One of the most important things to look at when developing and prototyping Internet of thing solutions is to find the most suitable communication protocol for your application.
For this reason, we are very proud of offering development boards compatible with several low-power communication protocols such as Openthread. This is an open-source implementation of the Thread protocol released by NEST in order to make the technology used in Nest products available for those willing to develop smar thome devices.
Therefore, users will find in OpenThread all Thread networking layers (IPv6, 6LoWPAN, IEEE 802.15.4 with MAC security, Mesh Link Establishment, Mesh Routing) and device roles, as well as Border Router support.
At the moment, Zolertia Firefly boards are ideal for testing and developing Openthread. Thanks to their small form factor, pins available for generic use and dual radio enabled with on-board antennas (no need for external ones to start working).
How to test Openthread? You can find all the steps to start developing with Openthread in our Github Wiki Page
Now we are offering you a pack of Fireflies. Where you have all the tools that you need to start developing Openthread with a lower cost.
Have a look at the product page here: https://zolertia.io/product/firefly-openthread-pack/