IOT INDUSTRY NEWS AND KNOW HOW
A new and very fast growing segment. We have growing number of successful developments and integrations of M2M and IoT platforms with cellco or telco via 3G,4G,CDMA,LTE data connection for smart homes, vehicle and personal tracking.
Alternative solutions for IoT and M2M segments include such low power technologies as LPWAN.
LPWAN is often used when other wireless networks aren’t a good at—Bluetooth and BLE (and, to a lesser extent, WiFi and ZigBee) are often not suited for long-range performance, and cellular M2M networks are costly, consume a lot of power, and are expensive as far as hardware and services are concerned.
LPWAN technology is perfectly suited for connecting devices that need to send small amounts of data over a long range, while maintaining long battery life. Some IoT applications only need to transmit tiny amounts of information—a parking garage sensor, for example, which only transmits when a spot is open or when it is taken. The low power consumption of such a device allows that task to be carried out with minimal cost and battery draw.
- LONG RANGE
The end-nodes can be up to 10 kilometres from the gateway, depending on the technology deployed.
- LOW DATA RATE
Less than 5000 bits per second. Often only 20-256 bytes per message are sent several times a day.
- LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
This makes very long battery life, often between 5 and 10 years possible.