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Sensor Expectations Get Flipped Upside Down (.PDF Download)

Oct. 20, 2017
Sensor Expectations Get Flipped Upside Down (.PDF Download)

When you think about enterprise Internet of Things (IoT), what comes to mind? Industrial settings like factories, maybe? Mission-critical environments like data centers, perhaps? How about wireless sensors that measure pressure, vibration, and more on massive machinery and expensive equipment? It’s unlikely that the first thing that would come to mind is a trampoline park full of kids who are bouncing, bouncing, bouncing, and then asking their parents if they saw that amazing flip they just executed to perfection.

What about LoRa networks? What comes to mind when you think about the way that LoRa technology is being used in IoT implementations? Chances are that you are envisioning remote locations where industrial equipment resides in far-off settings, where only the long-distance capabilities of LoRa would make sensor networks practical. Again, it’s unlikely that you would envision LoRa-based networks in an urban fun center with adults and coworkers competing to do the farthest bounces from one trampoline to the next.