100% Focus On Wireless IoT Technologies!
On this page you will find an overview of the various different wireless IoT technologies in focus! We are here to provide clarity!
Wireless sensors record physical or chemical properties in their environment. These include measured values such as temperature, humidity, pressure or pH value. The recorded data is transmitted via radio - for example, via RFID, LPWAN, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Active sensors generate the radio signal themselves. Passive sensors, on the other hand, have components that are activated by externally supplied energy.
The localization of load carriers, vehicles, machines, tools or people is essential for the digital mapping of production and logistics. Different radio technologies offer positioning and navigation inside and outside of rooms. These include ultra-wideband (UWB), radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless local area network (WLAN) and low-power wide area networks (LPWAN). Applications can be found in process automation, discrete manufacturing, augmented reality, maintenance and repair, and logistics processes.
LoRaWAN: How is the LoRaWAN radio standard defined?
LoRaWAN is the MAC layer protocol that controls the communication between LoRa devices and gateways. LoRaWAN applications operate in globally and regionally different frequency ranges of the ISM band and the SRD band. In Europe, the frequency band from 433.05 to 434.79 MHz (ISM band region 1) and from 863 to 870 MHz (SRD band Europe) is released for LoRaWAN communication. In North America, the frequency band from 902 to 928 MHz (ISM band region 2) is available for use.
OPC UA: for the interface between IT and OT
OPC UA provides a secure, open, IEC-based framework with the ability to model and securely transport data. OPC UA also enables the integration of enabling technologies such as 5G, IEEE's TSN or Ethernet APL and SPE.
In robotics, the physical world is captured using the principles of information technology and transferred into kinetically feasible machines. Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science, especially the field of artificial intelligence, are the individual disciplines of robotics.
Sensor technology enables the robot to monitor itself and communicate with the environment. Image processing systems with cameras or lasers, triangulation sensors, light barrier functions, ultrasonic sensors and RFID readers are all part of this.
omlox is an open and interoperable standard that is revolutionizing real-time locating. The result is an ecosystem of providers and solutions that finally makes industrial locating widely available. With omlox, products from different manufacturers can be networked together in a core zone and various locating technologies (ex. UWB, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5G, RFID, and BLE) can be easily connected, all for the first time. omlox works with open interfaces to guarantee interoperable use.
Wirepas Mesh: The core of the Wirepas technology is ‘decentralized’ operations
We distribute all network management tasks to each device in the network. Devices are smart enough to make all decisions locally. Based on the local measurements, they decide how to form, maintain and operate the network. Every device can be a router at any time. They can send and receive data in the network. Because routers can also be power-efficient, they can be run on batteries. Batteries make network deployment as easy as sticking devices to an asset, a wall, or a container. With years of battery life.
The letters RFID are the abbreviation for the English term "Radio Frequency Identification". The translation is "identification by means of radio waves" or "radio recognition". In concrete terms, RFID refers to a contactless exchange of sensor-generated data by means of radio waves. Data transmission with RFID requires no visual contact between the RFID transponder and the RFID read/write unit.
RFID systems are enablers for the automation of production processes, the real-time capability of sensor data, the creation of digital twins and transparency in logistics chains.
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mioty is a software based low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) protocol that was developed to overcome today’s and future wireless connectivity limitations. With its best-in-class reliability and scalability, mioty is designed for massive industrial and commercial IoT deployments.
According to a BCG report, the most important AI use cases in the manufacturing industry are: Intelligent, self-optimizing machines that automate production processes. Forecasting efficiency losses for better planning. Detecting quality defects to facilitate predictive maintenance.
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a data transmission standard based on RFID technology. The frequency is set at 13.56 MHz. NFC data exchange takes place over short distances of a few centimeters with a maximum data transmission rate of 424 kbps.
ORM technologies include barcodes, data matrix codes (2D), optical character recognition (OCR), vision systems (camera), and biometric identification. The term 'code' in barcode and data matrix code stands for representation of data in the form of binary symbols such as bars or dots. The codes are used as information carriers for various applications.
LPWAN: LoRaWAN at the Core of a Smart City
There is no single low-power wide area network technology. Behind the abbreviation LPWAN are different power-saving WAN technologies. What all LPWAN technologies have in common is that they cover a large range of distances while consuming significantly less power than cellular-based WAN technologies. LPWAN can be based on licensed or unlicensed frequencies and communicate with both proprietary and open standards.
LPWAN includes, for example, Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN), Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) or Massive IoT applications (Mioty). The diversity of available technologies on the market raises the question of which technology represents the best compromise between performance, network coverage and cost. The answer is that it depends on the use case.
The future of industrial interoperability is based on the secure transmission of data. The interfaces between OT (operational technology)- and IT (information technology) must function interoperably. This applies to all levels - from the sensor to the cloud. Interoperable data transfer is the essential key to successful digitization.
End-to-end data transfer is based on standardized horizontal data communication. Standardization leads to the harmonization of the process and factory industry as a whole. AI applications and robotics technologies can be efficiently integrated into harmonized processes.
The 5G network has been under construction in Germany since 2019. The KPIs of 4G have been enhanced to enable ultra-low latency (delays) of 1 ms and 99.9 percent availability of communications services. Peak data rates of 20 Gbps, which is up to 20 times faster than 4G, can be achieved. Up to 1 million devices per square kilometer can be handled by a 5G network without performance degradation.
IoT Pixel: At the heart of the WIliot Platform are IoT Pixels.
Low-cost tags the size of a postage stamp for seamless manufacturing into just about anything. IoT Pixels continuously collect data about the world around them and are powered by harvesting radio frequency energy, or a thin printed battery. IoT Pixels transmissions are secure, with encrypted data transfer and access control protocols, and can be read via existing Bluetooth devices.
UWB: The First Choice for RTLS and Smart Homes
Ultra-wideband is a short-range radio technology (frequency range between 3.1 and 10.6 gigahertz). It is used, for example, to replace cable-based connections between computers and peripheral devices. Wireless transmission of audio or video signals between multimedia devices is also possible. The maximum data rate is 480 megabits per second. The transmission power is usually less than one milliwatt.
BLE: A Power-Saving Variant of Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Bluetooth Low Energy is a radio standard that was developed in 2009. With BLE, devices or beacons can communicate with each other over a distance of more than 50 meters. In contrast to "classic" Bluetooth, BLE consumes less power and is less expensive. BLE is not suitable for transmitting large amounts of data because the transmission rate is relatively low.