Boost for IoT adoption in SA

May 2nd, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Cisco, Comsol and NIL have announced an agreement to help accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled devices and networks with applications such as intelligent farming and smart city technologies. With the addition of Cisco gateways utilising LoRa technology, Comsol will be able to accelerate the build out of their low power wide area network (LPWAN) and offer long-distance wireless connectivity for battery-powered IoT devices. LoRaWAN-compliant solution cost-effectivly connects IoT devices and sensors across cities or rural areas nationally with low power consumption, allowing battery operated sensors to last as long as 10 years. The architecture provides a standards-based IoT network at scale, enabling a host of business models for the LoRaWAN ecosystem without the need for significant investment. The network also provides a comprehensive geolocation and tracking solution, offering network-based location capabilities enabled by network gateways and infrastructure. IoT services and applications that will benefit from this technology include asset tracking, smart parking, smart lighting, waste management, water and gas metering, irrigation management, intelligent buildings and many other uses.

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