Mesh Networking for IoT

Create local networks that collect data, share messages, and connect to the Internet with Particle Mesh.

Mesh dev kits shipping November 2018

Make your IoT Devices Even More Intelligent

Mesh networking extends your networking to sense more data and stay connected where it counts, designed specifically for IoT.

  • Local communication, anywhere

    Device to device networking brings connectivity to hard to reach places

  • Resilient networks

    Self-healing networks protect you from lost data and downtime

  • Extended device life

    Ultra low power consumption enables long-living battery-powered endpoints

Meet Particle’s end-to-end Mesh platform

Everything you need to create robust meshing solutions, from device to cloud.

  • Mesh-Ready Hardware

  • Mesh Connectivity

  • IoT Device Cloud

  • IoT Apps

No other platform on the market even comes close to how seamlessly you can launch an enterprise-ready IoT product than Particle.
Louis Trebaol
CEO of Tank Clarity

IoT Hardware from prototype to production

The newest generation of Particle Hardware with mesh-enabled networking.

Mesh-Ready Development kits

Argon

Wi-Fi device and Particle Mesh Gateway

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Boron

LTE device and Particle Mesh Gateway

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Xenon

Particle Mesh endpoint and network repeater

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All our next generation Mesh-Ready development kits:

  • Ship with Particle Device OS and Device Cloud support
  • Are breadboard-friendly for rapid prototyping
  • Particle Mesh-ready
MESH-READY SYSTEMS ON A MODULE (SoM)

A Series

Move to production with this Wi-Fi + Particle Mesh SoM

Full specs coming soon

B Series

Move to production with this LTE + Particle Mesh SoM

Full specs coming soon

All our next generation Mesh-Ready SoMs:

  • Ships with Particle Device OS and Device Cloud support
  • Solderless (System On a Module) SoM design optimized for mass production
  • Particle Mesh-ready

Particle Mesh gives every IoT device a local network

Particle Mesh development kits aren’t just connected to the Internet, they’re gateways to the Internet and create a local wireless mesh that other devices can join. These devices work together to ensure that messages get where they’re going, and power products that aren’t possible or economically feasible with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity.

Take Vandelay Mining Company, who outfits their mines with wireless sensors and alarms to detect the presence of dangerous carbon monoxide gases. These alarms live deep underground beyond the range of either cellular towers or Wi-Fi routers.

With Particle Mesh, those sensors and alarms are connected directly over local wireless networks that ensure that the presence of poisonous gas is relayed quickly and reliably to each device on the network.

Particle Mesh gives every IoT device a local network to understand and connect with the world around it, ensuring products have the information they need to sound the alarm when it matters most.

IoT is ready for an upgrade. Particle Mesh is here to help.

Manage your deployment with the Device Cloud suite

All Particle connectivity hardware integrates with a suite of tools to manage your IoT fleet of as part of Device Cloud.

  • Device Console — Remotely monitor and manage your devices at scale
  • IoT Rules Enginebeta — Drag-and-drop interface to build an IoT app
  • Particle Workbench — Develop and deploy code from anywhere
  • OTA Firmware Updates — Send wireless updates securely and reliably

Learn more about Particle's Device Cloud suite →

Built on open source standards and specifications

Particle Mesh is open source, reliable, and secure. If you’ve ever written digitalWrite() or heard of a REST API, you’ll feel right at home.

  • Adafruit Feather form factor

    Particle Mesh is compatible with Adafruit’s Feather form factor, providing access to 50+ FeatherWing hardware accessories.

  • Built on Thread

    Particle Mesh is built on Thread®, an open mesh networking standard released by the Thread Group.

  • Open Source Hardware

    Particle Mesh development kits (schematic and board layout) are fully open source.

  • Say "Hello, World" to Device OS

    Every device comes pre-installed with Device OS, Particle's open-source embedded operating system

Frequently Asked Questions

Product FAQs

  • What is Thread®?

    Thread® is an open mesh networking protocol released by the Thread Group. Particle Mesh uses OpenThread, an open source implementation of Thread® released by Nest, as the foundation of Particle Mesh, our mesh networking technology.

  • How many devices can each network support?

    Mesh networks are generally limited in size by RAM availability. The Nordic nRF52840 has a generous 256kb RAM and promises to support larger Thread® networks than were previously possible with other chipsets. However, until we’ve completed software development for the Argon, Boron, and Xenon, we won’t know for sure how many children each device can support. You can safely assume that each repeater and gateway will support at least 10-20 devices, making networks of 50+ devices possible.

