Low Power Wide Area Network
Master the challenges of the new Internet of Things (IoT) with a solution from G&D
Within the next couple of years, billions of devices will be connected. Studies vary between 20 and 200 billion devices in 2020. Independent of the study you may believe in, it will in any case be a huge number. The kind and the number of new applications and the areas and industries where the internet of things will show up are nearly endless. Machines will be connected to machines and will start “learning” from one another. According to Eurosmart, the main areas of employment for IoT will be;
- consumer electronics
- smart manufacturing
- smart cities
- connected cars
- connected home
- smart transport and traffic
- connected health
As a result from the huge amount of new applications and as recent press releases have already shown, these devices are also becoming more and more the target of fraudsters. It is therefore essential that privacy and security (authenticity, confidentiality and integrity) issues are resolved and that these aspects are considered from the very beginning in the architecture of the systems.
To set up your system from the very beginning with security and privacy in mind, G&D having a 160+ year’s history in security is offering consultancy services, secure key management system and Over-the-Air (OTA) management throughout the lifetime of these devices. Data can be shared between the objects in an end-to-end encrypted way with no possibility for fraudsters to steal data or interrupt communication.
Within the IoT traditional 2G / 3G / 4G technologies can be used, but due to new requirements of many applications, also new technologies supporting low power, but wide area networks (LPWAN) are needed to efficiently let sensors, machines etc. communicate with central servers.
Securing workers in mines
Together with industry giants like Microsoft and Intel, ROBBIoT and G&D have realized a project in Brazil, where they provide a LoRa based IoT module that protects workers in hazardous areas like mines from accidents. This is the first project in the world that has used additional security beyond the pure standard for critical infrastructures deployments.Read more
Together with Microsoft, Intel and ROBBIoT, G&D secures the lives of workers in mines in Brazil. This project is based on LoRa compliant sensors in life safer vests.
G&D explains LPWAN
The 6 most important things you have to know about LPWANDownload [PDF, 0.85 MB]
Tele2 IoT Challenge
March 29, 2017, Gothenburg, SwedenRead more