Description Perinet’s hard- and software bridges the final gap in the Internet of Things by eliminating the remaining analogous sections. The centrepiece of our innovation is the periCORE SPE communication module, designed to augment existing sensors and actuators with network capabilities. This enables a switch from bus-based to network-based sensors, which in turn facilitates continuous communication without media breaks, as well as local preprocessing and data reduction. Data are processed locally and digitally transmitted only if changes occur, reducing network load. In addition, every device has its own ID instead of being solely identifiable by the port it has been attached to. Moreover, periCORE enables the usage of state-of-the-art end-to-end cryptography protocols like TLS.