Carnegie Mellon Builds an Open IoT Network and Participates in LoRaWAN Academy

Carnegie Mellon Builds an Open IoT Network and Participates in LoRaWAN Academy

Carnegie Mellon Builds an Open IoT Network and Participates in LoRaWAN Academy

The free OpenChirp, developed on LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN network, is available for students and scientists to develop groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

The LoRaWAN Academy, a comprehensive university program connecting next-generation engineers with LoRaWAN™-based low power wide area network technology for applied learning and advanced research, announced the participation of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the LoRaWAN Academy curriculum.

This participation is intended to drive and support universities and their students in learning more about Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) and the global LoRaWAN open standard.

By leveraging LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN open protocol, CMU developed its own network, OpenChirp, to educate its students in adopting cutting-edge technology to develop innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

CMU’s OpenChirp, an LPWAN network, is an open-source, completely free and crowd-sourced ecosystem for students, researchers and citizen scientists where they can collect and share LoRaWAN-based sensor data. Users can link in their own gateways to expand the network and easily register their LoRaWAN-based devices. OpenChirp enables users to explore different types of architectures and applications that can impact society. CMU is collaborating with other U.S. universities to host their own LoRaWAN-based services and share devices seamlessly across universities.

“Connecting sensors is often the most expensive and challenging part of a deployment especially when they are located in remote areas where data needs to travel long distances. By implementing battery-operated, low-powered LoRaWAN-based devices and the LoRaWAN protocol, OpenChirp demonstrates that it is feasible to scale low-powered sensing devices for use across large areas, like campuses, manufacturing plants or even cities,” said Anthony Rowe, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, who leads the OpenChirp project at CMU.

“At Carnegie Mellon, students are using OpenChirp to develop IoT applications including smart grid demand / response, air quality sensing, and a campus asset-tracking system.”

“The LoRaWAN Academy will help develop a new generation of engineers prepared to tackle the world’s toughest challenges with IoT technology,” said Jaap Groot, acting director of the LoRaWAN Academy. “As IoT becomes more prevalent and LoRa Technology is the defacto IoT platform, it will be important for universities to educate their students with technology that will help with their careers as well as develop new solutions for today’s challenges. Carnegie Mellon’s work is a prime example of the LoRaWAN-based projects that students can develop with LoRa Technology and the LoRaWAN open protocol.”

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Quectel Participates in Huawei Eco-Connect Europe 2017 to Showcase NB-IoT Modules

Quectel Participates in Huawei Eco-Connect Europe 2017 to Showcase NB-IoT Modules

Quectel Participates in Huawei Eco-Connect Europe 2017 to Showcase NB-IoT Modules

Quectel Wireless Solutions, a Huawei partner in the Internet of Things (IoT) field and a leading wireless module supplier, participated in Huawei Eco-Connect Europe 2017, October 26-27 in Berlin, and delivered speech on the topic of NB-IoT modules during the event.

Quectel has led the way to NarrowBand IoT by launching one of the world’s first NB-IoT modules compliant with 3GPP R13 standards in 2016, which features ultra-low power consumption, massive connectivity and enhanced network coverage.

Dominikus Hiel, Quectel’s EMEA VP, said:

“As Huawei’s only partner in the NB-IoT pre-commercial stage, Quectel has been actively engaged in relevant activities to enrich the NB-IoT ecosystem, which include technical specification, pilot projects, terminal R&D and testing, and certifications.”

Up to now, the company’s NB-IoT BC95 module, developed based on Huawei Hisilicon chipset and supporting band B5/B8/B20/B28, has been deployed in more than 400 NB-IoT projects around the globe, and offers low power connectivity and long-term longevity for smart metering, smoke detector, livestock management, smart lock and smart city.

Dominikus told that Quectel is currently collaborating with Huawei to keep progressing in the IoT field. The module vendor will launch a new variant of the BC95 module based on HiSilicon chipset in the fourth quarter of 2017, which targets global market and will support a full frequency band.

“Quectel is always willing to explore the thriving IoT market with partners across the industrial chain, including operators, local IoT device vendors and distributors, to accelerate the development of European IoT ecosystem. Huawei Eco-Connect Europe 2017 has provided us the platform to efficiently communicate,” according to Dominikus at a panel discussion of the event.

Huawei Eco-Connect Europe 2017, Huawei’s flagship event in Europe, was held at the City Cube, Berlin from October 26-27, under the motto Go Digital, Go Cloud. This leading ICT event is a Europe-wide platform created by Huawei bringing together key opinion leaders from industry, science, economy and society, partners, customers and citizens to exchange ideas, gain inspiration and explore together how to shape our digital future and realize new growth through digitization. For more information, please visit http://www.huaweiconnecteurope.com/

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