Spoiler: GSM networks will slowly replace Wi-Fi. I have personal experience of living in one of the most modern smart homes, says Ruslan Vinahradau, CEO of Zorachka Inc., or more accurately ‘smart apartment’, in which there are more than 60 devices for controlling lighting, heated floors, locks, air conditioning and more.
Drones are no longer just for hobbyists. Their soaring commercial popularity has led to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) announcing the first ever worldwide drone standards for the industry; a move that will inevitably provide the framework for global regulation and legislation moving forward.
Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has launched the GE310-GNSS. It is claimed to be the first IoT module with GSM/GPRS, multi-constellation satellite positioning and Bluetooth functionality, all in a 270mm2 form factor.
As the world goes wireless, Indi Sall, technical director, NG Bailey’s IT Services division asks if the days of the wired network are numbered. Compared to a few years ago, plugging things in has started to feel like a major hassle.
u-blox, a provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the SARA-R412M, an LTE Cat M1, NB-IoT, and quad band 2G (EGPRS) module with worldwide coverage. Measuring just 16 x 26 mm, the module is the world’s smallest to provide both LTE and quad band EGPRS support in a single design.
Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, is introducing two brand new antennas for the ISM and cellular frequencies. These antennas are designed to be used on the exterior of a product, and are built to an ergonomic blade design to blend well into the outside of the design.
IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.
As part of Orange’s Essentials2020 strategy to diversify and succeed in the field of connected objects, Orange announces the launch of a new programme to ease and accelerate the adoption of cellular connectivity for object makers.
u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that it is partnering with key players of the IoT ecosystem, Huawei, Vivo, CAS Tecnologia and PinMyPet running lab and field tests inside new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT or Cat NB1) networks in Brazil.
Global travel lifestyle brand, TUMI, and network operator AT&T, announced the launch of the TUMI Global Locator. This wireless tracking device is designed to provide travellers with information on the whereabouts of their luggage and travel bags.
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