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Connect the Dots: When in Doubt, Get Both NB-IoT and LTE-M

When appropriate, it’s smart to support two competing, IoT low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) standards like NB-IoT and LTE-M, but maybe now we need four-in-one. Hedge your bets when developing IoT solutions so that they can survive long term.

Connect The Dots: Combine Hardware With Some Quick RF Range Calculations For Best IoT Results

Combing high-end processing hardware with low-power operation is difficult enough, but for IoT solution providers, it’s also important to ensure the wireless interface is optimized. Online RF calculation tools can help.

Connect the Dots: Adding Nanoscale Inertial Sensors for IoT-Based Movement Detection Nanusens sensors

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based inertial sensors are everywhere, but stiction and manufacturing processes limit their capabilities. To overcome the limitations, Nanusens has moved to nanoscale, and made them CMOS-process compatible to lower cost and reduce size.

Connect the Dots: TPM 2.0 – What Is It And Why Do I Need It?

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is often overlooked as applications depend to a large degree on user name and passwords, but it is a fundamental enabler for secure IoT deployments that needs to be more widely applied.

Smart Robots Tackle the Dirty Job of Recycling AMP robotics recycling

We live in a wasteful world. Based on the findings of the World Bank and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the human race collectively produces 1.3 billion tons of municipal solid waste annually. This alarmingly high amount of trash can be mitigated through programs run by local governments and nonprofits that are tapping into smart IoT technology, using robotics, artificial intelligence and cameras to sort through garbage, increasing the flow into recycling centers. 

Connect the Dots: Sigfox or LoRaWAN? Digital Matter Oyster GPS-based tracking device

With advantages and disadvantages to LoRaWAN and Sigfox, it’s important to not get mired in analysis paralysis. A big advantage of both is that they are here now, and devices need to get connected. With the fast pace of IoT, don’t spend too long deciding between them. Connect those dots.

Monetizing the $6 Trillion IoT Connected World Steve Brumer 151 Advisors

At a recent IoT Evolution conference in Las Vegas, experts outlined how solution providers will fit in as companies begin to build IoT into their business models. As new technologies come to market, leaders in every industry will use IoT tools and technologies to reduce cost, offer new services and expand market share. Consulting firm 151 Advisors predicts that during the next five years, companies will spend a collective $6 trillion on IoT solutions. 

Connect the Dots: Bluetooth LE Mesh Arrives, Finally Bluetooth LE Mesh

The arrival of Bluetooth Mesh signals a new phase of cross-industry and cross-platform connection compatibility for IoT solution providers. Bluetooth Mesh on top of Bluetooth LE extends network and device range, while making home, office and industrial networks more flexible and robust. 

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