We specialise in networking, firmware and operating systems for low cost hardware.

Ionic is Bright Things’ operating system designed especially for the Internet of Things (IoT).  Ionic is highly optimized for running on devices with very limited resources (processing power, storage and memory), yet provide a complete and feature rich operating system.

Multiprocessor management

Ionic runs web services on one chip and realtime real-world sense and control hardware on another.

Internet Services

Ionic serves up information to the internet about attached real-world equipment through a secure firewall as a JSON document that ordinary web services can understand. This lets web developers refer to a ThingMesh natively in JavaScript.

Flexible connections

Ionic can manage multiple radio technologies andsupports all standard physical network connections. It is capable of forming a secure mesh with any other Things in range. Wi-Fi and 6LoWPAN are supported.

Secure and Reliable

Ionic is based on trusted, open and well documented technology ( Linux and OpenWRT ) developed co-operatively by thousands of individual  programmers and large tech corporations. We only use professional encryption techniques and  public standard security systems.



  • Minimal storage requirements (4 MB)
  • Minimal memory requirements
  • Full IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • WiFi Mesh w. WPA2 Encryption