Haystack Blog

Haystack Training Update

Hi everyone and sorry for the light blog posts  JP and I are busy on a project and it’s one of those short deadlines tons to do efforts,

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What “Curated Openness” Means

The last blog entry was a link to a GigaOM article about a speech made by Sebastian Marineau-Mes from RIM (link to article)  The topic is how the Internet

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Haystack & Open Source

In creating Haystack, we wanted to preserve the “openness” of DASH7 — open standard, unlicensed frequency, and full (monolithic) open source stack — as these are real differentiators in

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Using MAC extensions for OpenTag and DASH7

Recently, I have been asked about the potential for DASH7 (and OpenTag) to accept extensions in the MAC layer  These requests have come from multiple sources, who are interested

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DASH7 + Haystack + IoT Webinar Video + PDF Available

Really excited about the turnout for yesterday’s inaugural Haystack webinar where JP Norair covered a range of topics from product plans, new hardware, and where we fit into the

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Smarter Smartphones With DASH7

One of the more exciting areas of focus or Haystack is the integration of DASH7 with smartphones  It is abundantly clear that the command and control center for the

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Proprietary RF is History

If you go to semiconductor company websites (here is TI’s), often you can go to a “wireless” section, and they put a list of all the different chips they

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DASH7 vs. Bluetooth

JP Norair and I have the opportunity to meet lots of people interested in DASH7 and recently we were introduced to someone who tried, unsuccessfully, to deconstruct the facts

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Could NFC Kill Bluetooth in Phones?

Yesterday I needed to find a USB Stick to move about 150KB of files to the print shop  It took several minutes  During those several minutes, I cursed wildly

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Welcome To The Haystack Beta

Welcome  We’re taking the wraps off the project JP Norair and I have been pursuing for more than a year, formerly called Blackbird Technology, and now re-named Haystack, or

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DASH7 Education On A Budget

Really excited about the response to our webinar next week —– taking place on Thursday morning October 4th west coast time or mid-afternoon if you are in Europe and

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Haystack’s Product Roadmap

We received some questions regarding more detail on the Haystack product roadmap, so I created a brief overview presentation to satisfy some of the curiosity, but we are also

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MSP430 USB Library

You may know there are some MSP430F5 devices that have a USB device peripheral built-in to the MCU  This is kind of great, because the cost of an MSP430F55xxdevice and

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