Thus far, the possibility to collect data from a variety of sensors has been limited. The challenges are multiple - they require a constant stream of electricity, it doesn't work because there isn't a data network available, or the solution is simply just too expensive.
NB-IoT and LTE-M are technologies that revolutionize how we interact with the Internet of Things. They are networks that were specifically created for different devices to be able to communicate with one another. Among the largest of the improvements of these technologies are power efficiency, extended coverage, high connection density and low cost. Currently operators around the world have already or plan to offer these technologies to their clients - this is the time to make use of the available opportunities.
In early January of 2019, LMT were the first in the Baltics to have launched the NB-IoT network. Together with this event, we have also begun to test an IoT sensor gateway that can be retrofitted to sensors that have until now functioned on the GSM, 3G, 4G, LoRa, and other networks. This IoT sensor gateway functions on both NB-IoT and LTE-M networks and supports both digital and analog sensor connections. Additionally, this power-efficient IoT sensor gateway is equipped with GPS, gyroscope and temperature sensors. The IoT sensor gateway is small, moisture resistant, and easy to set up. The user-friendly IoT platform makes it easy to adjust to different use cases and client needs.
We've worked with one of the leading electronic system development and manufacturing companies in Nordic and Baltic countries, HansaMatrix, to create the IoT sensor gateway. If you want to be part of this project or if you want to test the IoT sensor gateway, we'll be happy to hear from you!