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The latest advances around the technologies that will change the way our devices connect

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Bluetooth IoT Applications: From BLE to Mesh

Bluetooth has evolved from connecting PC peripherals into a powerful IoT connectivity solution. However, it isn't use case agnostic.
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What is LPWAN and the LoRaWAN Open Standard?

Low-power, wide-area networks are great for industrial applications requiring devices to send small amounts of data over great distances for many years on a single battery. The LoRaWAN open standard is a popular and effective LPWAN protocol.
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MWC Americas 2018 – Top 10 Interviews from the Show

IoT For All escaped the wind and rain of Hurricane Florence and traveled to sunny Los Angeles for Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 to bring you exclusive insights from the show. Although the communications...
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Here’s What a Smart Museum Could Look Like

The rapid rise of technology in real estate brings along a stream of valuable new opportunities to building owners. The results from the first wave of pilots are now demonstrating the value of upcoming...
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What Is Cellular IoT?

You might be unable to answer the question, "what is cellular IoT?" But I'm sure you're familiar with the underlying technology. Cellular networks connect your iPhone to Google Maps, Instagram, and Email;...
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IoT Connectivity – Comparing NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, SigFox, and other LPWAN Technologies

 This piece is the second installment in our definitive series on a class of IoT connectivity known as LPWAN (low-power wide-area networks). The first installment was an overview of LPWAN, including what it is and...
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Cellular IoT Explained – NB-IoT vs. LTE-M vs. 5G and More

5G—especially for cellular IoT—has been on everyone's lips. Tom Wheeler, the former head of the FCC, said recently, "If something can be connected, it will be connected to 5G." Just Google "5G IoT" and...
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Why Do We Need Edge Computing?

The past 15-20 years have generated a massive shift from on-premise software to cloud computing. We can now access everything we need from anywhere, without the limitations of fixed-location servers. However, the cloud computing...

8 Books Every IoT Beginner Should Read

It can be hard to know where to start with IoT, so we've put together a list of the 8 books we think every IoT beginner should start with. Ranging from beginner explanations on...

Bluetooth 5 and its Role in the Internet of Things

What is Bluetooth 5? If you own a modern car or a smartphone, chances are you've used Bluetooth at least once in your life. Bluetooth is everywhere: in speakers, wireless headphones, cars, wearables, medical devices,...

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