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问答:IotaComm、TEKTELIC 和 Semtech 探讨产品协议

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问答:IotaComm、TEKTELIC 和 Semtech 探讨产品协议

IotaComm、TEKTELIC 和 Semtech 最近宣布了一项产品开发和许可协议,以开发基于 LoRaWAN® 标准和 Semtech LoRa® 芯片组的网关。

该网关可同时支持北美标准 ISM 频段 (915 MHz) 以及 IotaComm FCC 许可频谱中的数据传输,并将促进许多适合工业、企业和消费者应用和用例的独特物联网 (IoT) 解决方案得以部署。

We spoke with key stakeholders from each company involved to learn more about the new offering and its broader impact on the IoT landscape.

Can you tell us more about the collaboration between the three companies?

IotaComm 的 Terrence DeFranco:IotaComm 汇集了全国范围内获得 FCC 许可的 800 MHz 无线电频谱组合。这些作为数字资产,具有巨大的潜在价值。我们的目标是利用我们的频谱,为物联网创建专用的运营商级网络。我们与 LoRa Alliance® 成员公司 TEKTELIC 和 Semtech 合作开发该网络的硬件组件,将为利用 LoRaWAN 连接标准的网络商业化铺平道路。从价值创造的角度来看,这将是改变格局的重大突破,可为商业和工业物联网的潜在市场带来更大的价值。总体而言,LoRa Alliance 中的 LoRaWAN 生态系统有着真正的协作文化,这是我们无比珍视的。

What hardware is being developed as a part of the launch?

TEKTELIC 的 Barney Barnowski:TEKTELIC 制造的网关是一种双无线电产品,这意味着它可以支持跨两个不同频率的通信。网关还可以同时发送和接收信息,相比其他必须暂停接收才能发送数据的网关,这是巨大的优势。稳健性是另一大优势:网关可在极端天气条件下运行。

Terrence DeFranco: The gateway operating via LoRaWAN is being customized to communicate over the standard 915MHz frequency, as well as over our FCC-licensed 800MHz frequencies. This configuration is unique to us given our licensed spectrum, and also conforms to the LoRaWAN standard, resulting in significant flexibility to meet the needs of customer across many different market segments.

Why is the availability of the 800MHz frequency so important?

Terrence DeFranco:在 FCC 监管的频谱内使用 LoRaWAN,确实证明了标准本身在生态系统内的安全性、规模和协作方面的价值。将 LoRa Alliance 对 LR-FHSS 的支持与我们的频谱相结合,有助于增强 LoRaWAN 生态系统的强劲势头,以进一步实现关键基础设施部署,例如公用事业、智慧城市和医疗保健应用。这些应用可能需要更灵活的不同通道大小的连接、更高的功率传输水平并且没有空中时间限制。

Barney Barnowski: Since it’s a licensed frequency, only users of the new offering communicate via that frequency, and they will have dedicated bandwidth for their applications without having to contend with interference issues.

How are sensors becoming more important to building management?

Terrence DeFranco: The Digital Revolution is in full-swing and new technologies are improving our everyday lives in profound ways. Commercial and industrial facilities are expanding how they leverage these new technologies to improve operations, enhance productivity and extend asset life. The standard built environment infrastructure that measures on temperature and humidity is becoming obsolete as managers strive to understand and control building conditions, and this is where IoT and specifically low power, battery operated sensors becomes so valuable. Sensors using the LoRaWAN standard can provide ubiquitous coverage, are low cost and are easy to implement wherever you want them, without having to run new wiring through buildings.

How do you see this offering as impacting IoT more broadly? How will it change the IoT landscape?

Terrence DeFranco:物联网需要无处不在的低成本连接。这正是 LoRaWAN 标准与众不同的原因,因为它可以提供极其广泛的连接,基本上覆盖整个地球。随着物联网的扩展,人们对低功耗、广域 (LPWA) 连接的需求将会增加,这对 LoRaWAN 生态系统来说是个好消息。在初期阶段,利用 LPWA 的新用例不断出现,随着蜂窝连接在过去几十年中不断发展,它们将融入到我们的基础设施中。

Carlo Tinella, Semtech: We see this collaboration as bolstering the LoRaWAN standard and contributing to the expansion of LoRaWAN network coverages in the U.S., for the benefit of all users.

What use cases do you see this as being particularly compelling for?

Terrence DeFranco: We’re focused on where we think LPWAN connectivity brings the most value, and that’s in the built environment. Smart cities, smart buildings, Utilities and anything around infrastructure is what we are targeting.

Carlo Tinella: The offering will be particularly compelling for big cities, where IoT plays a major role in managing services for a multitude of high-value use cases. Smart metering, particularly, comes to mind. IoT infrastructure helps optimize energy distribution and improve efficiency.

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