Tag Archives: DASH7

OpenTag and DASH7

Its good to see DASH7 back in the news. Today Daily Wireless writes about the OpenTag project. You can download a slide show (PDF) to go along with the webinar at the DASH7 website, but OpenTag is an open source library and demo application for implementing ISO 18000-7 on embedded hardware, is now available in beta. OpenTag is written entirely in C and can be ported to 8, 16, or 32 bit platforms.

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Mobile Venture Capital

A new report on GigaomPro (subscription required) looks at the venture capital environment for mobile and wireless companies. This first chart shows the total VC investing from Q3 09 to Q2 10. The report cites two main factors that are driving VC investments, smartphone penetration and the Internet of Things. The first one is no […]

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Cisco buys Arch Rock

Cisco continues its push towards smart grid technology with the announced purchase of Arch Rock. From Gigaom: “With the acquisition of Arch Rock, Cisco will now own a wireless mesh network technology product that can connect smart meters to utilities’ control stations and could link up to its other building automation services, its box for […]

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DASH7 – long range, low power

As developments in telematics, the smart grid and the Internet of Things move forward one single thing becomes critical: sensors.  In order for something to be a “smart” device it needs to be able to communicate data upstream to some type of data aggregation framework and to other sensors. As I have learned over the […]

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Apple, NFC and DASH7

Apple’s recent hire of a long time NFC expert could signal that wireless mobile payments are going to get another try.  I have been writing about NFC since 2005 so I am not going to get too excited yet.  Many companies, including Nokia and Visa have trialed NFC phones and readers but so far the […]

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