Things Network Lincoln is a worldwide crowdfunded and community operated IOT
The network uses a narrowband radio technology called LoraWAN.
LoraWAN operates in the UK and EU on 868MHz frequency.
The 868MHz frequency is what is known as an ISM band.
ISM stands for Industrial, Scientific, Medical.
ISM bands are unlicensed bands, so can be used by anyone.
The first Wireless Gateway device was built by the Lincoln Things Network Community, using components sponsored and supplied by Yesway Communications.
The Lincoln Public IOT service is now live, and can be used by local business and academia for education and research into new IOT connected products, that they may wish to develop.
Check out the local page for the Lincoln ‘Things Network’
or watch this video introduction:-
Its a brilliant idea, and I think that this will really help businesses and the general public develop products using the Internet of Things that will improve this world for the better.
For enquiries about the Lincoln Things Network, contact me via the page link above, rather than through Yesway, which is not connected with the network. I just happen to work for Yesway, and are also personally the Things Network initiator for Lincoln.
The two are separate, and I am only putting the details on the yesway site to spread publicity to our social media subscribers, so that more people know about this great free idea.