M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. What To Consider When Buying An Antenna - Mobile Mark Inc.

    What should you consider when choosing an antenna? From low profile mobile antennas that are designed for fleet management and smart highway systems to Omni-Directional base station antennas that are designed for cellular infrastructure and FirstNet rollouts, the right antenna is critical. But how do you know which antenna best fits your needs? Here are five things to consider when...
  2. Don't Despair; Compare!

    There are 100's of products and product variations to choose from when it comes to IoT hardware. We've got multiple product comparison charts to help you compare features like hardware technology, cable length, device measurements and more! Router, Modem & Gateway Comparison Charts A cellular router uses a wireless cellular network to provide connectivity vs traditional wired cabling. Cellular...
  3. You Asked About Sierra Wireless, We Answered. See the FAQs here.

    General Questions   1. What Does Sierra Wireless Do?    Sierra Wireless Manufactures secure, manageable, high-performance cellular networking for mission-critical applications. They are a leader in the emerging world of the Internet of Things. Their product mix ranges from cellular components to accessories to turn-key solutions. Specifically, their Airlink division produces secure, manageable and high-performance gateways designed to enable many key...
  4. What Will Black Friday Look Like in 2021?

    For the most part, 2020 has been different in just about every way that one could imagine.  So, why would Black Friday be any different? Many jurisdictions are putting restrictions on retail shopping, and many more will likely do so in the coming weeks. However, let’s imagine a less depressing time, way back in 2019. After devouring too much turkey...
  5. 6 Reasons You Should Invest In eSIM Technology For Your Business

    When you decide to venture into the world of IoT, many decisions need to be made. This can range from what platforms you use to host your data, do you build a brand new unit or use an existing one and how you plan to connect your devices to the Internet. In this post, we look at an aspect of...
  6. Radio interference and how it impacts IoT systems

    IoT products use several different protocols and technologies such as 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LORA, NFC etc. In general, these technologies operate in various frequency bands in the electromagnetic or radio frequency (RF) spectrum. However, many wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee occupy and operate in the same 100 MHz band of frequencies from 2.4 GHz to 2.5...
  7. IoT Made Simple: Three Big IoT Questions Answered

    IoT works by providing information that was not readily available before. Look at the case of an important machine at a factory. Workers onsite would walk by and look at the readings periodically, but it was impossible to get consistent readings every minute of the day. Getting this information regularly not only allowed your workers to do other tasks, but...
  8. Automation Trends and Top 5 IoT Predictions of 2020

    By: Ayushi Sharma Technology-based careers do not change at the same speed, but they do evolve, and the savvy IT experts recognize that their role will not stay the same. Therefore, it is essential to keep an eye on the future, to know the latest technology disruptions. Staying current with technology trends helps everyone to enhance their skills and...
  9. IoT To Keep Seniors Safe At Home And Out Of Retirement Homes

    By: Larry Bellehumeur  Friday, October 2nd, 2020 First, I do not want to unfairly criticize or downplay the incredible work done by staff in retirement homes and communities. Many of them could likely find more lucrative employment in other areas but have chosen to dedicate their lives (and risk them lately) in the pursuit of enhancing the lives of...
  10. Updates on Contests, Exclusive Case Studies, IoT news, Limited Time Offers and More

    Sign up for our weekly newsletter here! We feature contests, case studies, product updates, channel information, IoT news, our in-house content and more in a brief email once a week. 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