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Urban Robots: Street Smarts

Urban Robots: Street Smarts

Technologists and business titans are all pushing the limits of technology in a breathtaking sprint to bring robots to our streets. Their vision for using urban robots in our cities seems to be limitless. We ask how far, and how fast, is this progressing, and to what ends?

LoRa WAN: A Network for Everybody

LoRa WAN: A Network for Everybody

The ecosystem of connectivity solutions is very competitive in these still-early days of IoT. Senet has rolled out their own LoRa WAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) solutions for the low-power, broad-network needs of IoT, providing coverage and connectivity readiness in over 80 countries and 225 cities across the U.S. We sat down with Senet’s president and CEO, Bruce Chatterley, to talk about where he sees LoRa as a connectivity option of preference, where growth will happen, and how he sees this new network infrastructure growing out.

IoT Agencies: How to Jump-Start Projects

IoT Agencies: How to Jump-Start Projects

Many companies face the challenge of realizing their IoT projects, and agencies can help. Their services range from the examination of the idea to developing the operational prototype. We explain how IoT agencies differ and what to look for in the selection and cooperation.

Cybercrime in Space: How Secure Are Satellites?

Cybercrime in Space: How Secure Are Satellites?

Unlike their military counterparts, civilian GNSS systems are vulnerable to jamming and spoofing. Cybercrime in Space must change.

Next-Gen GNSS: Eyes in the Sky

Next-Gen GNSS: Eyes in the Sky

For years, different navigation satellite systems, primarily the United States’ GPS and Russia’s Glonass, have allowed people and organizations to detect their devices and compute locations accurately and securely. However, the more that 5G, automated driving, and smart cities become mainstream, it’s becoming clear that a broader range of location-based applications will need to be supported to meet specific market and individual needs.

Edge Computing: From Big Data to Smart Data

Edge Computing: From Big Data to Smart Data

As technology advances, businesses are amassing more and more data. With the advent of cloud computing (to Edge Computing), and with more servers and greater bandwidth than ever before, we now have the ability to both generate and store enormous volumes of it.

Device Security: Race to the Edge

Device Security: Race to the Edge

Analytics services are moving to the edge but ensuring the physical security of edge devices can be a real headache. Device Security providers often take very different approaches to securing the edge, and finding the right strategy for enterprises and organizations will vary by IoT business case, not to mention risk management.

The Future of IoT: Internet of Things and its Discontents

The Future of IoT: Internet of Things and its Discontents

Technology is making it ever easier to build an IoT network. Integrated automation solutions will potentially link systems and applications and, indeed, almost everything. Whether this represents progress or, on a more practical note, whether people affected by this change will accept it is an open question – The Future of IoT.

Autonomous Transport: Trains and Boats and Planes

Autonomous Transport: Trains and Boats and Planes

More than fifty years ago, Dionne Warwick had a hit with Trains and Boats and Planes. Today, all of these vehicles are operated in ways nobody would have imagined back then – but what we can expect in the near future is even more astonishing with autonomous transport.

Micromobility: Getting E-round

Micromobility: Getting E-round

E-bikes are all the rage, but increasingly they are being joined by growing fleets of e-scooters. For urban planners, new forms of on-demand micromobility are increasingly being viewed as a quick way to reduce congestion in the inner cities.