NEW PRODUCT – Particle Mesh LTE Bundle – Full Starter Kit
Woohoo, it’s time for a Particle Mesh party! So why not cater for connectivity with the Particle Mesh LTE Bundle, a veritable smörgåsbord (yum!) to begin building mesh networking for your IoT project. Particle Mesh means you can create local networks that collect data, share messages, and connect to the Internet through a Particle gateway.
The bundle comes with three mesh-ready boards: the Boron LTE, a Particle Mesh board with built in LTE cellular modem, and two Xenons, the end points or network repeaters, so you can start to experiment with a multi-device Particle Mesh network. The Boron LTE is a powerful LTE CAT-M1/NB1 enabled development kit that can act as either a standalone cellular endpoint or LTE enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks
Please Note: Particle’s MVNO will provide support for LTE M1 connectivity in the US upon initial release. See the cellular FAQ for details.
You might be looking at these dev boards and thinking “Hey wow you know they kinda look like Feathers!” Well you’ve won a fabulous prize because they are in fact Feather compatible! Yes, the brilliant engineers at Particle checked out our Feather spec, and made something that is pin compatible so you can use our massive collection of FeatherWings to add more capabilities. (Please note that there may not be Particle Mesh libraries for all the hardware we make, if you’re not sure, check with them to see if there’s a driver available for their IDE)
And, last but certainly not least, the bundle includes the Particle Debugger which gives you the power of professional debugging at a fraction of the cost. Using this accessory, you’ll be able to program Particle mesh-ready hardware over common interfaces like JTAG and SWD, using open source tools like GDB. Not only do you get the classic 2×5 cable but also socket headers for power, data, and even a bonus UART connection, very handy!
All Particle Hardware is designed from the ground up to work with the Device Cloud; a powerful set of tools and infrastructure to build, connect, and manage your IoT fleet. Prototyping is free and Particle customers receive 10 free cloud micro networks which means one gateway (like the Argon) and up to 10 additional devices (like Xenons). Please refer to their pricing documentation for more information.