Internet of Things
IPX delivers know how on how to deploy the Lora RF required to be successful for Internet of Things
LoRa (short for long range) is a spread spectrum modulation technique derived from chirp spread spectrum (CSS) technology. IPX supplied IOT LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a long range, low power wireless platform that has become the de facto technology for Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide. LoRa devices and the open LoRaWAN® protocol enable smart IoT applications that solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet: energy management, natural resource reduction, pollution control, infrastructure efficiency, disaster prevention, and more.
IPX can help design and deploy technology for smart cities, smart homes and buildings, smart agriculture, smart metering, smart supply chain and logistics, and more.
Our technology partners, have well over 100 million devices connected to networks in 100 countries and growing, LoRa devices are the DNA of IoT, creating a Smarter Planet.
Building a Secure, Connected Future
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) impacts every aspect of industry. Manufacturing is becoming more efficient and products are easier to customize. Procurement and warehousing are smarter and less reliant on human intervention. Logistics systems can adapt to changing conditions and avoid costly supply chain disruptions. With capable, connected sensors and real-time data, you have countless opportunities to create innovative new solutions.
Often referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the combination of physical machinery with Internet-connected software and sensors.
The combination of cyber and physical systems within the industrial sector relies on sensors to gather huge amounts of data—from factory conditions to the health and operation of machinery to tracking individual components along the supply chain. This valuable data is transmitted to networks and often uses software to analyze and act on the data collected in real-time. This constant connectivity—and the insights provided by automated data analysis—will lead to more efficient operations and enable new, lower-cost solutions. Estimates show that by 2020, there will be more than 26 billion connected devices—a 30-fold increase in the connectivity available today. Many industries are benefitting from an IIoT approach, and more adopt connected solutions every day.
WHAT MAKES IPXCOM – DEPLOYING LORA NETWORKS UNIQUE?
New IoT deployments require a very high level of access to broadband, wireless and RF, tower and equipment placements, data collection and cloud computing, combining the best of breed Telecommunications and IT Integrations. IPXCOM has focused on delivering these types of solutions for the past 19 years. So despite having a large ecosystem of solution providers and system integrators, the missing piece is a network that is suited for IoT machine to machine communications that drives the Internet of Things.
Over the last few years, IoT solutions have been implemented on traditional networks such as 3G or 4G. Also, the devices themselves have had to rely on a local power supply and local relay such as a smartphone or an internet box. This has rendered IoT solutions implemented globally largely unsuccessful, both technically and commercially.
IoT devices have 4 characteristics:
- They operate in extreme environments
- They communicate over long ranges
- They have low power requirements
- They have low throughput requirements
Therefore, IoT solutions require Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) that operate across long ranges. IPXCOM is capable to assist our customers to deploy such networks – dedicated to IoT networks.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS NOT THE FUTURE – IT IS NOW … NOW
It is estimated that by 2025, there are expected to be more than 75 billion IoT devices worldwide,as connected “things” (devices, appliances, machines and others) . Do you wonder how your business can derive value from the Internet of Things?
IPXCOM Internet of Things – use cases
Asset tracking and management
- Predictive assets monitoring: Tracking and monitoring critical assets such as Healthcare Equipment, Electronics, IT Equipment, and valuable materials.
- Airport/ harbor management: Providing tracking of containers and equipment. Help identify containers within large yards
- Container/ wagon/ pallet tracking: Tracking of large movable assets such as train wagons as well as containers and pallets that are in transit Warehouse/ cold storage management
- Managing the correct temperature inside cold storage/ warehouse unit
- Environment monitoring: Monitoring ambient environment for harmful gasses or chemicals
- Workforce management: Wearable devices that that can provide real-time location information of employees who may be working in Industrial plant.
- Meter management: Remote monitoring and reading of water, gas and power meters
- Liquid and gas level monitoring: Monitoring liquid and gas levels in power transformers
- Transformer health monitoring: Provide 24×7 information regarding load parameters to ensure appropriate management of transformers
Smart Cities and Smart Campus
- Smart street lighting: Managing street lights across a city
- Smart waste bin management: Remotely monitoring waste-bins and ensure optimal pickup schedules
- Water quality management: Tracking quality of water in water tanks across the city
- Smart plugs: Remote monitoring of power outlets to enable accurate and proactive diagnosis of potential failures
- Building and campus management: Centrally monitoring and managing building management assets such as locks, lights, HVACs, parking solutions, air conditioners etc.)
- Temperature / humidity sensors: Solutions that help in tracking weather data across a city or large campus
Other Internet of Things use cases:
Human Life Safety & Security
Supply Chain Management
Retail & Consumables
Key Features of LoRa Technology
Connects devices up to 30 miles apart in rural areas and penetrates dense urban indoor environments
Requires minimal energy, with prolonged battery lifetime of up to 10 years, minimizing battery replacement costs
Features end-to-end AES128 encryption, mutual authentication, integrity protection and confidentiality
Offers device interoperability and global availability of LoRaWAN networks for speedy deployment of IoT applications anywhere
Enables GPS-free tracking applications, offering unique low power benefits untouched by other technologies
Maintains communication with devices in motion without strain on power consumption
Supports millions of messages per base station, meeting the needs of public network operators serving large markets
Reduces infrastructure investment, battery replacement expense and ultimately operating expenses