With the introduction of a category 1 LTE chipset solution targeting ultra low-cost and low-power applications including wearables and M2M, Sequans’ Calliope LTE Platform is addressing the market for highly-cost-sensitive devices that don’t require the high throughput of its Colibri solution.
I particularly like one of the definitions for the word “swarm” that can be found in the Merriam Webster dictionary: “A large number of animate or inanimate things massed together and usually in motion.” Swarms of individual animals, such as birds, can attain incredible mass, involving thousands moving in lockstep with each other.
A new generation of platforms designed to support the forecasted massive growth of the IoT (Internet of Things) emerged this year, and these platforms shake up the traditional view of how M2M/IoT platforms operate. Just last month, in my December 2014 column, “M2M and Internet FAQs,” I described our industry’s time-worn strategy of abstracting device connectivity into device management and application enablement platforms.
Cyber breaches continually dominate the headlines with no end in sight. Target retail stores started the wave during peak holiday shopping in the end of the 2013.
Each day, thousands of new devices are connected to the IoT (Internet of Things) including cars, home thermostats, smart meters, medical devices, and much more. These connected devices are transforming and improving our lives, and at the same time, opening potential access points for a variety of cyber security threats.
As a regular reader of my column you know that I have been talking about cybersecurity a lot during the past 18 months, and with reason. Sadly, corporate security breaches have reached an all-time high.
LTE continues to gain a stronger foothold in automotive, healthcare, wearables, energy, and the list goes on. As companies continue to prepare for the next big wave and the leading carriers look to sunset their legacy 2G and 3G networks for a more robust global standard, single-mode chipmakers and M2M/IoT providers are tapping into their devices.