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Voice communications using cellular networks from 2G to 3G/LTE is with us for a long time, but does it makes sense to use voice on locations powered by batteries (low power) with LTE-M service as well? In comparison NBIoT is used for even lower powered applications and due to very low bandwidth can’t support voice. According to the chip vendors and two major USA telcos LTE-M + voice makes sense. Potential applications would be smart alarm panel or maybe in the industry vertical where a remote sensor can (apart from sending some data) be used as a voice interface from where a worker can make calls to the central office. Other applications are in B2C market where users can interact with devices similar to Amazon Alexa. Another application could be authenticating user via voice or sound patterns. Currently Verizon has launched the service and more information can be found here.

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NEWS: Croatian IoT scene

Netokracija published an interesting article about Croatian IoT scene – focusing on startups, big names and crowd-source activities. Croatian IoT startup scene is very active and beside those companies mentioned in the article, there are many others, especially those ones focused on utility and industry segment. If you have a need for partners in those […]

September 6 1 Minutes to read

NEWS: The best places to work in IoT for 2019

I came across interesting article on Forbes – list of best IoT companies to work for in 2019. You can download the complete list here and if you are interested in methodology that has been used for creating the list – read short and interesting article.

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NEWS: UWB (Ultra-wideband) and FiRa Consortium

UWB technology is not planning to be used for connectivity but instead for location based services since it offers fine ranging which would allow to deliver a high level of accuracy of the position of the device and also the distance. It can be used for all non-GPS i.e. indoor or similar use cases where […]

August 26 1 Minutes to read

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