We believe in a wireless future with secure, stable, and robust connectivity. Many potential “connected things” are located in remote or hard to reach areas, at long distances from the next cellular base station or in shielded areas, such as deep within buildings or underground structures. When there is coverage, it is often poor and requires the device transmitter to operate at high power, draining the battery. Additionally, cellular networks are not optimized for applications that only transmit small amounts of infrequent data. Further, the existing cellular standards don’t support power saving capabilities, which makes these standards unsuitable for inexpensive devices that require battery lives of several years.
NB-IoT is well suited for monitoring gas and water meters, via regular and small data transmissions. Network coverage is a key issue in smart metering rollouts. Meters have a very strong tendency to turn up in difficult locations, such as in cellars, deep underground or in remote rural areas. NB-IoT has excellent coverage and penetration to address this issue.
NB-IoT connected sensors can send alerts about building maintenance issues and perform automated tasks, such as light and heat control. NB-IoT can also act as the backup for the building broadband connection. Some security solutions may even use LPWA networks to connect sensors directly to the monitoring system, as this configuration is more difficult for an intruder to disable as well as easier to install and maintain.
NB-IoT can help local government control street lighting, determine when waste bins need emptying, identify free parking spaces, monitor environmental conditions, and survey the condition of roads.
Futura-Tec can Design, Manufacture and Produce NB-IoT chip and module. We can also, design our chip and modules compatible with any band and get 3GPP confirmation from cell operator.
NB-IoT will provide wearable devices with their own long-range connectivity, which is particularly beneficial for people and animal tracking. Similarly, NB-IoT can also be used for health monitoring of those suffering from chronic or age-related conditions.
NB-IoT connectivity will offer farmers tracking possibilities, so the sensor containing a NB-IoT module can send an alert if an animal’s movement is out of ordinary. Such sensors could be used to monitor temperature and humidity of soil and in general to keep track of attributes of land, pollution, noise, rain and etc.