What Is a Virtual Factory? The Future of Integrated Manufacturing

What Is the Concept of a Virtual Factory? For a decade, the first Friday in October has been designated as National Manufacturing Day. This day begins a month-long events schedule at manufacturing companies nationwide to attract talent to modern manufacturing careers. For some period, manufacturing went out of fashion. Young tech talents preferred software and […]

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3 Considerations for Utilities Updating Smart Meter Technology

Many utilities around the globe are already in their second or third generation of smart meters. Updating is a complex process involving production and design support, logistics and field maintenance plans. They must replace thousands or millions of smart meter IoT devices and make crucial decisions about cellular protocols and connectivity options. The Top 3 […]

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7 Essential Considerations for Smart Meter Designs

For smart meters, precise engineering yields optimal results. In the case of battery-powered meters, which often need to function in the field for a decade or longer, it’s essential to keep power consumption at a minimum. With many hardware and connectivity options on the market today, smart meter designers face a host of decisions. Here’s […]

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5 Benefits of Cellular IoT-Driven Smart Lighting Systems for Cities

5 Ways Cellular IoT-Enabled Smart Lighting Systems Help Build Smarter Cities Lighting is needed everywhere — from residential homes to office buildings to industrial plants. For smart buildings, smart lighting is the backbone of connected buildings. Each light connects to the building’s IP network, which provides the infrastructure for other smart connections in the building, […]

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How Socket Modems Change the IoT Device Development Cycle

How to Take Your Connected Device Design from Idea to Prototype with IoT Modems As the world embraces the revolution of simplicity and efficiency revolving around the Internet of Things (IoT), electronics distributors around the world are working hard to provide technology that works smarter, harder and faster.   With more IoT solutions using 4G […]

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How LTE IoT Opens a New Frontier for Ultralow-Power Devices

LTE IoT Will Make Low-Power IoT Devices More Efficient Than Ever Depending on where and how they will be used, IoT devices have radically different needs. Surveillance equipment might require an uninterrupted, high-speed data connection to enable transmission of live video feeds with minimal latency. At the other end of the spectrum, smart utility meters […]

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How Cellular LPWA-Based Tracking Can Ensure an Unbroken Cold Chain

How Cellular LPWA-Based Tracking Can Ensure an Unbroken Cold Chain Shipping, packing and distributing perishable, temperature-sensitive items, including medicine, fresh food and chemicals, have undergone a revolution with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT-enabled devices within trucks, crates, packages and warehouse facilities ensure the temperature of vital goods is moderated throughout a cold chain while […]

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How Integrated IoT Systems Can Enable Smarter Utility Management

Enabling Smarter Utilities with an Integrated Approach As our resources dwindle and populations boom, the expanding world looks toward renewable energy and alternative energy distribution sources as integral parts of modernization in the face of climate change. With the invention of the Internet of Things (IoT), the technological integration of smart cities, smart grids and […]

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How New Technology Is Driving the Next Generation of Enterprise LPWA Networks

The Origin of Cellular M2M Communications  Cellular technology was born in a consumer world. Early innovations focused on mobile phone users, and the industry’s entire infrastructure sprang up around the idea of individuals interacting with personal devices and paying for connectivity services. As a result, the application of cellular to the non-consumer space has always been a repurposing of consumer technology. The early days […]

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