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Thingsquare Announces Software to Simplify the Internet of Things

September 20, 2012

STOCKHOLM, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Thingsquare, a pioneering provider of open-source software for the Internet of Things,
today announced Thingsquare Mist, a standards-based mesh networking platform. Thingsquare
Mist allows developers of smart lighting systems, smart cities, smart homes and smart
buildings to quickly add Internet connectivity to their devices.

A key feature of Thingsquare Mist is its ability to seamlessly connect Mist networks
with existing networks based on the Internet Protocol (IP), without need for manual

“The Internet of Things market is growing quickly due to new low-cost hardware and
manufacturing technology,” said Adam Dunkels, founder of Thingsquare and author of the
Contiki operating system. “The Internet of Things needs open standards and straightforward
software to move forward. Thingsquare Mist makes the Internet of Things dramatically
easier to develop and deploy.”

Thingsquare Mist uses open standards such as the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6),
IPv6 for low-power wireless networks (6lowpan), the Routing Protocol for Lossy networks
(RPL), and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Thingsquare Mist is open-source
software and runs the open-source Contiki operating system on the devices. Key innovations
in network protocols, over-the-air software update mechanisms, and network maintenance
tools, makes Thingsquare Mist systems easy to develop, deploy, and operate.

Thingsquare is working with several leading hardware manufacturers to bring
Thingsquare Mist to a wide range of hardware platforms. Thingsquare Mist is currently in
private beta with a set of selected customers and will be available by Q1 2013.

More information about Thingsquare Mist can be found at http://www.thingsquare.com

About Thingsquare

Thingsquare is the leading provider of open-source software for the Internet of
Things. Founded in 2012 with the aim to simplify the Internet of Things, Thingsquare
provides standards-based software to a wide range of customers developing applications for
smart lighting, smart cities and smart buildings. For more information, visit


        Roger Bergdahl, CEO Thingsquare

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