3G is dead: What next for product designers?

Whether you are imminently bringing out a new Internet of Things (IoT) product or have heard the rumours about 3G switch-off, it is a pivotal time in wireless networks. With 5G on the horizon and 2G beginning to close down, choosing the right technology to future-proof devices is a real challenge, says Dunstan Power, director

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Connected home of the future approaches – slowly

The Internet of Things (IoT) push will continue for manufacturers, in 2016 this will still be a technology push rather than a consumer pull.

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Trade-offs in M2M product development

Long before the phrases M2M and the Internet of Things came to wider attention, we were already making machines talk to each other, says Dunstan Power of ByteSnap Design. Early adopters like General Motors and Hughes Electronics Corporation could see the benefits that machine-to-machine communications (M2M) offered forward-thinking businesses as far back as 1995 but

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Smart energy module combines metering and control

Bytesnap Design has released the ZMM-01 Zigbee smart energy module that combines the features of metering and control in one, low power platform. It also provides a real-time clock, accurate up to 2ppm.

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