During and leading up to CES, the tech space is abuzz with the latest on all that is new and shiny. Innovative, sleeker-than-ever devices will be unveiled to a hungry crowd, and the hype will be amplified via an explosion of coverage. These cutting-edge gadgets are quite literally on display, and it’s hard not to be dazzled by the user-friendly interfaces, the outstanding resolution, the slim design. But, what about the lesser-told story? Namely, the brains behind these smart devices and the faces behind the scenes: the people that have pushed forward to innovate, to create the tech that captivates us all during CES.
Say hello to HaLow, the newest standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance that promises to use less power while also nearly doubling the range of wireless devices.HaLow is the brand-friendly name for 802.11ah Wi-Fi, which the Wi-Fi Alliance announced on Monday, and is aimed mainly at the smarthome and Internet of Things market.
What makes HaLow uniquely suited for such products? Mainly, the frequency it uses, which is 900 MHz.
That unlicensed spectrum band was long used for cordless phones in the home for years; back when we actually wanted to extend landlines beyond the confines of the cord.