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The State of Indoor Positioning and Asset Tracking Using BLE and LoRa

Illustration: © IoT For AllThe indoor positioning and asset tracking space remains the wild west despite many companies working towards developing a robust, cost-effective, scalable solution. BLE, WiFi, Ultra Wide Band, RFID, and Ultrasonic, to name a few, have been used in the past to develop Indoor Positioning and Asset …

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Announcing The Things Virtual Conference – 24h Online LoRaWAN event

During the one-day event, The Things Conference will educate and inspire 25 000 people from around the globe to use LoRaWAN technology. We allow anyone to join and get access to premium content, free of charge. Launching partners include The Things Industries, The Things Network, IoT for All, Semtech, Microchip, STMicroelectronics, Microsoft, …

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Five Announcements at The Things Conference 2020 That will Impact the LoRaWAN market of the upcoming years.

The world’s largest LoRaWAN event took place in Amsterdam, on January 30-31 2020. For the third year in a row, 1500 IoT professionals came together to meet the industry leaders, explore the latest innovations around the technology and do business with the key players. Organized by The Things Network, a global …

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What Are LoRa and LoRaWAN? | Wienke Giezeman, CEO & Co-Founder of The Things Industries

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On this IoT For All podcast episode, Wienke Giezeman, CEO and Co-Founder of The Things Network, discusses what LoRa and LoRaWAN are, the role they play in the IoT connectivity space and how they are fueling the growth and adoption of IoT.

Wienke touches on the types of use cases that are best suited for LoRaWAN, what types of use cases LoRaWAN is not well suited for, the current state of the Internet of Things industry and how market fragmentation is affecting IoT adoption across the board.

Wienke and his team are putting on an industry event called the Things Conference where experts from all over the world will come together to discuss all things LoRaWAN. He was generous enough to provide us a discount code to all our readers and listeners if you are interested in attending! Please use the code: iot-for-all

Interested in connecting with Wienke? Check out his LinkedIn!

About The Things Industries: The Things Industries provides a LoRaWAN network management system that allows anybody to build LoRaWAN networks where data is routed in a secure end to end manner. Being interoperable with many IoT data platforms, LoRaWAN gateways and LoRaWAN sensors.

Key Question and Topics from this Episode:

(03:18) What is the Things Network Conference?

(07:30) Winke Giezeman Intro

(10:50) What is LoRa? What is LoRaWAN?

(16:15) How does LoRaWAN fit into the LPWAN connectivity spectrum and how do LPWAN technologies influence IoT Adoption?

(30:50) What use cases is LoRaWAN best suited for? Not well suited for?

(38:42) What is the current state of IoT and what are the biggest challenges affecting IoT adoption?

(41:12) How does the fragmentation of the IoT market affect adoption?

(43:16) How is hardware affecting IoT adoption? What needs to be done to make IoT hardware better?

(46:33) What should we be most excited about for 2020 as it is related to LoRaWAN?

Source: IoT For All