At Teleron we work hard to make sure we have a large pool of developers, enterprise clients and training tools to build something that works for almost any use case. That’s why we offer a combination of at least four networks to choose from when creating your next project. The networks we offer are WiFi, Bluetooth, LoRa and LTE.
WiFi is the world’s most widely used local-area wireless networking technology. More than half of internet users connect via WiFi, and there are more WiFi-enabled devices than people. It’s a great solution for any IoT project, from large-scale applications to hobby home applications.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances, from fixed and mobile devices to creating Personal area networks (PAN). It is one of the most used wireless data exchange networks in the world and is a feature expected from devices.
Wifi + Bluetooth
WiFi and Bluetooth are great networking options if your project includes connected homes, businesses or other nearby areas. While Bluetooth is great for exchanging data over short distances, such as a few rooms away, WiFi can travel up to several kilometers further.
For example, like connecting your smartphone to a temperature control in your home, Bluetooth would be great in this case because it can establish direct connections between devices without the need for a hotspot. On the other hand, if you want to work in a large complex, WiFi may be a better option as it can work from one or more access points to create a wider network.
LoRa is Low Power Wide Area Network (Low Power Wide Area Network), which is a great network to use for your IoT projects. Used by many platforms including but not limited to LoRa, ThingsConnected and The Things Network. LoRa uses unlicensed sub-Gigahertz radio frequency bands such as 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz (Europe), and 915 MHz (North America).
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is commonly referred to as Cellular (in the IoT world). Specifically, it refers to the LTE CT-M1, which operates using existing LTE infrastructure to send lower frequency waves. NB-IoT stands for Narrow Band Internet of Things, which uses unused low frequency channels as they can only send small amounts of data. It can be deployed as a new software addition to the existing LTE infrastructure.