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protocols

Webinar on wireless protocols in commercial lighting

Our webinar on wireless protocols in commercial lighting is in the books. We hope you enjoyed the presentation of our CTO Simon Slupik and found the provided information valuable. Many thanks to our moderator, John Bullock, and to the entire… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network maintenance

Having analyzed some of the crucial factors determining the robustness of a commercial smart lighting network, we’ll now look at the issues related to network maintenance. A list of tasks that need to be performed in order to keep a… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network robustness #3

We continue our series on wireless communication in commercial lighting environment, and this is the third – and last – blogpost covering the issue of network robustness. This time we’ll discuss multicasting, data packet size, payload, overhead and frequency hopping,… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network robustness #2

This is the second part of our blogpost on network robustness in commercial smart lighting systems. In the previous episode, we explained why commercial settings pose such a challenge for low-power wireless communication protocols designed for the IoT. We also… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment: Network robustness #1

Our expectations towards connected LEDs in commercial settings have grown to epic proportions. In the IoT era, lights are supposed not only to make a number of autonomous decisions based on real-time data from a dense network of sensors, but… Continue Reading →

Wireless communication in commercial lighting environment – what matters and what makes a difference

We’re about to kick off a new series of blogposts on wireless communication in commercial smart lighting environment. The last time we dealt with the leading low-power communication standards for the IoT, we reviewed them one by one, thoroughly analyzing… Continue Reading →

10 things you didn’t know about Bluetooth

Four years have passed since Bluetooth Smart was introduced, but there is still a lot of confusion in the market about what it is capable of, and what applications it fits. That’s why after reviewing Bluetooth in our “Wireless protocols… Continue Reading →

Bluetooth: A technology in transition

This is yet another episode of the “Wireless protocols showdown”, and this time we are reviewing Bluetooth, or to be more precise, Bluetooth Smart. The history of the original Bluetooth standard started back in 1994, which makes such dinosaurs as… Continue Reading →

Silvair’s news roundup: a massive glimpse into the future

Welcome to another edition of Silvair’s IoT and smart lighting news roundup. This time we have some massive news that we believe will shape the smart building automation segment over the coming years. Let’s see what the future holds. * Bluetooth… Continue Reading →

THREADing the way through a connected home

Wireless communication protocols reviewed by us so far have been around for quite a while. All of them were introduced to the market when expectations and hype surrounding the IoT and connected spaces were nowhere near as big as they… Continue Reading →

Silvair’s selection of 3 hottest IoT stories of recent days

Welcome to the very first edition of Silvair’s IoT and smart lighting news roundup. We have launched this series to keep our customers and readers updated on what’s going on in the smart lighting segment and the broader IoT industry…. Continue Reading →

Wireless protocols showdown: ZigBee – is the sting still sharp?

In the previous episode of our series, it turned out that riding the Z-Wave might not get you too far if you are a customer or manufacturer looking for a totally predictable wireless communication technology that can be relied upon… Continue Reading →

Wireless protocols showdown: Riding the Z-Wave

Our review continues, and this time we’ll look at one of the flagship home automation technologies of the past decade. Unlike the previously reviewed Wi-Fi, Z-Wave was designed specifically for home automation applications. It’s a low-power wireless communication protocol developed… Continue Reading →

Wireless protocols showdown: Why not Wi-Fi?

As promised, with this episode we’ll start reviewing each of the leading connectivity solutions one by one, sharing the lessons we’ve learned while exploring their capabilities and limitations. And what else could we start with but Wi-Fi, arguably the most globally… Continue Reading →

Wireless protocols showdown (2)

Part 2: Can we talk? First things first. What are communication protocols and why do we need them to make our homes and offices smart? Simply put, a protocol is a set of predefined rules that are followed by two… Continue Reading →

Wireless protocols showdown (1)

Part 1: In pursuit of interoperability   Companies venturing into the IoT marketplace are facing some difficult choices. One of the crucial decisions they need to make relates to the wireless communication technology their future smart products will employ. At… Continue Reading →

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