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Internet of Business Covers Launch of LoRa-Based Dev Kit

August 24, 2016 / LoRA, standards, IoT / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

The LoRaWAN-connected dev kit was launched by LoRa Alliance members Semtech, Libelium and Loriot on August 11th. Following the announcement, Internet of Business published an article on the news which featured insight from InterDigital’s Jim Nolan, EVP, IoT Solutions.  

The LoRaWAN-connected dev kit is optimized for smart city, smart security, smart environment and smart agriculture applications as stated in the article. Internet of Business discusses how the creation of the development kit is a great example of how companies within the LoRa Alliance are working together to create complete solutions that are accessible to individuals, schools and companies of all sizes.  The article addresses the topic of lock-in avoidance and includes a quote from Red Hat’s Russell Doty cautioning against proprietary IoT interfaces.  

A recent Machina Research study, commissioned by InterDigital, took a look at the impact of a fragmented proprietary approach versus a standards-based approach to IoT. The study uncovered that open standards in IoT deployments could accelerate growth by 27 percent and reduce deployment costs by 30 percent by 2025.  

However, there’s a plethora of connectivity options today for engineers and application developers working on products and systems for the IoT, including LoRaWan. So which standard will become dominant? The potential dominance of any standard for IoT will depend significantly on particular use cases and applications, as explained by Jim Nolan to Internet of Business.  

Click here to read the full article, or visit The Vault to learn more about InterDigital’s role in IoT.