IoT Agenda:

Wi-Fi


May 21, 2019  10:44 AM

Let’s do the time warp: Look back at wireless predictions

Cees Links Profile: Cees Links
802.11, 802.11ax, BLE, Bluetooth, distributed Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, iot, IoT wireless, smart home, Wi-Fi

It's astounding. Time is fleeting. Look back just 15 years or so and my, how things have changed. What were the hot tech gadgets and trends in the first few years of the 21st century? The Nokia 6610 was the best-selling cellphone in 2002; it featured text messaging -- its memory could store up to...

April 29, 2019  11:48 AM

Adding Wi-Fi for LPWAN localization

Kipp Jones Profile: Kipp Jones
Internet of Things, iot, IoT data, IoT location, IOT Network, IoT wireless, location, location data, LPWAN, Wi-Fi

This is the third in a three-part series on IoT, location and TDOA. Read part one and


March 20, 2019  10:41 AM

Why are connected device risks more inherent with APIs?

Andrew Useckas Profile: Andrew Useckas
API, Application Programming Interface, Bluetooth, connected devices, Consumer IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, iot security, IoT wireless, Wi-Fi

I recently purchased a Bluetooth speaker. All the prior Bluetooth speakers I owned had two connectivity modes: pairing with phones or tablets via Bluetooth, or physically plugging in an Aux cable. This model of Bluetooth speaker was different -- it demanded a Wi-Fi connection. I was curious and...


February 1, 2019  3:58 PM

Is your IoT connectivity bubble big enough for your business case?

Lee Stacey Profile: Lee Stacey
2G, 3G, 4G, GSM, Internet of Things, iot, IoT connectivity, IOT Network, IoT wireless, LoRA, Sigfox, Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi bubble

With homes and businesses becoming smarter, the number of IoT devices operating in these areas is on the rise. In most cases, Wi-Fi is the perfect connectivity option, offering high bandwidth and very low cost due to using existing infrastructure and common...


December 19, 2018  10:24 AM

Tech travel and accessibility tips for 2019

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover
Connected car, mobile apps, travel, Travelling, Voice recognition, Wi-Fi

Technology moves fast! Sometimes you have to move to adjust to conditions. When it comes to travel and technology, I have learned a few things. I have also had to make some additional adjustments that made me rethink how to address my technology practices. In late 2018, I had shoulder surgery which...


November 2, 2018  1:10 PM

How can service providers shift into the center of the smart home experience?

Michael Weening Profile: Michael Weening
bridge, Consumer IoT, Enterprise IoT, GATEWAY, hub, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, ISP, LPWAN, smart home, Speakers, Voice platform, Wi-Fi

According to research from Parks Associates, the majority of American consumers (60%) buys or leases their residential gateway from their internet service provider (ISP). However, existing gateways are not perceived by consumers as an important part of the connected home experience. So long as the...


October 26, 2018  12:37 PM

IoT connectivity: The ugly duckling of IoT for network operators

Francisco Maroto Francisco Maroto Profile: Francisco Maroto
Business model, Connectivity, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT data, LTE, M2M, MNO, satellite, telco, telcos, Telecom, Wi-Fi, Wireless

Given my telco background, it was logical that back in 2014 I published some of my first articles in my IoT blog around the topic IoT connectivity. I described how the optimist...


October 16, 2018  10:36 AM

Reliable cellular IoT connectivity demands ‘owning’ connectivity

Svein-Egil Nielsen Profile: Svein-Egil Nielsen
4G, Bluetooth, Cellular, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IOT Network, IP, Wi-Fi, Wireless

What's the most reliable wireless technology you use? Most people I speak to say it's cellular. That's not to say cellular is 100% reliable. But it's as near today to a "gold standard" in wireless engineering (with timely patches and updates, of course). In fact, blanketed with decent 4G...


September 24, 2018  1:10 PM

It’s time to solve LPWAN’s location challenge with TDOA and Wi-Fi

Kipp Jones Profile: Kipp Jones
GNSS, Internet of Things, iot, IOT Network, location, Location Based Services, Location technology, LPWAN, Wi-Fi, Wireless

The internet of things continues to gain momentum and in so doing is creating new opportunities and innovation in both technology and business use cases. Many of these new use cases are demanding smaller and smaller devices that have less room and money to support the need for a large battery. At...


September 20, 2018  1:18 PM

IoT technologies pave the road to the context-aware smart home

Raoul Wijgergangs Raoul Wijgergangs Profile: Raoul Wijgergangs
Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Data, home automation, Internet of Things, Interoperability, iot, IOT Network, Sensors, smart home, Smart lighting, Thermostat, Wi-Fi, Wireless

In today's smart home, smart speakers are a Trojan horse, where their proliferation contributes to overall smart home awareness. In many homes, a smart speaker is the inaugural device which inspires homeowners to add additional devices, such as lightbulbs or thermostats, to control using voice...


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