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Replacing NFC with BLE Whisper Mode

Thanks to Bluetooth, it’s never been easier to connect our devices. But while the absence of cables has simplified some things, other aspects are now more complicated. When we connected devices with cables, the physical connection automatically identified the devices we were linking. That same physical link also offered a simple reassurance of a secure [...]

April 27th, 2016|

Sigfox and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things requires a number of different elements to come together. Across homes and cities around the world, millions of sensors and actuators at one end need to be connected to the Internet, often via wireless links, and often across large areas. All that data has to be collated and analysed to provide [...]

April 20th, 2016|

Narrowband IoT: the little things in life…

The Internet of Things (IoT) is undoubtedly the buzzword technology of the decade. When you get industry giants such as Intel estimating that 200 billion devices will be IoT-connected by 2020, it’s hard to ignore. Why so many? Basically IoT encompasses everything you can think of with which you could possibly want to communicate. That [...]

April 19th, 2016|

Ultra-compact 3G/2G cellular module now available from Alpha Micro

Basingstoke, UK – 19 April 2016 – Alpha Micro Components today announced the availability of SARA-U201, the smallest cellular module available supporting 2G and 3G. The SARA-U201 is pin and form factor compatible with u-blox’s other region-specific 2G and 3G variants, such as the 2G SARA-G350, also available through Alpha Micro. Measuring just 16 x [...]

April 19th, 2016|