Agriculture gets smart with cellular IoT and Bluetooth LE

By Clay Hine November 30, 2022

The global agricultural and farming industry is facing a perfect storm. Earlier this month, the world population hit eight billion for the first time, in the two weeks since it has grown another 1.5 million. That is a lot of extra mouths to feed when there are already 690 million people going hungry, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Topics: cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, Sustainability

Smart circularity promises a less wasteful future

By Linda Pettersson November 23, 2022

Since the 1980s the pace of development in the global electronics industry has outstripped that of practically any other industry. It has become a leading sector of the economy for some countries and a heavyweight contributor to total industrial production in many others. The industry’s race is far from run. Consumer electronics alone is a trillion-dollar industry that is expanding every year, and the connectivity explosion brought by the IoT will further expand electronics’ reach. 

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Topics: cellular IoT, Sustainability

Towards a battery-free world for cellular IoT and other wireless technologies

By Martin Lesund November 16, 2022

Energy harvesting will reduce the constant battery replacements in IoT sensors, benefitting maintenance engineers and future generations alike.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Sustainability

Remote industrial monitoring provides critical data and insights

By Clay Hine November 9, 2022

Monitoring different industrial quantities, and understanding what this data might represent, is important to many sectors – from manufacturing, transportation, and logistics, to mining, energy and utilities, among others.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Sustainability

Endangered wildlife has wireless lifeline

By Clay Hine October 26, 2022

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) regularly publishes a list of the world’s 100 most destructive species. Chief among the culprits are the likes of the Nile Perch and the small Indian mongoose, both voracious and opportunistic predators between them responsible for the extinction of well over 200 species. Luckily the IUCN list doesn’t include humans because when it comes to eliminating other species, we make the Nile Perch and small Indian mongoose look like amateurs.

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Topics: cellular IoT, asset tracking, Sustainability

Where’s the hype in IoT now?

By Svein-Egil Nielsen October 12, 2022

IoT Hype & Reality’ was the title of a 2019 presentation I made at a Global Semiconductor Alliance event just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. At that time, I recall some tech journalists were still wondering out loud if the IoT would ever happen, and I was arguing that it was already well underway.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, Sustainability

Designing IoT products for many years of service

By Linda Pettersson September 15, 2022

When electronic devices stop working, our immediate reaction tends to be to bin them and buy something new. But this throwaway culture is not good for the planet, and we need to think differently. If devices lasted longer and were easier to fix, they could provide many years of good service before recycling. That saves precious materials and the energy needed to manufacture new products.

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Topics: Sustainability

Contest winners demonstrate sustainability focus in cellular IoT innovation

By Ebbe Rømcke July 13, 2022

Sustainability has become a focus of development across many industries. Specific and measurable environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives are widely adopted by companies taking their green responsibilities more seriously than ever.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Sustainability

Using IoT to get the most out of smart grids

By Lorenzo Amicucci July 6, 2022

After taking a hit during the pandemic, utilities around the globe are getting back on track to modernize aging electricity distribution grids. Governments in Europe, China, and the U.S. are signing off ambitious expansion plans to build more computerized networks to achieve carbon-free electricity generation. IoT will be fundamental for ensuring maximum return on this huge investment.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Sustainability

Smart street lighting and cellular IoT is the gateway to the smart city

By Alf Helge Omre June 29, 2022

Turning previously ‘dumb’ LED streetlighting ‘smart’ is one of the easiest cost-to-benefit propositions in smart city because it effectively pays for itself. And this is especially true with the advent of cellular IoT technology because it means the supporting infrastructure needed is already in place.

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Topics: cellular IoT, Sustainability

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