As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to revolutionize the way we connect and interact with our devices, there are a number of network options on which to build smart solutions. The most talked about Low Power Wide Area Networks (or LPWANs) are narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LoRaWAN®. Developed for long-range communication between devices and the Cloud using cellular infrastructure, NB-IoT is compatible with LTE mobile networks. LoRaWAN utilizes the sub-gigahertz unlicensed
Over the past few decades, a number of technological breakthroughs have made it easier for restaurants to ensure the safety of their food and thus the wellbeing of their customers. The biggest leap forward? Fully automated temperature monitoring, which eliminates many of the pitfalls that plague manual or partially automated processes. But what is it, how does it work, and why do restaurants need it? Go wireless for accurate 24/7 monitoring State-of-the-art automated temperat
Human comfort is determined by a combination of the effects of relative humidity and ambient temperature. When there is excess humidity in the air, our body's ability to cool itself through perspiration is inhibited. One way an air conditioner makes us feel cooler is by reducing the amount of moisture in the air. Maintaining indoor comfort at the right level can affect our health. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: "A review of the
We are proud to announce our partnership with machineQ. machineQ is a Comcast service and member of LoRa Alliance that leverages connected sensor, network and software technologies to enable innovative IoT solutions. machineQ has recently expand LoRaWAN coverage in more than 15 of the top U.S. metropolitan areas. Leveraging Comcast’s machineQ low power WAN and a cloud-based analytics platform, our intelligent web dashboard will provide real-time monitoring and automation solu
High velocity air conditioners (AC) work exactly the same way as a central air conditioner. Because the ducts used in a high-velocity system are so small, they won't require a lot of remodeling to accommodate them and they won't take up a lot of extra space in the home. According to the website energy.gov, "In an average air-conditioned home, air conditioning consumes more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, causing power plants to emit about 3,500 pounds of ca
When an Air Conditioning (AC) system is not working at its peak, that often becomes apparent in costs and comfort. Sometimes systems continue to provide comfort even when they are poorly maintained, however, although they usually cause higher (hidden) utility costs. How can air conditioning provide comfort if it is not working at its peak?
Once you have set the temperature on your thermostat, for instance, to 69°F, the thermostat will keep the AC unit running until the room
(Source: energy.gov) Air Conditioners use electric energy to transfer heat and humidity from the interior of your home or office to the relatively warmer outside environment. They employs the same operating principles and basic components as your home refrigerator. The basic concept is that a chemical called refrigerant, loops from inside the home to outside and back again, absorbing and casting out heat in the process. Simply put, the refrigerant comes into the home cold, it