connecting the
industrial internet
of things

massive scalability –
highest performance –
lowest cost-of-ownership

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) bring about unmeasurable possibilities for innovation and progression that businesses have never experienced. Connected assets, connected workers and connected manufacturing are emerging keywords reflecting digital transformation with proliferation of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) that link almost every critical element in industrial processes. Producing valuable real-time insights, these networks immensely contribute to improving asset management, resource utilization and operational efficiency, driving new business models and value creation. The very special nature of IoT and M2M communication in industrial context yet create critical connectivity barriers that traditional technologies fail to transcend

Riding global IoT wave, Fraunhofer – the world-leading research institute with solid expertise in telecommunications has developed MIOTY™ – a new LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Data Communication Standard. MIOTY™ empowers you to establish your own IoT sensor network with unprecedented Capacity, Quality-of-Service (QoS) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Specifically designed for massive Industrial and Commercial IoT deployments, MIOTY™ realizes your imperative need for digital transformation under critical conditions and delivers you what matter most.

Revolutionize your business now with MIOTY™ - the most scalable and ROI “friendly” network that can accommodate aggressive IoT expansion easily and cost effectively.


Fueling IoT with boundless sensor data aggregation

When installing an IoT network, two paralleling groups of concern arise. From technical perspective, the network has to live up to specific IoT demands in terms of data quality, extensive reach, power efficiency and integration. From business perspective, it needs to deliver scalability, cost-efficiency and a promising ROI prospect. While conventional approaches always come with different trade-offs between these requirements, MIOTY™ offers enterprises with a win-win solution – a massive IoT dedicated network providing disruptive hi-tech features and at the same time securing commercial benefits.

What is LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks)?

In the future, IoT will be dominantly powered by billions of tiny, battery-powered sensors embedded in larger machinery, infrastructures and systems. Low Power Wide Area Networks have emerged in response to the utter need for an inexpensive, yet effective communication that can support this new IoT engine. Optimized for low data throughput required in sensor connectivity, LPWAN enables impressive data transmission range with minimal power consumption and very low subscription cost per each end device.

MIOTY™ not only leverages distinctive qualities of LPWAN but also raises this technology to a new level with Best-in-Class Network Performance and Scalability. Our solution is positioned to be the next standards for wireless IoT connectivity.

LPWAN IoT Architecture

Configured from day one to be part of an integrated offering, MIOTY™ includes flexible interface with third-party cloud platform, realizing an ecosystem for end-to-end IoT solutions. Our ecosystem enables you to not only “listen” to your “things” on a massive scale but also interpret their messages and exert responsive actions.

MIOTY IoT nodes

Sense & transmit data


Receive data


Analyze data

End User interface

Visualize data

Winning Features

Unique Technology

Unmatched Scalability
Aggregate 1.5 million messages/day on full-range

Unmatched interference immunity in a crowded spectrum, deep indoor penetration & multi-layer security

High Range
15 km in flat terrain and 5 km in urban centers

Ultra-low Power Consuption
Afford up to 20-year battery lifetime

Exceptional Mobile Communication
Nodes operate at up to 80 km/h velocity

Unique Business Benefits

Industry Standard
Operate on broad range of commercially available hardware (transceiver & gateway)

Data Ownership
Keep the data in your private network & create new business models

Low device and infrastructure costs
No carrier fees

Worldwide Operation
Global license-free sub-GHz band (915 MHz – North America, 868 MHz – Europe)

Flexible Platform Interface
Seamless integration with third-party cloud infrastructure for end-to-end IoT solutions

Discover more about our solution component and what makes MIOTY™ special

MIOTY™ Data Sheet

applications & markets

MIOTY™’s exceptional Interference Immunity and Connectivity Robustness make the technology ideal for a broad range of IoT Offshore, Underground and Indoor applications which used to be extremely challenging. Our solution promises to fulfill low-throughput connectivity requirements in a broad range of industrial and commercial IoT marketplaces.

Predictive Maintenance
Predicitve Maintenance

Improve asset visibility and spotlight bottlenecks in real-time with MIOTY™’s scalable condition-based monitoring network. Diagnosis of potential defects for timely maintenance scheduling can greatly enhance operational efficiency and increase Return on Assets

Smart Metering
Smart Metering

Providing resilient connectivity and long network lifecycle, MIOTY™ is the technology to count on for reliable two-way data communication between smart meters and utilities

Workforce Management
Workforce Management

MIOTY™ is redefining the future of Workforce Safety and Management by collecting vital health indicators from worker wearables.

Facility Management
Facility Management

Facilities are among enterprises’ most valuable assets. Identify your underutilized and poor-performing facilities by leveraging MIOTY™’s deep-penetration connectivity.

Ambient Monitoring
Ambient Monitoring

From Risk Management and Hazard Control in high-risk industries to Building Automation and Smart Agriculture, MIOTY™ enables you to connect massive environmental sensors tailored to your needs.

about us

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 69 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,500, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2.1 billion euros. Of this sum, 1.9 billion euros is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 69 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,500, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.1 billion euros.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. It ranks first among all Fraunhofer Institutes in size. With the creation of mp3 and the co-development of AAC, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition.

In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Audio and Media Technologies, Imaging Systems, Energy Management, IC Design and Design Automation, Communications, Positioning, Medical Technology, Sensor Systems, Safety and Security Technology, Supply Chain Management and Non-destructive Testing.

More than 900 employees conduct contract research for industry, the service sector and public authorities. Founded in 1985 in Erlangen, Fraunhofer IIS has now 13 locations in 10 cities: in Erlangen (headquarters), Nuremberg, Fürth, Dresden, further in Bamberg, Waischenfeld, Coburg, Würzburg, Ilmenau and Deggendorf. The budget of 150 million euros is mainly financed by projects. 24 percent of the budget is subsidized by federal and state funds.