  • Do I have to pay anything to use Particle Mesh hardware?

    Particle Mesh pricing builds on existing Wi-Fi and cellular Device Cloud pricing. Instead of pricing by device, Device Cloud for Particle Mesh will be priced by network. All Particle customers get 10 free micro networks using a Wi-Fi or Ethernet gateway. Alternatively, all customers get 3 free months of Device Cloud access for micro networks using a cellular gateway. A micro network is defined as a network with 10 total devices, and a single gatway. More pricing details to be released soon.

  • Is Particle Mesh hardware compatible with my existing Particle accessories?

    Particle’s third generation hardware features a new hardware footprint that is compatible with Adafruit’s Feather specification, so our new dev kits are not compatible with Particle Classic accessories. We’ve created the Particle Classic Accessory Adapter, which we’re making available for a low cost ($5) to enable compatibility between new Particle Mesh hardware and existing Particle hardware accessories (like the Relay Shield and Asset Tracker).

  • Why do the photos of the Argon feature an Espressif's ESP8285 SIP, but the tech specs say ESP32-S0WD?

    Ah, very observant of you. We made a last minute call (between product photos and launch) to upgrade the Espressif Wi-Fi coprocessor to the newest variant of their ESP32 product family, the ESP32-S0WD. The ESP32-S0WD is a single core variant of the very popular ESP32, and is better supported than the ESP8285 with a fully open source developer SDK. Even better, we managed to incorporate that upgrade without any impact to the retail price point. How great is that?

Preorder FAQs

  • When will I receive my Gen 3 hardware preorder?

    Gen 3 hardware preorders are expected to deliver October 2018.

  • How do referrals work?

    We’ve created an awesome referrals program to reward our customers for spreading the word. Upon completing checkout, you’ll find a unique referral link that you can share with friends to win awesome rewards. The more friends you refer, the more prizes you win! Have a problem or question about the referral program? Reach us at support.particle.io.

  • When will my credit card be charged?

    Your credit card will not be charged until we successfully ship your order in October 2018. Before we charge your card, we’ll send a follow-up email in the weeks before shipping to confirm the details of your credit card and delivery address.

  • Can I change the details of my order?

    Our goal is to make it easy to review, edit, cancel, and add to your existing order all the way until delivery. You’ll find tools for editing and adding to your order on the order confirmation page for your preorder. If you run into a problem or need helping modifying your order details, send us a note at support.particle.io.

Cellular FAQs

  • How much does cellular data cost?

    Every Boron comes with 3MB of data included as a part of its Device Cloud subscription. The first 3 months of Device Cloud are included for free with every new Boron (both LTE and 2G/3G) registered to your account. Pricing for cellular overages beyond 3MB are listed here.

  • Should I choose Boron LTE or Boron 2G/3G?

    If you live in the United States, we recommend the Boron LTE which features cutting edge LTE CAT-M1 cellular technology for IoT devices. If you live outside of the US, we recommend the Boron 2G/3G. We will add LTE support for international markets throughout 2018 and 2019 carriers complete commercial deployments for LTE M1 and NB1 around the world.

  • Why is LTE M1 only available in the US?

    Although many international carriers have deployed test networks for LTE M1/NB1 around the world, there are very few carriers who have completed deployments, are certifying devices, and supporting widespread commercial deployments on their network. As of today, Particle has partnered to provide initial LTE support in the US via AT&T, and will be adding additional carriers to our MVNO throughout 2018 and 2019.

  • What countries will the Boron work in?

    • Boron LTE — US
    • Boron 2G/3G — See list below:
      • Argentina, Australia, Austria
      • Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria
      • Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
      • Denmark, Dominican Republic
      • Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia
      • Finland, France
      • Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece
      • Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary
      • Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy
      • Japan, Jersey
      • Kenya, Republic of Korea
      • Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
      • Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Republic of Montenegro
      • Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway
      • Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
      • Qatar
      • Réunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda
      • Saudi Arabia, Republic of Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland
      • Taiwan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey
      • Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
      • Venezuela
      • Zambia

Enterprise FAQs

  • Will Particle Mesh hardware be available in mass production form factors like the E-Series?

    Yes! More details to come – Particle will release our plans for mass production form factors for Particle Mesh hardware before preorder delivery in October 2018.

  • What is happening to the Photon and Electron?

    Nothing! We will continue to sell Photon, P-Series (P0/P1), Electron, and E-Series SKUs indefinitely until further notice.