NWave Explains How it Provides More Economical, Efficient M2M Technology

By Ed Silverstein March 19, 2014

NWave provides an integrated machine-to-machine (M2M) narrowband communications platform – at a time when interest in M2M tech is extensive and growing.

“We’re not just making the software, we’re not just making the hardware, we’re just not making the cloud-based interface, we’re doing all of those things together,” Jonathan Wiggin, NWave’s CEO, told a recent audience of attendees at ITEXPO Miami.

He explained that M2M communications needs an economical and efficient data-gathering solution. “There are a lot of technologies out there,” he said. “However there are downsides.” Examples of the downsides are the low range, such as with ZigBee, which means there is a need for more base stations, Wiggin explained.

That is not the case with NWave. “We have got high-range … ten miles plus, energy efficient, low-cost, integrated narrowband machine-to-machine platform,” Wiggin said. That means 10-mile coverage from a single base station in an urban setting – and much higher on an open terrain.

Another plus is the ten-year battery life. The solutions are economical, as well, and are much cheaper to operate than with alternatives. In addition, when it comes to competing technology such as GSM and 3G, they use a lot of energy and installation can be expensive.

NWave’s technology is found in utility meters, fire alarms and home security technology. End users include consumers, water companies, municipal governments, utilities and home security companies. In the case of water companies, the technology can actually provide hourly readings.

“Each of these interfaces is individually tailored to the users’ needs,” Wiggin said. “You got the data you need, in a way you want to see it.”

Looking ahead, the company expects to increase range even more and provide a system of advanced geo-positioning services.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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