M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. COVID is making it tougher for retailers to use IoT to fight off Amazon

    I have written before about how much I am not a big fan of malls (or any in-store shopping for that matter). I usually know what I want, and, if available online, I will typically buy it. Based on trends over the past decade, I may be somewhat alone on this, as the percentage of people who shop has not...
  2. Securing 5G: How do we secure a “dirty network?”

    5G is everywhere. It is not the actual network itself, as it is only available sparingly in some areas but instead, let's talk about how our lives are going to change. Who needs to go to a hospital when your doctor can operate from anywhere? Traffic jams?  They will disappear once we all have self-driving cars that talk to the...
  3. 5G in Canada

    Many Canadians have questions about the elusive 5G. Although other countries have had great success with 5G, we still haven't seen Canada take to 5G as quickly as many originally thought. Here is a brief article about 5G, what it is, and when it's set to thrive in Canada.   What is 5G? 5G stands for "fifth-generation technology" standard for...
  4. Why companies who “automated” have fared the best in 2020

    As an avid follower of the stock market, I am always on the lookout for an early sign of a trend to make money. There have been some great long-term trends over the past few years, ranging from the move for people to eat healthier, the “greening” of the energy market and, of course, the move towards IoT and other...
  5. How IoT optimizes the Construction and Infrastructure Industry  

    When one thinks of construction, a lot of things may come to mind: cool pieces of large machinery, very tall cranes and of course, very hard-working men and women. One thing that you might not think of is technology, and that belief is well-founded. The construction and infrastructure industry has been routinely ranked very low in technology use compared to...
  6. Automation: COVID-19 is removing opposition like never before

    One of the most heated topics in the world of retail used to be, “should you use the automated checkout line?” Many people were adamantly against the use of them as they felt they were putting cashiers out of work. However, I am not sure that this is as much the case anymore. On my last trip to the grocery...
  7. AirLink® LX60: Dual Ethernet LTE Router Unboxing

    Watch our walkthrough video of all ports, LED lights and features on the LX60, as well as the contents in each box you'll receive after purchase.   LX60 Benefits   The Sierra Wireless AirLink® LX60 is the industry’s first LTE and LTE-M / NB-IoT router for commercial and enterprise applications. The LX60 offers: Superior coverage - LTE-M/NB-IOT Connects to...
  8. Thales Terminal Unboxing Video and Comparison Chart

    The Terminal for Global Deployments Offering 12 Bands of LTE Cat.1, 7 bands 3G and Quad Band 2G, the PLS62WT Terminal facilities easy to integrate connectivity on globally deployed mature networks. Java for Fast Application Development Embedded Java eases and speeds application development, offering a broad choice of tools, reusable code, a proven security concept, on-device debugging and multi-threading. The...
  9. Cellular vs Landline Explained - An interview with Scott Deyoe

    Here's a link to the podcast of this article: https://iotms.podbean.com/e/special-covid-episode-5-the-nerds-take-over/   Larry - Scott, thanks for taking time out of your schedule to join us on the podcast. To start, many people listening are experts in using traditional landline-based connectivity for both their in-office workers as well as those working from home. First Question Aside from the obvious factor of...
  10. Why Cellular data is the best choice for most remote workers

    It has been hard to escape the news about how most of the world is now working from home during this stressful time. Whether its issues with connectivity, concerns about data security or just funny memes of people dealing with the fun of small children in their home office, it is top of mind for everyone. Here are four...