What is DASH7?
DASH7 is a long range, low power, low latency wireless communications standard for applications like wide area asset tracking, smart city sensing applications, or blockchain-based proof of location. DASH7 runs over wireless radio technologies from companies like Semtech, ST Micro, TI, and many others.
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Haystack pioneered the DASH7 IoT standard and today delivers the essential software and tools your company needs to build winning long range, low power wireless-enabled products.
DASH7 requires a tiny trickle of power to communicate between devices, allowing for battery life of 3-5 years or more even using a coin cell battery.
DASH7 components are inexpensive, with single chip silicon purchased in volume for $2-3 each and remaining components available for $1. DASH7 allows developers to save when deploying radios like LoRa in bypassing overpriced gateway silicon and utilizing LoRa endpoint silicon, saving over 80%.
Haystack’s DASH7 networking stack operates over multiple radio technologies, providing developers with a single, “future-proof” stack that can extend beyond today’s support for LoRa, ST Micro, TI, and other radios.
Haystack’s DASH7 provides a fully bi-directional networking stack supporting many features unavailable to one-way LPWAN stacks.
DASH7 enables real-time queries to the true edge of the network – the endpoint. Even in dense environments with thousands of endpoints, queries are usually returned in 1-2 seconds.
DASH7 enables “cloaking” of devices and enables them to remain “invisible” until an approved device initiates a communication, but also supports two-factor authentication and other security features that are unavailable in most low power IoT protocols.
Haystack delivers high-precision GNSS/GPS with 10 meter precision using assisted GPS data and DASH7 multicast capabilities, while also maintaining multi-year battery life
Using Haystack’s proprietary error correction technologies along with multiple sub-1GHz LPWAN radios, Haystack delivers impressive range (up to 10 miles in some cases) and indoor signal propagation.
DASH7 provides precise indoor location down to one meter precision, in combination with RSSI-based location engines, a unique capability among low power IoT protocols.
Haystack has been designing and deploying battery-powered, high-performance wireless IoT solutions for over a decade. Our capabilities include industry-leading hardware design, ultra-low-power firmware development, IT system integration, and cloud application development. We designed the powerful DASH7 IoT protocol and specialize in long-range wireless IoT, including LPWANs, as well as wireless location & localization applications.
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Haystack is driving next-generation wireless connectivity using long-range, low power radios and the DASH7 wireless connectivity standard. We enhance the technologies originally developed by us and through the DASH7 Alliance, allowing our customers to use DASH7 to realize the full potential of their IoT products.
As co-founders of the DASH7 Alliance, originators of OpenTag open source firmware for DASH7, and the driving force behind many DASH7 activities and projects around the world, we wanted to build a company whose sole focus would be to make it easier for developers to design and build DASH7 products.