29. June 2016 · Comments Off on USB Certification & Compliance Testing · Categories: Blog · Tags: ,

usblogocollectionSince its inception in the mid-nineties, USB has gone on to be the connection standard used on virtually every computer released. NTS performs USB compliance and certification testing as licensed by the USB-IF on virtually every type of USB product.

Based on our experience with USB certification testing, we’ve also developed a USB “Golden Suite” to help you evaluate how your USB device functions in the real-world (e.g., with other USB devices and USB chipsets from various manufacturers). Just because your product is USB certified doesn’t necessarily mean it is without issues. We can help you identify those issues before you release your product.

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29. April 2016 · Comments Off on Can Wi-Fi industry keep up with IoT? · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A recent conference focused on the world of Wi-Fi highlighted the immense opportunity created by the blossoming of the Internet of Things (IoT) space, as long as the wireless industry can keep pace with IoT’s rapid growth.RCR Wireless News reported that IoT was the hot topic at the Wi-Fi Now 2016 conference held recently near Washington, D.C. And it’s no wonder, considering the 8 billion Wi-Fi-enabled devices currently in use and the additional 3 billion expected to ship in 2016.

Source: Can Wi-Fi industry keep up with IoT? – ReadWrite

14. April 2016 · Comments Off on One Move That Could Give Verizon the Upper Hand in IoT by 2017 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing fast, and there’s no slowing it down. By 2020, there will be 50 billion Internet-connected things, and those connections will be worth $1.3 trillion by 2019. And that’s got Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T) linked in an epic battle for control over the wireless waves that connect those devices.  That’s probably why Verizon’s vice president of IoT Connected Solutions, Mark Bartolomeo, recently told FierceWireless that the carrier is seriously considering offering flat-rate, unlimited data plans for IoT connections next year.The new IoT plan would not only be Verizon’s only unlimited data plan (since it dropped its smartphone unlimited data plans five years ago), but it has the potential to significantly expand Verizon’s Internet of Things position against AT&T.

Source: One Move That Could Give Verizon the Upper Hand in IoT by 2017 — The Motley Fool

04. April 2016 · Comments Off on Rogers Communications Starts Internet of Things in Canada · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI – Analyst Report), the largest integrated telecom operator in Canada, has become the first wireless operator in the nation to offer “Internet of Things” (IoT) as a service to business enterprises. End-to-End Incident Management, Farm & Food Monitoring and Level Monitoring are the three IoT services that the wireless carrier is currently offering to its customers.

Source: Rogers Communications Starts Internet of Things in Canada – April 1, 2016 – Zacks.com

10. January 2016 · Comments Off on Meet 802.11ah: low powered Wi-Fi with greater range for the IoT market  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

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.

Source: Meet 802.11ah: low powered Wi-Fi with greater range for the IoT market | ZDNet