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lesswire AG takes in-car connectivity to the next level. Presenting 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC combined module


Berlin, 01/2014. lesswire AG, a leading supplier of wireless connectivity solutions for OEMs, appliance manufacturers and system integrators, today presented a new generation of wireless modules for implementing applications with high requirements on the bandwidth available in vehicles and commercial environments. 

The embedded wireless module called WiBear 11ac, besides having the 5th generation WLAN standard, IEEE 802.11 ac, also features the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and 2.1 + EDR standards as well as Near-Field-Communication (NFC) in a single module.

“With the WiBear 11ac module we are offering our customers the next generation of the most-used wireless standards in the car as an easy to integrate module. In conjunction with our Connected Car Platform, we will thereby further extend our good position in the Connected & Networked Car sector,” says Dr. Ralph Meyfarth, CEO of lesswire AG.

lesswire enables HD video streaming in vehicles

The WiBear 11ac wireless module provides the necessary bandwidth for implementing video streaming applications in vehicles. The WLAN 802.11 ac standard allows data to be supplied to several displays with a resolution of up to 1080p. As a dual frequency module, the WiBear 11ac also makes it possible to use the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band simultaneously for communications. Video data can therefore be transmitted on the 5 GHz band without interference from other applications.

Fit for the future with Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC

With Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC, the module provides two other communication standards that are of importance in the car. In this way, for example, consumer devices, such as smartphones or pads, can connect more easily with the vehicle via Bluetooth LE. The module's NFC interface, combined with mobile devices, enables access to the vehicle and convenience functions such as making personalised presettings on the driver's seat.

Prepared for automotive and industrial markets

The WiBear 11ac wireless module features an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C. The module fulfils the demanding requirements made by the automotive industry with regard to development and approval. With a guaranteed availability of 6+ years, the module is also of interest to industrial integrators.  


The module will be presented to the public at the Embedded World trade fair, which takes place from 25 - 27 February 2014 in Nuremberg. Engineering samples will be available towards the end of the 2nd quarter of 2014.

About lesswire AG

As a leading provider of wireless system technology, lesswire offers OEMs, appliance manufacturers and system integrators components, systems and services for implementing M2M and connectivity solutions with ultimate performance. 

lesswire helps its customers to significantly reduce the cost and time taken to introduce their connectivity solution to the market. Besides the development and marketing of embedded wireless modules, routers and gateways, lesswire also offers its customers consultancy and development services. As a company in the PRETTL group, lesswire can also demonstrate the production of customer-specific systems.

Due to its outstanding competence in wireless technology, a strong commitment to innovation and consistent customer support, lesswire has been able to acquire leading suppliers in the automotive, industrial, M2M, health and medicine sectors as customers. lesswire is a Tier-1 and Tier-2 supplier of the automotive industry.

lesswire was founded in 1999 and has its headquarters in Berlin. With local offices for sales and support in Germany and Shanghai, China, plus a centre for automotive development in Erd, Hungary, the company is well positioned internationally. lesswire sells its products globally through a network of technically experienced distribution partners.

More information:

Kilian Frank, lesswire AG
Tel. +49 (0) 30-6392-8291

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Daniel Stuckert, PRETTL group
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