Scottish Highlands are connected with new low power Internet of Things network

A consortium of organisations has launched the Scottish Highlands’ first fully-functional low power, wide area Internet of Things (IoT) network.

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Communicating data in the IoT – part 2

In part 1 of this article we looked at how new ultralow-power RF transceiver technologies are bringing class-leading range performance and high resilience to interference sources.

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New LoRa and Bluetooth module series bridges IoT’s wireless gap

Alpha Micro Components is now distributing the first IoT (Internet of Things) modules to combine Bluetooth v4.0 and LoRa support in a single device, the Laird RM1 series.

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Dutch operator KPN and Actility’s ThingPark claim world’s first LoRA IoT network

Actility, a provider in low power wide area networking, has deployed what is said to be the world’s first nationwide LoRa network for the Internet of Things with Dutch telecom operator KPN.

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Building Malaysia’s digital future

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the government-owned agency launched in 1996 to pioneer the transformation of Malaysia’s digital economy.  The agency is currently pursuing a strategy that unlocks significant economic, environmental, and social value.

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Glasgow pioneers Internet of Things connectivity with new LoRa network

Glasgow is paving the way for the next wave of internet technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to a collaborative project involving Stream Technologies, Semtech Inc., Boston Networks and CENSIS.

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Semtech joins IoT M2M Council to boost business cases with LoRaWAN technology

Semtech, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and provider of end-to-end solutions for low-power wide-area network (LP-WAN) connectivity known as LoRa, has joined the Board of Governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC).

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Californian farmer cuts water consumption 75% by monitoring avocado trees’ needs

It takes 74 gallons of water to produce one pound of avocados and drought-stricken California produces 95% of avocados grown in the United States. Nearly all are grown in Southern California, in a five-county region that straddles the coast from San Luis Obispo to San Diego.

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Cellular or low-power WAN: Choosing the right approach for your IIoT deployment

The market opportunity for industrial IoT (IIoT) has been widely forecast to be enormous due to the many advantages of enabling wireless connectivity of devices.

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Smarter cities are evolving, according to iMinds professor

The smart city concept goes beyond the use of information and communications technology to provide better use of resources and minimise emissions.

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MultiTech – helping grow the LoRa ecosystem

MultiTech Systems, a founding member of the LoRa Alliance – and which will be exhibiting on the Alliance stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – has been active in advancing a number of aspects of the LoRa technology, as well as developing new applications and business models. IoT Now contributor, Peter Dykes, spoke

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Securing the LPWA environment – a step into the unknown?

The arrival of any new communications technology on the scene always poses a conundrum: while it might bring promise improvements in any number of areas, it might also introduce our industry – and our users and customers – to an entirely new set of security vulnerabilities. Recent history shows that, in many cases, appropriate security

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LPWA – the ‘Things’ finally get their own networks

After you’ve been in this industry for a while, you start to learn to trust your nose when it comes to new technologies, writes IoT Now magazine’s editor, Alun Lewis. Exposed to the usual hype, disinformation and vapourware, it’s all too easy to become sceptical – even cynical – about many claims that are made.

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Profiting from the IoT surge: the view from the front line of service innovation

There’s no doubt that debate about the IoT and its direction has risen from being a specialist subject to near the top of the boardroom agenda for many companies in just a few years. Amongst all the white noise, death-by-powerpoint presentations and sometimes desperate posturing by peripheral vendors to generate IoT-relevant marketing, it’s sometimes difficult

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Mobile network architecture redesign proposed by Core Network Dynamics to avoid IoT network overload

Mobile core network software start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) announced a solution to the looming mobile network traffic overload problem expected to arise from the projected massive influx of IoT devices.

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MultiTech’s IoT gateway uses LoRa to share data at WaterBit’s

MultiTech Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, has launched a field trial with WaterBit, Inc. an agricultural services provider based in Sunnyvale, California.

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