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Advanced transceivers make asset tracking ‘child’s play’

At around 20,000 km above the Earth’s surface there are now at least 55 satellites in orbit, forming two Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS); GPS (also known as Navstar, and owned and operated by the US) and GLONASS (owned and operated by Russia). These will soon be joined by the European Union’s system, Galileo, which [...]

October 3rd, 2016|

Bluetooth in Industrial and Medical Applications

Bluetooth began as a way of providing a consistent wireless interface between mobile phones from different manufacturers and third-party peripherals, such as car kits. It has succeeded phenomenally in that capacity and these days we can now rely on Bluetooth to interconnect all sorts of consumer devices. In 2010, seeing the success of Bluetooth technology [...]

September 29th, 2016|

Alpha Micro offers a future-proof IoT Wi-Fi solution with the PremierWave 2050 module

Basingstoke, UK – 21st September 2016 – Alpha Micro Components is pleased to announce availability of the first embedded enterprise-grade 5G (802.11ac) Wi-Fi IoT (Internet of Things) module for Ethernet devices, the Lantronix PremierWave 2050. This new series of modules is ideal for mission critical enterprise applications that demand rock-solid, uninterrupted 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity backed [...]

September 21st, 2016|

Global positioning: today and tomorrow’s opportunities

We’ve all become used to knowing roughly where we are on the planet when walking or driving, thanks to GPS. But GPS can be frustratingly imprecise at times. Is it possible to use the same satellite positioning signals that enable GPS to help put us more literally ‘on the spot’, with an accuracy of centimetres [...]

August 24th, 2016|

New LoRa and Bluetooth module series bridges IoT’s wireless gap

Basingstoke, UK – 24 August 2016 – Alpha Micro Components is now distributing the first IoT (Internet of Things) modules to combine Bluetooth v4.0 and LoRa support in a single device, the Laird RM1 series. Enabling low energy connectivity over distances of many miles, these modules save money and time while enhancing safety and slashing [...]

August 24th, 2016|