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LoRa® Is Solving Real World Challenges

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 02 June 2021

It is hard to believe it has only been six years since the introduction of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard. Everyone, from Internet of Things (IoT) developers, global corporations, to network providers have been contributing to a robust LoRaWAN ecosystem, enabling the digital transformation of multiple industries.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Addressing Food Supply Inefficiencies With IoT Solutions

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 26 May 2021

Hunger Decimates Communities Worldwide

World hunger is a catastrophic issue facing millions of people, and it is on the rise. Globally, around 690 million people go to bed hungry each night, and this figure is expected to increase to 840 million people by 2030.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Agriculture, Smart Cities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, ESG

BlueRiver® for the Hybrid Campus

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 24 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for higher education establishments to adopt hybrid styles of learning, providing the benefits of in-room learning to remote students. The Audio Visual (AV) experience is a major component of this hybrid approach, combined with the flexibility of high performance networks, to deliver the most stimulating and immersive experience for both teaching staff and students. As the world recovers and students go back to school, there may still be the need to reduce class sizes for social distancing purposes, and therefore, “extend” the teaching experience beyond the single classroom, with many students still participating remotely, either from different rooms or from home.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

Transforming Smart Retail with LoRaWAN®

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 20 May 2021

Smart retail, which refers to the hybridization between traditional shopping methods and modern “smart” technologies, is transforming the retail landscape. Through the Internet of Things (IoT), data is accumulated via communication between implanted devices and computers. As a result, consumers may enjoy a more personalized, faster and more intuitive retail experience. This can manifest as individualized coupons and smartly curated inventories.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, IoT, Smart Retail

Three Ways to Get Started With LoRa®

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 19 May 2021

With more than 178 million end nodes, 1.3 million gateways and 150 public or private network operators and growing, Semtech’s LoRa® devices is the de facto wireless platform of Internet of Things (IoT)*. ABI Research estimates that by 2026, more than 50% of all non-cellular low power wide area connections will feature LoRa. The proliferation of LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol is undeniable.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Satellite IoT Q&A With Swarm

Posted by Ben Longmier on 11 May 2021

Q. What is Swarm Technologies?

A. Swarm provides the world's lowest-cost global, two-way satellite connectivity network for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With 93 of its extra-small satellites currently in orbit, Swarm supports customers across a range of industries including maritime shipping, agriculture, energy, logistics & transportation, global development, environmental research, and more. Swarm's uniquely small satellites provide global coverage and are well-suited for low-bandwidth use cases such as asset tracking and sensor monitoring.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Space

How the IoT Can Help to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted by Roelof Koopmans on 03 May 2021

The year 2020 brought extraordinary challenges that forced many to overcome and find atypical solutions. As 2021 is being welcomed with open arms, there is a renewed sense of hope and optimism, knowing that governments and pharmaceutical companies are working tirelessly to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines with the intent of safely returning people to everyday life and a sense of normalcy soon.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, COVID-19, Smart Healthcare

Transforming Switzerland’s Postal Service With LoRaWAN®

Posted by Roelof Koopmans on 27 April 2021

Postal delivery companies face a highly competitive landscape as customer expectations have evolved. The demand for fast delivery times, low prices and exceptional service has driven rapid innovation: new solutions are needed in order to meet the needs of smart cities worldwide. Postal companies must also reach customers in rural areas, which are often much more difficult to serve due to inaccessibility and lack of infrastructure able to handle communication demands. Rural postal customers also tend to be older, which can present technological literacy issues.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Supply Chain Logistics, Smart Cities, Wireless RF

IoT Solutions Detect Floods and Proactively Minimize Risk

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 20 April 2021

Densely populated urban cities are now home to an incredible 83% of all people living in the United States. As more people flock to the opportunities and culture available in urban areas, the risk of flooding is rising dramatically. In fact, flooding resulted in $45.9 billion in economic losses in 2019 alone.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Smart Environment, ESG

SDI Is Dead: Long Live SDI!

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 15 April 2021

I designed my first product using the Serial Digital Interface (SDI) back in 1996, and little did I know that this fledgling coax-based video interface standard would dominate my career for the next 20+ years. Back then, SDI was limited to carrying Standard Definition (SD) digital video at 270 Megabits per second (Mbps), but would evolve to higher and higher data rates to carry High Definition 720p, 1080i and 1080p, and most recently 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video, at cable lengths that were not thought possible. The convenience of a low cost single conductor coaxial copper cable, capable of carrying 4K video up to 100m has meant that SDI has become the de facto AV connectivity of choice in markets such as broadcast, Pro AV, medical and surveillance.

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Tags: Broadcast Video, Professional AV, BlueRiver

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