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
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.
IoT Device Cloud
No other platform on the market even comes close to how seamlessly you can launch an enterprise-ready IoT product than Particle.
IoT Hardware from prototype to production
The newest generation of Particle Hardware with mesh-enabled networking.
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
Move to production with this Wi-Fi + Particle Mesh SoMFull specs coming soon
Move to production with this LTE + Particle Mesh SoMFull 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
Particle Mesh Resources
Explore stories and best practices for deploying Mesh-based IoT products
How to Build a Wireless Mesh Network
Learn the fundamentals and primary benefits of wireless mesh networking for IoT.
Particle Mesh 101: Device Roles in Your Network
Learn how devices take on different roles in a wireless mesh network in this introductory post.
Particle Mesh 102: Selecting a Role For Your Device
Learn the three types of roles a device can take in Particle Mesh: a gateway, a repeater, & endpoint
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
What is Thread®?
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?