Patrick Burns

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Here Are The Most Advanced GPS Trackers In The World

This week we begin the rollout of a new GPS hardware product line featuring Semtech’s LoRa radio. After our announcement of  DASH7 XR Mode this spring, we engaged in new conversations with developers, systems integrators, and resellers for whom working with embedded source code might be an option, but have a strong preference for either an …

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NEW SONY LPWAN DEJA VU

Sony is entering the LPWAN radio space with “Eltres”, giving new competition to Semtech, SigFox, NB-IoT, and the rest. Some brief reactions: Pros – Haystack’s analysis of the physical layer (radio) is: this is the way a LPWAN radio should be designed! Well done. – LDPC error correction, which Haystack previously announced for use over …

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WHEN YOU NEED A BETTER INDOOR IOT MOUSETRAP

In the mobile IoT business it is rare to meet a customer that does not prioritize “range” as a purchase criteria. Our announcement of Haystack XR Mode is genereating enthusiastic response not only from users looking for better outdoor range over LoRa, but in indoor environments, too. Out With Yesterday’s Indoor IoT Infrastructure We designed DASH7 to provide an …

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IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

Comcast, who announced a business — MachineQ — with ambitious ideas about creating a nationwide LoRaWAN network, is shifting gears. Lots of problems with the original plan which I’ll touch on below but here is the data: “When we first started MachineQ, we were out there building networks, strategically, to see what customers and what the market wanted,” …

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HOW TO SOLVE FOR GEOFENCING IN THE LOW POWER IOT

One feature that is under-discussed when discussing mobile asset tracking is the ability to generate an alert when an asset moves into or out of a pre-defined geographic area, commonly referred to as geofencing. In the low power/LPWAN space, geofencing is rarely discussed because … it’s just hard to do for most LPWAN technologies. Some LPWAN vendors …

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HOW HAYSTACK SOLVES THE HARDEST LPWAN GEOLOCATION PROBLEMS

Much of our work at Haystack right now focuses on applications requiring GPS-based geolocation of LoRaendpoints, but we also get questions on how to solve for location when GPS is unavailable. We are also working on time-based location of LoRa endpoints in support of new, decentralized blockchain initiatives, especially proof of location. First, if you don’t know …

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