There has been the talk of the 2G shutdown for a few years now. Some insist that moving directly to 4G LTE is better, since the longevity of 3G is uncertain. Additionally, traditional carriers’ primary focus is to deploy 4G LTE rather than expand any coverage of 3G HSPA. Therefore, one thing is certain: you will need to swap out your AT&T 2G devices by January 1, 2017, since US carriers are facing a spectrum crisis that will force them to re-farm 2G GSM spectrum for use by 4G LTE. Just in time, Aeris has created an easy-to-use calculator to help you plan your 2G exchange. Customers must carefully balance their product lifecycle, device cost, and market deployment requirements to select the correct technology for their M2M application. To determine how fast you need to switch out your devices, enter your information into the 2G Swap Calculator to get started.
Many electric distribution utilities are investing in distribution automation applications as part of their grid modernization strategies. Distribution Automation applications play a critical role in improving reliability, efficiency, asset utilization and performance of the power delivery system and can be broadly classified into 4 major categories – Routine Operational Efficiency, Management of Peak Loads, Prediction of Equipment Failure, and System Restoration after Failure Occurs.
Next week, March 2-5, the GSMA is expecting 90,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which is an increase from the 85,000 attendees in 2014. Those attendees will see 2,000 exhibiting companies filling 100,000 square meters of exhibition halls – that is nearly 20 times larger than the White House. It’s pretty clear: in the mobile industry, anyone who is anyone will be at Mobile World Congress next week.
With the transformative potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming increasingly apparent, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron asked the government’s Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport to make recommendations to ensure that the U.K. will take a leadership role in IoT.
Walport recently visited Aeris to discuss his report, “The Internet of Things: Making the Most of the Second Digital Revolution.”
Walport told Aeris executives that the report seeks to strike a balance between encouraging innovation and taking into consideration privacy and security issues that arise when a billion devices are connected to the Internet and transmit information.