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No really, are you joking? WiFi as LPWAN location?

News from Canada that a LoRaWAN supplier is working to solve LoRaWAN’s inability to deliver good geolocation capabilities for its users, this time adding high power WiFi radios http://bitly/2Z68ZT8

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Announcing Haystack XR Mode

Today we declared beta for our newest networking stack for LoRa, DASH7 XR Mode After months of hard work to improve the wireless range of Semtech’s LoRa LPWAN radio,

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How To Save Big Money On Semtech’s LoRa

At Haystack, we are fans of Semtech’s LoRa LPWAN radio Until recently, we considered the 915 MHz band as too noisy for low power IoT systems, but Semtech’s use

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How To Make Better Smart Contracts With DASH7 and PoL

Note: this is the first in a series on implementing Proof of Location using DASH7
Recently our team began taking a look at how DASH7 will help blockchain applications with

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A Bluetooth Tracker Pretends To Do LPWAN Geolocation And … Tragedy

There’s one LPWAN technology, LoRaWAN, that pretends to offer real-time geolocation when for all practical purposes it does not Still, a few of its backers promote this capability —

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Here Are My Quick Reactions To The Verizon IoT Announcement

Here is the announcement
No multi-year battery life Usually when an LPWAN technology launches or tries to make waves, it emphasizes the “LP” (low power) part of the acronym

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Introducing Two-Factor Authentication for the IoT

Today we published what is probably one of our most important presentations The topic is IoT security and we break some important new ground while offering something that almost

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Why Pokemon Go Will Make You Rethink the Internet of Things

Pokemon Go already looks like a pretty major technology shift Commercially, it’s one of the most successful mobile games of all time, people are literally crashing into each other while playing,

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New Sony LPWAN Deja Vu

Sony is entering the LPWAN radio space with “Eltres”, giving new competition to Semtech, SigFox, NB-IoT, and the rest Some brief reactions:

Pros

– Haystack’s analysis of the physical layer (radio)

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How To Solve For Geofencing In The Low Power IoT

One feature that is under-discussed when discussing mobile asset tracking is the ability to generate an alert when an asset moves into or out of a pre-defined geographic area,

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The Joke Is Over. We Can Stop Pretending LTE-M is a LPWAN

I saw this announcement and while I generally like and own multiple Samsung products, I felt the need to post something to commemorate the end of the LTE hype

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One IoT Technology Responds To A Geolocation Dilemma

In a book I’ve read aloud at least 500 times called the Pig’s Picnic, a pig (Mr Pig) wants to look his best when he asks Miss Pig to

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Free Advice: Pick A LPWAN That Will Survive

Here’s a new analyst firm with an intriguing report on LPWAN’s I scanned the abstract but three things caught my eye:
There can be only one LPWAN winner in the

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This IoT Technology Pretends To Be Something It’s Not

I’ve written before about Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN’s) and the pros and cons of cellular-based LPWAN’s as well as the same for those non-cellular technologies operating in

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The Myth of NB-IoT

I ran across an analyst piece on the future of LPWAN’s and it does a better-than-average job of providing some realism about the future of the cellular industry’s best

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The Indoor-Outdoor IoT

Thoughts on an IoT blind spot
Two IoT Arenas

Companies competing to sell you their wireless IoT connectivity technology can be thought of as competing in one of two separate

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

Comcast, who announced a business — MachineQ — with ambitious ideas about creating a nationwide LoRaWAN network, is shifting gears Lots of problems with the original plan which I’ll

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A New Way To Think About The P2P IoT

A few end-of-year thoughts on P2P and LPWAN’s:
At Haystack we’ve seen an uptick in the number of solutions/concepts that are looking for a decentralized approach to implementing a low

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How To Predict If Your IoT Device Will Steal From You

Sometimes making your wide area IoT device truly “wide area” isn’t as easy or as safe as it looks One blind spot for many IoT technologies: roaming Here’s a

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Verizon And AT&T Are Taking A Pass On NB-IoT

In a move that should shock no-one who follows movements in LPWAN technologies, Verizon announced they are deploying LoRa and apparently have no plan to deploy NB-IoT:

Verizon Communications Inc

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How To Solve The Cellular IoT Prisoner’s Dilemma

It seems like we are finally getting clarity on features and pricing not just for high-powered cellular IoT like LTE CAT M1, but also the long-awaited NB-IoT as well

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How To Save Cellular IoT From Itself

Wireless carriers like to hype new data capabilities If you know technologies like WiMax or CDPD, you know how the cellular industry can overpromise And if you are working in the IoT,

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LoRaWAN vs. Haystack

Semtech’s LoRa technology is the most exciting radio technology in the IoT right now The cellular industry is making bold promises about LTE-for-the-IoT that almost certainly will fail to live up to their

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When You Need A Better Indoor IoT Mousetrap

In the mobile IoT business it is rare to meet a customer that does not prioritize “range” as a purchase criteria Our announcement of Haystack XR Mode is genereating

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How Haystack Solves The Hardest LPWAN Geolocation Problems

Much of our work at Haystack right now focuses on applications requiring GPS-based geolocation of LoRa endpoints, but we also get questions on how to solve for location when

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How To Make Better Cryptocurrencies with PoL and DASH7

We are doing exciting work at Haystack around low power IoT geolocation and more recently have begun work on a project to develop Proof of Location(PoL) using DASH7 running over

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The Really Hard Thing About GPS and the IoT

“All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare”
– Baruch Spinoza
TL;DR:

The mobile IoT needs GPS
GPS is traditionally not low power
Getting GPS right with low power

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Now THIS is the way to make GPS Way Better for the IoT

The IoT doesn’t appear on award-winning TV that often, but if you liked the TV series “Breaking Bad”, you might also be watching its prequel, “Better Call Saul” Without

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5 Reasons You Should Care About Synchronizing the IoT

The clocks on your IoT devices are way more important than you think

Unless you are a networking nerd, synchronization is probably more familiar as a term used with wristwatches

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How To Disrupt The Internet of Things With Unified Networking

http://wwwslidesharenet/haystacktech/how-to-disrupt-the-internet-of-things-with-unified-networking

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