platforms. We offer our standard stacks as Single-Stack, based on a single technology, or as Multi-Stack, where you can switch between a random number of radio standards. The following list provides an overview of the currently available standard stacks. Please contact us at any time to find out which platforms are available for the respective stack.

Standard Protocol Stacks Availability

License Packages

For every project, STACKFORCE provides the ideal solution. Whether you stand at the beginning of a new plan and want to figure out if our wireless solutions are what you are searching for without too pricy risks, or if you know exactly what you need and want to have the unlimited package without having to consider future reports and payments, or if you are just in between: Choose the license package that fits to your relevant situation. Please remark that not all license packages are available for every protocol stack.

Starter

Learn to know the possibilities and advantages of our wireless connectivity solutions.


Commercial:


Technical:

  • Protocol Stack: Object code
  • RF Driver: Object code
  • HAL6: Source code
  • Limited address range

Support & Maintenance:

  • No support included
  • 12 month of maintenance

Professional

Enhance your professional project with our protocol stacks!


Commercial:


Technical:

  • Protocol Stack: Object code
  • RF Driver: Object code
  • HAL6: Source code
  • Limited address range

Support & Maintenance:

  • 1PD of support within 12 months
  • eMail support only
  • Response time: < 5 business days
  • 12 months of maintenance

Enterprise 1,2

Limitless flexibility for your business: You only pay what you need!


Commercial:


Technical:

  • Protocol Stack: Object code
  • RF Driver: Object code
  • HAL6: Source code

Support & Maintenance:

  • 1PD support within 12 months
  • eMail support only
  • Response time: < 5 business days
  • 12 months of maintenance

Unlimited

No countings, no reports - Our package for unlimited wireless connectivity!


Commercial:


Technical:

  • Protocol Stack: Object code
  • RF Driver: Object code
  • HAL6: Source code

Support & Maintenance:

  • 2PD of support within 12 months
  • eMail & phone
  • Response time: < 2 business days
  • 12 months of maintenance

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1,2Enterprise License Package
Only available for customers from EU! 

Upgrade to Unlimited is possible until three months before warranty period ends by covering the difference of upfront fee to one-off fee. Royalties balanced until then are not refunded. 

3Pre-paid royalties
are limited (limitation of the address range) to the exact number of software copies ordered and a license fee for the whole number of copies has to be paid in advance to the delivery. To extend the number of copies purchased, a new order needs to be placed and paid.

4Post-paid royalties
are consisting of an upfront fee and a license fee for each copy of the software. The upfront fee is due in advance to the delivery, while the license fee requires an unsolicited quartlerly report about the number of units produced and equipped with the licensed software and has to be paid accordingly.

5One-off license
grants rights for unlimited copies by paying a one-time fee in advance to delivery of the software.

6Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)
is needed in order to operate a protocol stack in conjunction with a certain hardware. The HAL consists of the necessary drivers and driver abstractions for a certain platform. When licensing a software, typically exact one HAL will be included. It is possible to extend the use of the software to other hardware as well by adding another HAL, usually rated to be 20 % of the overall license fee.

Not yet convinced?

Read more about Standard Protocol Stacks in our News Section. If you need a special combination of technologies, or if your desired stack is not yet available for the desired platform, just get in touch with us. We develop your personal Custom Stack fitting to your requirements and ideas, so that the protocol stack fits perfectly with your IoT project. 

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