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Lincoln Things Network sponsored by Yesway

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Lincoln Things Network  Sponsorship

What is the Things Network

The Things Network is a worldwide crowd funded 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 network?

The world is undergoing rapid change in the world of work, and it has been predicted that many jobs will become automated in the coming years.

The Internet Of Things, or IOT for short, along with Virtual Reality & 3D Printing  is part of this new industrial revolution.

It is therefore vitally important that we educate the current and future generations quickly, so we don’t get left behind as a nation.

The Things Network helps educate people, and lets businesses cost effectively develop new IOT products.

Where DoesThe Lincoln Network Cover

The Things Network is based on a wireless technology called LoraWAN.

As with all wireless technologies LoraWAN, which the Things Network runs on is range limited.

One of the great features of LoraWAN technology is that the signal can travel a long distance, using low power.

However as with all wireless technologies, buildings and natural objects in ‘line of sight’, will reduce the signal range.

The Things Network uses devices called ‘Gateways’ to receive the signals transmitted wirelessly from the remote sensors, and puts the data onto the web.

Currently the Lincoln Things Network has planned to install one Gateway near central Lincoln.

This should cover a large area of the City of Lincoln, but other additional Gateways may well be necessary, due to objects, reducing the signal coverage.

When will the Network be live

The components for the first Gateway device for the Lincoln Network has been ordered, and the gateway is currently being constructed.

As the Things Network is essentially a voluntary community effort, we welcome help from schools and local businesses.

Please get involved, as any help is appreciated.

Who is behind the Lincoln things Network

The Lincoln Things Network was initiated by Craig Miles, who can be contacted via the community page at https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/community/lincoln/

Alternatively he can be contacted via his personal website at  www.craigmiles.co.uk

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The Things Network Lincoln

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Things Network

The Things Network is a worldwide crowdfunded and community operated Internet Of Things (IOT) Network.

The network uses a narrowband radio technology called LoraWAN.

The first Wireless Gateway device was built by the Lincoln Things Network Community, using components sponsored and supplied by Yesway Communications.

Lincoln IOT Service

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’

http://thethingsnetwork.org/c/lincoln

or watch this video introduction:-

The Things Network from Soda Content on Vimeo.

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.

 

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lincolnshire radio communications

Yesway Digital Radio Communications is Lincolnshire based and proud of it.   We are also proud to offer the full range of two way radio services to our customers in Lincolnshire and beyond.

Services include the ability to connect users by radio between wide geographic locations, using internet technologies in conjunction with radio communication technology.

This is just one example of how our young dynamic but experienced company, is enabling business users with the latest state of the art radio communications.

Communicate instantly without the delay & expense of dialing phone numbers, using 21st century digital radio communications.

Why not contact us for help and advice that is second to none.

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Shop Watch in Lincoln

I was out and about in Lincoln City Centre today looking round the shops, and noticing that many of the shops in central Lincoln have Icom handheld walkie talkies behind the cash desks.

This is part of the Lincoln shop watch scheme that enables shopkeepers to share information between themselves and the police much more quickly than could be achieved, and at a lower cost than using mobile or landline telephones.

This is another area where two way radio really shines, and I am proud to work in the industry.

If you would like any advice about two way radio communications, and what it can do for your organisation then I am always glad to help.

Best Wishes

 

Craig