H2O Degree
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With machineQ, H2O Degree Provides “Smart Metering at its Best”

A pioneer in the water utility IoT space, H2O Degree has a well-earned reputation for innovation. The company, which recently adopted machineQ as its IoT network, has used wireless technology to measure and track water and utility usage since its founding nearly 20 years ago, driving its standing as a “best in class” provider. Water

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The Global Impact of Sensoterra’s Smart Solution

How can we restore our planet’s forests while supporting ecosystems, and the communities that surround them, in challenging environments? With a little help from machineQ, Sensoterra and its parent organization, Land Life Company, are trying to solve that problem through the development of low-cost, IoT-driven irrigation methods. Founded in 2013, Land Life Company pioneered the

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How to Detect Connection Loss on a LoRaWAN™ Device, and Why it Matters

When writing a LoRaWAN™ end device’s firmware, one feature that often gets overlooked is connection loss detection and remediation. There are several reasons why an end device could land in this stranded state where it does not receive any downlink messages from the network, including: The device transitioned quickly between two gateways with channel maps

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Range Testing with Radio Bridge and machineQ

Radio Bridge and machineQ™, Comcast’s LoRaWAN™ IoT connectivity platform, have joined forces to create a sensor-to-cloud ecosystem including long-range sensors, IoT connectivity, and cloud-based management software. On Memorial Day of 2018, the team performed IoT signal range testing around the Denver area to see how these small, battery powered sensors with small integrated antennas perform

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Simplicity Rules at Radio Bridge

More than a decade ago, the founders of Radio Bridge were on the leading edge of connecting devices to cellular networks for machine-to-machine communications. In recent years with the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement, Radio Bridge founders Steve Kilts and Mike Fette identified a major issue in the industry: traditional cellular connectivity

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Why Choose LoRaWAN?

In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, choosing the right technology to wirelessly transmit packets of data is paramount. If your devices need to send small amounts of data over long distances without draining their batteries, you’ve probably heard of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). But what radio technology do you want to run

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PNI Utilizes the machineQ™ Network to Eliminate Parking Headaches

With more than 30 years of experience in location and motion tracking, PNI Sensor is well known for its hardware. In developing the PlacePod®, an IoT-enabled smart parking sensor, they delivered the whole package: a complete sensor system that utilizes the machineQ LoRaWAN™ network to share data about open parking spaces in real time. In

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IoT

How can machineQ Help You Convert Your Sensor Design to LoRaWAN?

Get started with Comcast’s IoT network today: machineQ offers a variety of resources to assist in migrating your sensor design to LoRaWAN. We highlighted the main steps to help you get started with your conversion process: Choose from our development tools to see if LoRa is right for you Evaluate your hardware and software design

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Understanding Dense IoT Networks

As part of machineQ’s ongoing commitment to service existing and new customers with our robust, secure IoT platform, we recently conducted an extensive study to evaluate the ability of our enterprise network to handle high amounts of sensor data traffic in a dense urban-deployment environment. We wanted to stress test our Network as a Service

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LPWAN for the Internet of Things

There are a number of competing implementation possibilities for the Internet of Things (IoT). This blog will examine the differences between the two most popular network types, Cellular and Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). Technically, local area wireless networking technologies like Wi-Fi, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Low Energy Bluetooth (BLE) are also available,

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