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The Truly Impressive Range and Reach of The 169 MHz ISM Band

The sudden and seemingly endless increase in the urbanization process currently taking the world by storm is raising problems and concerns about the perceived quality of life in urban environments. Smart and effective solutions must be conceived and deployed in order to tackle the many issues related to public and private safety, healthcare, supplying of … Read more

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Why Are Building Energy Management Systems Becoming Important and How Can We Properly Implement This Into Our Own Buildings?

Energy Management… Everyone at some point in their lives have heard of this term, especially in recent years, where saving energy is becoming paramount to the future of organizations worldwide and planet Earth itself. Much of the importance in saving energy stems from a global need to save energy which affects global energy prices, emission … Read more

What Does an Efficient Waste Management Model Look Like and How Can We Enable This?

The new era of IoT is being enabled by the proliferation of various devices like RF IDs, sensors, and actuators. Smart devices are now embedded in our surrounding environments to monitor and collect ambient information. In a city environment this leads to what is called a Smart City framework where intelligent services can be offered … Read more

Why Is My Module Not Reaching The Anticipated Range?

Did you know that wireless communication technologies’ range can vary drastically from a 20 cm maximum range with the Near-Field Communications (ex: secure payments using contactless communication) to a staggering 700km range reported for 868 MHz LPRF radio transmitted from a high-altitude weather balloon? (Fun record but not useful other than in a research article) … Read more

How Can We Cope With The Rapid IoT Expansion and Subsequent Increasing Number of High-Density Networks?

Do you remember the fun old days? When regulating the temperature in your home was more of a guessing game than anything else because you would receive no feedback from your heating devices. It was always too hot or too cold and you could never seem to get that perfect temperature correct. Those simple times … Read more