UWB is a radio technology that can use a very low energy level for short-range, high-bandwidth communications over a large portion of the radio spectrum.
LoRa is radical VHF/UHF 2-way wireless spread spectrum data modulation approach that has recently been developed & trademarked (™) by Semtech - a long established (1960) US multinational electronics firm. Most recent applications target sensor data collection, precision locating (10 cm accuracy) and tracking applications.
UWB applications are especially useful for indoor navigation in light of inability of GPS to penetrate heavy concrete structures such as office buildings and parking structures.
In more detail: How UWB Works
LoRaWAN is a cloud-based media access control (MAC) layer protocol but acts mainly as a network layer protocol for managing communication between LPWAN gateways and end-node devices as a routing protocol, maintained by the LoRa Alliance.
Devices in the network are asynchronous and transmit when they have data available to send. Data transmitted by an end-node device is received by multiple gateways, which forward the data packets to a centralized network server. The network server filters duplicate packets, performs security checks, and manages the network. Data is then forwarded to application servers. The technology shows high reliability for the moderate load.
This technology is already here and is bringing the next generation of connectivity, making Internet of Things business models more relevant and achievable by lowering costs of maintaining devices and ensuring reliable and efficient connectivity.
Cat M1 is a technology that is released over 4G LTE and functions on a 1.4 MHz (reduced from 20 MHz) spectrum, has a transmit power of 20 dBm, and provides average upload speeds between 200 kpbs and 400 kpbs. This technology can extend battery life, potentially by up to 10 years.
Our UWB projects are able to provide position of tagged objects and people with accuracy of less than 10 cm (4").
We are able to deliver this data to both to local PCs and to the Cloud MQTT Brokers over MQTT protocol. We are also able to deliver the data over LoRaWAN and CAT-M1 providing triple communication redundancy and complementing availability of each communication network.
Our LoRaWAN projects connect sensors through LoRa modems and LoRa Gateways to IoT Platforms such as PyBytes and The Things Network (TTN). Through these Platforms we provide device management and Internet connection to devices located in places without Internet coverage.
Our CAT-M1 projects connect sensors through CAT-M1 modems to LTE Antennas and Satellites tunneling TCPIP based protocols through 4G LTE CAT-M1. We are able to use almost any cellular carrier through universal SIM cards and provide customers management capabilities of their devices through Hologram network.
Our software development capabilities include C/C++, C#, WCF, Python at Desktop level and high-level Web scripting and protocols for Web Services. It also include C and MicroPython capabilities at micro-controller level.