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What is Lora Wireless Technology

Lora LoRa is a spread spectrum wireless technology, developed by Semtech Corporation. It has been developed to allow long distance transmission of low rate data. The low rate data is collected by remote field sensors and actuators, and is used for Internet of Things and M2M applications. Lora uses the 868 Mhz unlicensed radio spectrum, …

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Build a Lorawan Gateway

What is  Lorawan First of all, what is Lorawan.  It is a wireless technology that allows small amounts of data to be sent between a remote sensor (such as a river level detector), and the Internet. Lorawan technology is very efficient at sending the sensor data over long distances, whilst consuming very little power. This …

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Lincoln Things Network LoraWAN IOT

What is it The Things Network is a worldwide crowd funded LoraWAN Internet Of Things Network, which started in Amsterdam. It consists of sensors, such as air quality sensors that transmit data wirelessly via ‘Gateway’ devices to the Internet Cloud. It is rapidly expanding around the world, including the UK. Why do we need this …

Security & Emergency Monitoring

Explosive & Hazardous Gases Perimeter Access Control Presence of Liquids Radiation Level Monitoring The above examples are some of the applications of wireless IOT monitoring possibilities. For help with researching & implementing remote monitoring solutions to improve your business, get in touch.  

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Smart Metering

Smart Metering The Internet of things can monitor the following variables remotely using wireless sensors. Wireless technologies such as LORA  provide long range low bandwidth communication of the data, back to the ‘gateway’. The gateway is the device that puts the data onto the Internet cloud. Some things that Smart Metering can monitor include:- Fuel …


Smart Water Monitoring

Smart Water Monitoring encompasses a number of possible solutions. Wireless IOT (Internet of Things) technology can monitor the following:- Monitoring of Potable water, such as water quality, flow rate & leak monitoring Chemical leakage detection in rivers Remote monitoring of water quality & safety in Swimming pools Pollution levels in the Sea Water leaks in …


Smart Environment

The ‘Smart Environment’ means the use of low power wireless sensors to detect changing variables in the environment. There are three distinct stages of a Smart Environment system, which will be considered in terms of INPUT-PROCESS-OUTPUT. The input stage is concerned with the gathering of the data source, and getting it to the process part …

Wireless Smart Cities

Things that the Internet of Things can measure around future  ‘Wireless Smart Cities’ using low power wireless sensors:- Waste Management Wireless Smart Roads Smart Parking, ensuring best use of limited space. Structural Health, such as changes in length of bridge wires on a suspension bridge. Mapping Urban Noise pollution. This affects human quality of life, …

Retrofitting the Internet of Things to Industry

Things to Consider When Retrofitting the Internet of Things to Existing Industrial Equipment

The Internet of Things or IoT for short is already known to the public through innovative products, such as body-worn fitness monitors, that record and upload data to the internet.

In the industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, new systems are being developed to replace existing infrastructure, to improve efficiency.

However, what about perfectly good existing equipment that you, as a business, do not want to replace. The answer is to retrofit equipment, to make it ‘Smart’.

It is convenient to break down the IOT process in terms of:-


Therefore retrofitting the Internet of Things….tb continued

This is the first of our videos on retrofitting the Internet of Things to existing industries, such as factories, agriculture and cities.

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Product Design for Wireless Marine Monitoring

Article about casing design considerations for wireless marine monitoring environments. Developing environmental monitoring systems for the marine environment has additional challenges when compared to designing systems for inland shore side operation. One reason is the fact that the sea is salty. This means that the casings for the wireless marine monitoring equipment must not only …