Author: Connected World

Is the future of smart-home control local or centralized—or is there a third option? Residential homes will change more during the next couple of decades than they did during the hundreds of years preceding them. This is according to Jonathan Collins, research director at ABI Research, who explains further by saying that homes will expand in capability, function, and activity, thereby reflecting the wider global needs of the planet, economies, societies, and individuals. The homes themselves will not do this on their own, of course; it’ll be the people living within them who drive the change, and they will do…

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LoRa and cellular—better together? A new acquisition brings two powerhouse technologies together for the good of the IoT (Internet of Things). Early this month, Semtech announced it will acquire Sierra Wireless, and the two companies say together they’ll offer the ultra-low power benefits of LoRa alongside the higher bandwidth capabilities of cellular. How might this acquisition—or, on a bigger scale, the combination of LoRa and 5G—enable innovation and growth for the IoT? According to Research and Markets, the LoRa and LoRaWAN (long-range wide area network) devices market will reach $6.2 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth…

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