The Wireless Networks Group (WNG) has worked on a data modulation method. This technology enables communication from a Standard WiFi device to IoT devices that are non-WiFi, through a simple software update. A new WiFi transmitter has been designed to generate radio signals that the receiving IOT devices can “understand”. The technology enables a new use of the functions and signals that are already present in WiFi transmitters.
The project lasted four years (2016–2020) and had a budget of 204,853 euros.