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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 — which is at best characterized as a hack — and hope customers don’t get wise until after the implementation Other bloggers are catching on as well:

But even worse is a

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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 giving away the plot, this season a small, long-range GPS tracking device is prominently featured in multiple episodes and, well, the battery doesn’t last very long
You can watch for yourself

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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 unlicensed radio spectrum
One technology we at Haystack like is Semtech’s LoRa LPWAN radio Long range, low power, and reasonable-ish pricing Some freeware they helped create called LoRaWAN, however, is not

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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, you are probably hearing industry propaganda about their upcoming “low power wide area networking” (LPWAN) IoT technologies LTE Cat M1 (especially in the USA) and LTE NB-IoT (Europe and elsewhere)

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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 hope at penetrating the LPWAN space: NB-IoT

LTE is a notoriously expensive and battery-unfriendly technology that may be OK for certain “M2M” IoT applications where mains power is available, but for

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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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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 “arenas”: an indoor arena or an outdoor arena
The indoor arena is typically dominated by low power, local area networking (LPLAN) technologies focusing on home automation ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Control4 are well known examples Use

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A Simple Proposal on Security

Something we occasionally talk about regarding Haystack and DASH7 is the strength of our security and privacy story, which at its foundation includes something called “listen-before-talk”, meaning endpoints using our technology remain quiet until they are interrogated by an authorized user or until an event occurs that sparks a message to the network Sounds like a “duh” feature that

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Haystack and the Real-Time Internet of Things

We received quite a lot of positive feedback from our presentation on Low Power Wide Area Networks and today published a follow-up piece that explores our technology in greater detail from the perspective of real-time networking Very briefly, many wireless IoT technologies are limited to some form of “beaconing” and are otherwise not very good at supporting queries in real-time This creates

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Haystack & LPWAN Presentation

We created a new presentation that dives into the opportunity with Haystack and Low Power Wide Area Networks like LoRa About 70% geared towards business audiences, there is a “secret sauce” section in the middle that would appeal to the technical readers of this site

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