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The IoT is Helping Homeland Security in Crime Prevention

We’ve seen it in the movies hundreds of times: The authorities are hot on the trail of a dangerous suspect, chasing him through city streets until the perpetrator shakes the tail by disappearing into a crowd of people. However, this is not merely the stuff of Hollywood fiction. We face many real threats in today’s Read full article...
Jun 5, 2016
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, centre, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey,  races with the pack down the Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe in the background during the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 137.5 kilometers (85.4 miles) with start in Evry and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014.  (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

The IoT is Poised to Become a Tour de Force at the Tour de France

For over 100 years the Tour de France has been the apex of accomplishment for the world’s greatest cyclists. But at the 103rd annual race this July, a new contestant is poised to fundamentally revolutionize the sport: The Internet of Things. Change has come slowly to this storied race. Traditionally, a network of individuals, scattered Read full article...
May 23, 2016
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Keeping Cool This Summer with LTE and the IoT, Part 2: Sports Wearables

Summer is just around the corner and with it all the pleasures of the season. However, along with those long balmy days comes high heat and accompanying health concerns. Weather forecasters are already anticipating another summer of record-high temperatures, meaning that anyone hoping to make the most of the outdoors must take appropriate precautions to Read full article...
May 5, 2016

Surf’s Up! Keeping Cool This Summer with 4G LTE and the IoT: Part 1

It’s time to dust off those grills, break out the shorts and put the air conditioners back in the windows — summer is coming. In addition to the backyard barbeques, outdoor activities and longer days, there’s one other thing we can count on with the arrival of summer — the scorching heat. According to the Read full article...
Apr 25, 2016

The IoT is Stepping Up to the Plate in Major League Baseball

The Major League Baseball (MLB) season is underway for another year of spectacular home runs, diving outfield grabs and plays at the plate. Yet there are many parts of the national pastime that we could do without. Every year, calls by umpires are called into question and accusations leveled at game officials. There is not Read full article...
Apr 4, 2016

Solving Water Quality Quandaries with LTE

Following recent developments in Flint, Michigan, it is no surprise that the issue of monitoring the quality of public water supplies has found itself under the microscope. In 2014, the city transferred its water supply to draw from the Flint River in order to balance the city budget deficit. What wasn’t known until a year Read full article...
Mar 29, 2016

Busting Crime with the IoT

Would-be criminals, beware: the IoT has come to the aid of security and surveillance technology to ensure that your unlawful schemes will not succeed. Thanks to the now ubiquitous reach of cost-efficient, long-range 4G LTE technology, times have never been tougher for criminals. Those that are not yet of the mindset that crime doesn’t pay Read full article...
Feb 11, 2016
Star Wars 7 poster

May the Force Be With You: The IoT is Making Hollywood Magic a Reality

Are you one of the millions of people that came out of the movie theater after seeing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” wishing you had some Jedi mind tricks of your own? Even if your last name isn’t Skywalker and you haven’t had private lessons from Yoda, there is reason to be hopeful. Recent developments Read full article...
Jan 25, 2016
Virtual Reality

LTE: The Key Ingredient for Successfully Actualizing Virtual Reality Products

If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is any indication, 2016 will be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally makes its way into the mainstream. The show, which took place last week in Las Vegas, featured numerous VR products: Oculus Rift, Samsung’s Gear VR and Sony’s PlayStation VR, to name a few. While these Read full article...
Jan 14, 2016
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The IoT Is Getting Its Own Network – and Guess What, it’s LTE

Verizon’s recent announcement that it plans to build a 4G LTE network specifically for IoT-connected devices is more than warranted. Not least because adding more small low-data-using devices to its existing network is not cost-effective. Verizon has estimated — based on its own module development — that its new network will halve the cost of Read full article...
Nov 26, 2015
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“Let Me Entertain You” – with a little help from the IoT

According to eMarketer, there are currently 1.9 billion smartphone users in the world. That means there is now a whole lot of data passing through the Internet, from smartphone access to social media platforms and websites. Businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve will need to take full advantage of this data. One Read full article...
Nov 18, 2015

LTE: The New Standard for the IoT

According to Gartner, 25 billion devices will be connected to the IoT by the year 2020. The advent of connected technology, on both a large and small scale, is creating an increasing demand for stronger and more reliable internet connectivity. The healthcare industry is just one fundamental sector already utilizing IoT-connected devices, such as electronic Read full article...
Nov 3, 2015
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