M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. 7 Non-cellular Connection Technologies Webinar

    In this blog, we cover seven non-cellular choices to connect your IoT devices (Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, SigFox, LoRa, Satellite and Private networks), including some of the pros and cons for each and discuss ideal applications. This blog is also in the form of a webinar, so if you'd rather listen, click the hyperlinked titles to hear the webinar.    Welcome...
  2. A.I.’s 10 “commandments”: Will they make a difference? ​

    For a few different reasons, the idea of Artificial Intelligence (as well as Automation) scares many people.  Many people feel that it will put many people, especially those in the lower half of the income scale, out of work ... others are worried about AI may continue (or worsen) many biases and prejudices that are in society today ... and...
  3. Is IoT leading to two different work forces?

    There was a story a while back that highlighted a lot of the current divide between the “haves” and the “have nots.”  The story was how while stuck in a major traffic jam on a freeway, a son asked his Dad why they weren’t driving on the other highway (which he could see in the distance) that was pretty wide...
  4. Webinar - Top 10 things you need to know before buying an IoT gateway ​

    By: Larry Bellehumeur  |  March 5th, 2019 We get a lot of questions at Novotech on what to think about when buying and IoT Gateway (a.k.a. cellular modem, cellular router). So, I thought I would break it all down in an informative webinar. Here is a link to the webinar. And, if you’d like to  skip ahead to the parts...
  5. 10 things you need to know before buying an IoT gateway

    What is an IoT Gateway A IoT Gateway (sometimes called a cellular gateway or cellular router) is a device used to provide a reliable and flexible Internet access to one or many devices. Gateways can act as primary or a backup connection for a vital landline connection. The most common applications of gateways include fixed or stationary and mobile and...
  6. CAT-M: Tracking the previously “untrackable” ​

    Now, I wanted to clear something up before I get started.  When I say that CAT-M is tracking the previously “untrackable”, I don’t want to imply that you could not have tracked many of the items with previous or current cellular technology ... you most certainly could have.  It is just that the cost and form factors of devices would...
  7. Drones: The end of the guard dog?

    \n\tAs someone who runs through the neighbourhood on occasions, I get to hear a lot of dogs barking inside of the home.  Despite the fact that I am at least 50 feet from their home and going in a different direction, the dog feels the need to alert the owner of my presence.  After a while, I am sure that...
  8. Self-powered sensors: A game changer for IoT?

      Traveling is so much more complicated than it used to be.  You might say, “yeah, the extra security lines and the size of airports are making it harder.”  No, I am actually referring to the number of chargers that I need to bring … phones, watches, headphones and more are filling up my carry-on bag like never before.  And...
  9. Is IoT “the next Apple” for the world of Technology?

    To start, this blog post was created after reading one of the many great articles from Kara Swisher.  If you are a fan of technology, you need to read her stuff …  For those of you who are under 21, this will end up being a bit of a history lesson, as you likely don’t remember what life was like...
  10. 5G: “Do we need to build a wall?”

    As I write this, the US Government is currently shut down over the building of a border wall.  Now, there are some wide differences in opinion as to whether this wall is needed, but I think most people, even in these divided times, understand the importance of security.  While this is applicable to a country’s borders, it is equally applicable...