How the network ecosystem is changing the future of the farm

Smart agriculture is the science and art of improving farming with technology. Innovations in farming are by no means new – since the invention of the wheel and the plough, the industry has been adopting new tools and ways of working for centuries.

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MYTHINGS by BehrTech outperforms LoRa in Industrial IoT environments

BehrTech, a disruptive enabler of next-gen wireless connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), issued a report evaluating and comparing the quality-of-service of MYTHINGS and LoRa LPWAN under real-world interference conditions. Professor Dr. Thomas Lauterbach from the Nuremberg Institute of Technology conducted the independent study commissioned by BehrTech.

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Network infrastructure is key for driverless cars

Dr Kevin Curran, Senior IEEE Member and group leader for the Ambient Intelligence Research Group, believes that as we increasingly engross ourselves in cyberspace,

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IEEE adopts OpenFog reference architecture as standard for fog computing in IoT, AI and 5G

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934™, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

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Wi-Fi standards every engineer should know about

In just 19 years (starting in September 1998), Wi-Fi has evolved from an inactive technology to one that’s robust and versatile. It now also plays an integral role in the lives of hundreds of millions of people, it is being improved almost constantly.

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Silicon Labs and Calnex simplify SyncE applications at 25G and 100G Ethernet rates

Silicon Labs and Calnex Solutions announced a proven reference design for ITU-T G.8262-compliant Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) applications at 25G and 100G Ethernet rates. The solution is based on the Marvell® Alaska® C family of high-speed Ethernet transceivers,

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Sigma Designs opens up Z-Wave to become an integral part of the smart home ecosystem

IoT is taking hold in a broad range of industries from automotive to farming to manufacturing. One of the biggest growing markets is the smart home with many areas ripe for development including controllers, lighting, thermostats, security, and sensors.

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IoT to make up almost half of IT budgets by 2020, says TIA survey

A white paper for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) from Machina Research emphatically reveals the coming importance of enterprise IoT and the central role systems integrators are playing in the commercial development and deployment of IoT services.

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Are IoT partnerships more important than IoT standards?

Recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem has witnessed multiple partnerships. Some of the noteworthy alliances are listed below:

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Antennas – squeezing the maximum value out of your spectrum

So you want to design and deploy networks of wireless IoT devices? Sounds simple in theory; you just connect them to the network. But what network, and how? By their very nature, IoT devices are small, have low power capabilities, and will most likely be sited in the most challenging environments for radio propagation, writes

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Kamstrup proves interoperability by collaborating with Itron in Austria

As a result of Kamstrup’s strategy to increase flexibility and interoperability within smart metering in Austria, Kamstrup and Itron have developed an alliance centered upon energy metering.

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A look back at key eras of M2M – Setting the stage for IoT and beyond

Today we take it for granted that we can connect machines wirelessly and communicate across vast distances. But we’d be wise to remember that it’s only been about 10 years since the idea of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) entered the mainstream.

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