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Brian is the Founder and CTO of Link Labs. As the chief technical innovator and leader of the company, Brian has led the creation and deployment of a new type of ultra long-range, low-power wireless networking which is transforming the Internet of Things and M2M space.
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IoT for Healthcare – A $163 billion opportunity

Listen to the audio version of this article!Internet of Things Enabled Healthcare Healthcare is a highly valuable albeit highly contentious industry. Soaring costs, complex insurance regulations used at times as much for...
Examining 5 IEEE Protocols - ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Examining 5 IEEE Protocols – ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Various types of wireless technology and networks allow devices to speak (send data) to each other and to the web (TCP/IP Networks) without cables. There are a number of different wireless...
How IoT is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

How IoT is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a foundational business process that impacts nearly every enterprise, whether you're a manufacturer who must transport parts into a factory and finished goods to the point of...
The Role of Cloud Computing and Fog Computing in IoT

The Role of Cloud Computing and Fog Computing in IoT

The real business value enabled by the Internet of Things is derived not really from the data, but from insights that facilitate real-time actions that increase asset efficiency, reliability and utilization. That...
Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

The descriptor “open source” is primarily associated with software, the source code of which is freely accessible for examination, use, and expansion by users other than the developer. The practice started...
What is Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)? - Explanation and 5 Business Benefits

What is Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)? – Explanation and 5 Business Benefits

Experts predict there will be more than 26 billion devices connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. As exciting as that sounds, the volume of connected devices will necessitate...

What is LTE-M? – Considerations and Use Cases for LTE-M

LTE-M is the abbreviation for LTE Cat-M1 or Long Term Evolution (4G), category M1. But what is LTE-M? What is LTE-M used for? This technology is for Internet of Things devices...
The History of LPWAN and a Look at its Future

The History of LPWAN and a Look at its Future

Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) has become a “big thing” in the Internet of Things over the last few years. This is a broad term for a variety of technologies...
IoT vs. Industry 4.0 vs. Industrie 4.0 - What's the Difference?

IoT vs. Industry 4.0 vs. Industrie 4.0 – What’s the Difference?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to fundamentally change the way a wide range of industries approach the procurement, processing, and distribution of raw materials and finished products. New efficiencies based...
IoT Product Development - 5 Keys to Success

IoT Product Development – 5 Keys to Success

At Link Labs we’ve helped dozens of companies, large and small, create, launch and scale their IoT products. This includes safety critical systems like, Stanley, Black, and Decker’s Shelter Lock control...