22. June 2016 · Comments Off on IOT powered smart home can save 10% electric power consumption · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart home is not only about making home secure and automated, its also about saving energy by switching on and switching off of various appliances at home as per the need of home occupants using IOT enabled systems.A smart home otherwise can be also called as automated home by using Internet of things (IoT) technology, can save 10% of electric power consumption, according to a study by U.S.-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which was earlier known as consumer Electronics Association, the industry body which conducts world-famous Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas U.S.

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14. January 2016 · Comments Off on Wi-Fi HaLow: Long-Range, Low-Power Wi-Fi for Internet-of-Things Devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are more than 6.8 billion devices with Wi-Fi technology in use today, but the number of devices that need to share data or access the Internet wirelessly will grow exponentially in the coming years because various wearables, driverless cars, smart sensors and other devices that belong to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) world. The Wi-Fi Alliance this week announced the IEEE 802.11ah standard, which was developed specifically for IoT devices. The tech will be formally called the Wi-Fi HaLow.The 802.11ah operates in 900 MHz band, which helps to cut down power consumption, extend transmission range, improve propagation (the ability to transmit in the presence of many interferences) and penetration (the ability to transmit through various barriers, such as walls or floors). It is expected that the radius of a Wi-Fi HaLow device will be twice that of modern Wi-Fi standards (i.e., 500 meters in case of the 802.11n) and up to one kilometer, which can be further extended using relay. Actual data-rates supported by the 802.11ah will not be too high: the tech uses 802.11a/g spec with up to 26 channels that provide up to 100 Kb/s throughput.

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06. January 2016 · Comments Off on 6mm x 6mm, Longsys Technology launches the world’s smallest IoT WiFi SiP module · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Longsys Technology, the leading solutions provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), just announcedĀ the world’s smallest IoT WiFi Silicon-in-package (SiP) module, LTP0201, which is designed for IoT and wearable devices that can connect to other smart devices or directly connect to the Internet for cloud-based data analytics and enhanced services.With an amazing size of just 6mm x 6mm (only 1/10 of the IoT WiFi PCBA modules, or less), this breakthrough technology IoT SiP module integrated MCU, memory, power management and RF parts, to provide a high performance, low cost, and low power consumption solution for connected products.

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21. December 2015 · Comments Off on Home Automation Protocols: What Technology is Right for You? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are a wide variety of technology platforms, or protocols, on which a smart home can be built. Each one is, essentially, its own language. Each language speaks to the various connected devices and instructs them to perform a function.Choosing a smart home protocol can be tricky business. Obviously, you want one that will support a large number of devices, as well as one that offers the best possible device interoperability (the ability for devices to talk to each other). But there are also other factors to consider, such as power consumption, bandwidth and, of course, cost.

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20. December 2015 · Comments Off on The latest IoT network, ‘Starfish,’ builds on a power-grid foundation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New networks being built with far less fanfare than cell towers will connect objects that in some cases have never been linked before, like street lights and traffic signals. The latest, called Starfish, is now debuting in Silicon Valley.Forecast 2016: Security takes center stageAfter a year of high-profile hacks, security is top of mind for tech execs in 2016.READ NOWThe many new dedicated networks for the Internet of Things aren’t as fast as LTE or Wi-Fi, but they’re designed to reach devices across an entire region with lower cost and power consumption. That’s part of the equation that’s supposed to make IoT work.But as a new kind of network, these LPWA (low-power wide area) technologies are still a Wild West of competing vendors and approaches. Take your pick: Ingenu, SigFox, LoRaWAN, NB-LTE and more.

Source: The latest IoT network, ‘Starfish,’ builds on a power-grid foundation | Computerworld