In Enterprise, Internet of Things, Technical

In a new post on TechTarget’s IoT Agenda, SpaceTime’s CTO of IoT, Bryan Hughes, explains why one of the best network protocols for gathering data from far-flung and on-the-move industrial assets is the one right under our noses: SMS. Other more modern low-powered wide area networks (LPWANs) such as LoRa, Sigfox, RPMA, or Weightless may be more robust, but they often lack the pervasive coverage needed for many industrial applications. Cellular technologies are usually battery-hungry, but an SMS-based system can be remarkably power-efficient. New technologies such as Cat-1 (the only fully available cellular IoT at the moment), Cat-0, Cat-M/LTE-M, and NB-IoT/Cat-M2 are coming, but for now, lowly SMS has a lot of advantages. Read the full article at TechTarget.

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