On March 9th, I attended an interesting event at the University of Texas at Dallas which was presented by Ingenu. The smart folks from Ingenu were there to talk about the “Machine Network”.
Dallas-Ft. Worth is about to receive a cutting edge network that will change the way the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications will be delivered. The network will be called the “Machine Network” and will be a public network that is totally dedicated to machine-only communications.
The Machine Network will be much like a cellular network but will not have any Smartphone or voice traffic on it. It will be optimized for communications with devices/objects/equipment only, operate on a battery that will last at least 10 years and be a low cost network. Ingenu have been perfecting the technology since 2008 with utilities and oil & gas companies customers guiding their focus and improvements (35+ private networks worldwide).
The Machine Network is comprised of:
- Access points that broadcast RPMA wireless signal
- Modules that receive the signal from the access points
- The RPMA signal itself
Ingenu is expecting that the Machine Network will be the world’s largest IoT-dedicated network by the end of 2016.
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