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Making the Most of the Unlicensed Spectrum

Posted by Frank Gielissen and Maarten Weyn (Aloxy) on Jun 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are key to the success of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that need to cover a broad geographical area. LoRaWAN® is an open protocol for one type of LPWAN, while DASH7 is another. Both use the unlicensed spectrum and together they offer complementary benefits.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, LPWAN

On-boarding Devices to the Helium Network

Posted by Kent Williams on May 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM

On-boarding Devices Securely

There are many diverse applications for LoRaWAN® devices. Similarly, there is a wide and diverse population of end users. These factors lead to a device on-boarding process that takes just as many forms. Device on-boarding is the process of associating a device with a particular network and application server. It is the foundation of a device's level of security. It precedes and enables device activation, whether over-the-air activation (OTAA) or through activation by personalization (ABP), which themselves become compromised if the device on-boarding is done incorrectly.

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Tags: LoRa Developers, LoRaWAN Deployment, LPWAN

Expert Series: The Advantages of Chirp Technology

Posted by Olivier Seller on Mar 16, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Chirps are great for low power wide area networks (LPWAN) because they occupy a single dimension.

Let’s start with a real-world analogy: it is difficult to get lost in a one-dimensional space. For instance, if you walk along a coastline or a river it is fairly easy to find your way back. Similarly, it is possible to set up an appointment with a friend in a one-dimensional space (in a loose manner) such as “Let’s meet on Main Street near the restaurants.” If you’re both walking along Main Street near the restaurants at roughly same time, you will

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Tags: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Wireless RF, LPWAN

Hardy Schmidbauer’s LPWAN and IoT Predictions for 2020

Posted by Hardy Schmidbauer on Jan 13, 2020 12:00:00 AM

With the continued maturation of low power wide area networks (LPWANs) and the Internet of Things (IoT), here are my predictions for the coming year:

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Tags: Internet of Things, LPWAN, Asset Tracking