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How IoT Developers can Benefit from the Combination of REST and MQTT Protocols

Executive Summary The rise of the cloud has accelerated the adoption of Internet of Things in consumer and enterprise segments. With storage and computing becoming affordable, data generated by various sensors and devices is aggregated, stored, processed, and analyzed by IoT platforms. Developers with the background of building mobile and web solutions are acquiring new skills to develop IoT solutions. They are learning to deal with new protocols designed for sensor networks and device communication. Protocols such as MQTT, CoAP, REST, and WebSockets are gaining popularity among the new breed of developers. Many IoT solutions depend on at least a …

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LPWA: Enabling Extreme Wildlife Tracking

1 Summary To protect threatened species, conservationists need to fully understand their behaviour and which habitats are key to their survival. To that end, Vodafone is working with the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) in Scotland to track the movements and health of harbour seals, which have suffered a precipitous drop in numbers in the past decade. Vodafone and the SMRU will explore the use new low power wide area (LPWA) connectivity to build up a comprehensive picture of the seals’ behaviour, help understand why the population is in decline and then take remedial action. Monitors attached to the seals …

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LPWA: Cost-Effective Care for the Environment

Summary As population growth and climate change increase demand for fresh water, governments, businesses and individuals are looking for more effective ways to monitor and combat pollution. On the Chattahoochee river, which supplies four million people with drinking water in the south of the U.S., AT&T and Ericsson are trialling low cost connected sensors that highlight how new mobile technologies could help safeguard the environment and the supply of vital natural resources, such as water. The innovative devices could enable local stakeholders to cost-effectively remotely monitor the temperature, the conductivity and the turbidity along the entire 430 miles of the …

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LPWA: Making Parking Smarter v4

1 Executive Summary As urbanisation continues apace and the number of cars on the roads rises steadily, finding a place to park can be a major headache for business and leisure travellers alike. If drivers knew in advance which spaces are vacant, they would spend less time and waste less fuel searching for a place to park. Using new low power wide area (LPWA) mobile technologies, it will become cost-effective for telecoms operators to relay real-time information on parking availability to drivers’ smartphones or dashboard computers. Deutsche Telekom has tested a prototype LPWA – based parking system on its campus …

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