Welcome the 'Flutter', a tiny cheap (20 USD) wireless control and sensing module for anything you can think of! Yes, anything! It can be seen as the next generation communication fabric for the rest of our devices with incredible range (~1000m), enough bandwidth (~1 mbps), handsome security (256 bit AES) and smart brains (ARM Arduino) to control and automate most of them! Want more? Its meshable and a single flutter mesh network can span and control a neighbourhood if you want! Awesome!

Many existing technologies rely on a pre-existing infrastructure such as WiFi, Cellular, etc. to communicate but Flutter can be seen as an Ad-Hoc self-extending network enabling seamless communication between our devices.

As discussed previously on this topic WiFi IBSS enables high-bandwidth ad-hoc communication in close vicinity whereas Flutter enables long range low-bandwidth ad-hoc communication. These technologies perfectly compliment each other. Moreover, Flutter goes one step ahead and packs security and meshing right into the core making development and deployment a piece of cake.

Flutter, even though conceived for the hobbyist, promises an affordable, open-source, modular and scalable framework bringing the possibility of a smart home, office, building, road, park or even a city one step closer to reality and is in active development now!

http://www.flutterwireless.com/