What the heck is MeshTek™? ilumi has a "secret sauce" for the wireless connectivity which is what makes ilumi truly unique from all other smart lighting and smart home products. This "secret" is our patented Bluetooth® wireless meshing technology, that we've dubbed "MeshTek".
We have created this wireless Bluetooth mesh network, through which all of our Bluetooth LED Smartbulbs can communicate to each other. There are other mesh technologies that exist, but ilumi MeshTek is the only mesh network that has both broadcast and connection-based meshing.
What's the difference between broadcast and connection based meshing?
A broadcast mesh networking means that two bluetooth devices are calling out to each other, over the air, and hopefully receiving each other's messages. It's like using a megaphone to shout to a crowd of people. But the further away people are from the megaphone, the quieter the message gets, so they may not receive your entire message. It's great for sending small "data packets" of information to other Bluetooth devices within range - simple on/off commands or change colors on the ilumi LED Smartbulb.
A connection mesh network allows two Bluetooth devices to connect directly to each other, and at this point, the real fun can begin. Rather than shouting into a megaphone to a large crowd, you conference call groups of people, who then conference other groups of people - It's the game of Telephone but with Bluetooth! The major benefit of a connection-based mesh network is your Bluetooth devices can connect directly to transfer larger amounts of data - firmware updates, entire schedules, etc.
We're now licensing out this technology so other manufacturer's can create their own "smart" devices, just like the ilumi LED Smartbulb. These can be products like smoke alarms, thermostats, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, televisions, electric fences, sprinkler systems, dog collars, baby monitors, etc. The list is literally endless.
We've spent years developing this technology, and we hope to help other companies save time and get their smart technology to market much sooner. We've even created a development kit that will allow other product manufacturers to quickly create integrate their iOS and Android app with the mesh technology.
For more information, visit www.ilumisolutions.com.
The full press release is here and if you're interested in learning more about what makes ilumi so smart, check it out: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ilumis-meshtek-modules-lighting-controllers-212600727.html