Mesh Networking for IoT

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

Available now for prototyping

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Make your IoT Devices Even More Intelligent

Extend your networking to sense more data and stay connected where it counts

  • Local communication

    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 Mesh platform

Everything you need to prototype robust meshing solutions, from device to cloud

  • Mesh-Ready Hardware

  • Mesh Connectivity

  • IoT Device Cloud

  • IoT Apps

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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Built on open source standards and specifications

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 OpenThread

    Particle Mesh is built on OpenThread, an open mesh networking standard released by Nest.

  • 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

Start Prototyping Your Idea Now

Hardware

Get started with Particle’s hardware development kits for rapid prototyping.

starting at

$15

per device

Device Cloud

A powerful set of tools to build, connect, and manage your IoT fleet.



Available now for prototyping
10 total devices and up to 1 Wi-fi or cellular gateway

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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 now only available for prototyping, which means all Particle customers get 10 free networks using a Wi-Fi or Cellular gateway. Alternatively, all customers get 3 free months of cellular data access using a cellular gateway.

  • 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?

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