Your IoT connected assets - our Managed IoT Connectivity Platform

N/A | March 15, 2019

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The Vodafone Managed IoT Connectivity Platform is a powerful self-service delivery and management solution underpinned by patented technology, located at the heart of every Internet of Things (IoT) solution.

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LoopPay

Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, LoopPay is the most widely accepted mobile payment provider, empowering consumers to finally leave their physical wallets at home, today. LoopPay’s patented Magnetic Secure Transmission™ (MST) technology turns existing mag stripe readers into mobile contactless readers without any change or cost to merchants or their payment processors, enabling secure mobile payments at more than 10 million locations in the U.S. Consumers can select from an array of devices that match their phones and fit their lifestyles, including the LoopPay Fob, ChargeCase, CardCase and Card. In addition, all cards, including payment, gift, loyalty, reward and IDs, can be stored in one place via the LoopPay app, which offers utmost convenience and security, as all data is password and PIN-protected. LoopPay also encrypts and stores all card track data in secure memory within any device and is a Level One PCI Certified Payment Provider.

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The Importance of IoT Platforms Through the Eyes of an MVNO

Article | March 16, 2020

IoT has a massive scope and too many requirements that can leave even the best of telecom operators clueless. With exalted predictions in the near future (some estimate that IoT devices will cross the 40 billion mark by 2025), the pressure on IoT service providers is immense. There is a need to automate the management of connected devices and sensors, which is why a comprehensive IoT platform has become the need of the hour. Every single one of these platforms plays a huge role in the overall functioning of sensors and devices that form the entire IoT universe. An IoT platform serves as a middleware that connects devices/sensors. It contains an assortment of functions such as controllers and sensors, a communication network, a gateway device, translating and data analysis software along with end application services. IoT platforms are equipped to handle vast quantities of data, applications, subscribers, websites, sensors and devices, and at the same time triggers actions according to the input, in real-time.

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Smart Submeters And Their Key Benefits

Article | February 14, 2020

Energy management and efficiency utilization are the challenges for building owners, facility managers, and tenants. With the traditional metering solutions, building owners can’t measure accurate consumptions, usage patterns, and downtimes. It is simple: You can’t manage if you can’t measure. Building owners and tenants have been speculating about bettering and changing their approach to optimize energy consumption by deploying smart submeters. In contrast to traditional electrical meter, a smart submeter is infused with network connectivity features to upload the data. They track, monitor, measure, and upload data to servers for real-time visibility. Earlier building owners used to bill according to the space occupied by the tenants. Think about inaccurate billing – have you ever seen a bill that confused you?

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Which IoT Applications will Benefit Most from Edge Computing?

Article | March 2, 2020

Edge computing refers to information being processed at the edge of the network, rather than being sent to a central cloud server. The benefits of edge computing include reduced latency, reduced costs, increased security and increased business efficiency. Transferring data from the edge of a network takes time, particularly if the data is being collected in a remote location. While the transfer may usually take less than a second, glitches in the network or an unreliable connection may increase the time required. For some IoT applications, for example, self-driving cars, even a second may be too long. Imagine a security camera that’s monitoring an empty hallway. There’s no need to send hours of large video files of an empty hallway to a cloud server (where you will need to pay to store them). With edge computing, the video could be sent to the cloud only if there is movement detected in the hallway.

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An Introduction to IoT Sensors

Article | March 5, 2020

This post will cover various important sensors that are possibilities for an IoT deployment. Sensors are the backbone of any IoT deployment. They gather information and provide software with sensory information it needs to achieve its full potential. In addition, this post will go over considerations and decision-making for selecting sensors in an IoT deployment. Often times, a single sensor is not the best implementation, a suite of sensors can gather more data and even affect behavior for other sensors. In many cases, more than one sensor is necessary to perform the IoT deployment’s function. Sensors are just as critical to every IoT application as the internet. Imagine Alexa or Google Home without a microphone: it wouldn’t work. People wouldn’t be able to interact with the device, or it would need some other kind of sensor such as a keyboard to obtain input from a user.

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Spotlight

LoopPay

Founded in 2012 in Boston, MA, LoopPay is the most widely accepted mobile payment provider, empowering consumers to finally leave their physical wallets at home, today. LoopPay’s patented Magnetic Secure Transmission™ (MST) technology turns existing mag stripe readers into mobile contactless readers without any change or cost to merchants or their payment processors, enabling secure mobile payments at more than 10 million locations in the U.S. Consumers can select from an array of devices that match their phones and fit their lifestyles, including the LoopPay Fob, ChargeCase, CardCase and Card. In addition, all cards, including payment, gift, loyalty, reward and IDs, can be stored in one place via the LoopPay app, which offers utmost convenience and security, as all data is password and PIN-protected. LoopPay also encrypts and stores all card track data in secure memory within any device and is a Level One PCI Certified Payment Provider.

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