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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

Wireless IoT Network Communications: Now and into the Future

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With a focus on public and private network communication options, Michael Finegan reviews cellular and long range RF solutions—LoRa, Sigfox, Ingenu, and NB IOT—and compare link budget, bandwidth, and power efficiency. In addition to the physical characteristics, Michael explores the positioning of various technologies in the marketplace and deployment types, employing aggregation methods that use gateways and concentrators which allow companies to process data locally. Discover at what point LPWA topology needs to transition from a campus-area network to a macro network. Learn about specific pre-certified system-on-modules and how to deploy them within a hybrid network. Review the important role that microcontrollers play in developing solutions and how various controllers impact the overall power consumption. Understand how to use scripts and applications to process data on the network edge, allowing devices to create actionable data, versus packet forwarding to the cloud. At end of this session, Michael shares best practices about how to leverage crowdsourcing platforms to move quickly from prototype to production.

Michael Finegan

Business development director for MultiTech Michael Finegan is a leading technical design consultant and public speaker, focused on engineering, design, and commercialization of embedded systems for the Internet of Things. His eighteen years of experience in designing enterprise-wide area networks and cloud infrastructures have helped hundreds of customers and partners deploy thousands of devices. Michael specializes in designing wireless topologies and implementing machine-to-machine and IoT solutions.