Updates on LPWAN

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: MP Divakar
Organizer: MP Divakar / Sameer Herlekar

Session Abstract:Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) is a type of wireless telecommunication wide area network designed to allow long range communications at low bit rates. Ideally suited to connected objects such as sensors and things operating on battery power and communicating at low bit rates, the foregoing two characteristics distinguish LPWAN from the wireless WAN used for IT functions. The two main categories of LPWANs are cellular and the wireless WANs operating in the unlicensed bands (169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz (EU) and 915 MHz (N. America). Among the unlicensed wireless WANs, Sigfox and LoRaWAN appear to have market traction though there are others like Ingenu, NB IoT, Weightless, etc.

IEEE Comsoc SCV is pleased to present a speaker from Multitech who will address the topic of open and flexible LoRaWAN.

Speaker: Michael Finegan

Bio: Michael Finegan, Director of IoT Business Development at Multitech, is a leading technical design consultant and public speaker focused on engineering, design, and commercialization of embedded systems for the “Internet of Things." His 19 years of experience in designing Enterprise Wide Area Networks and Cloud infrastructures has helped hundreds of customers and partners deploy thousands of devices. Michael is the IoT Business Development Director for MultiTech (a hardware platform provider for the IoT industry). Michael specializes in designing wireless and wire line WAN (wide area network) topologies and implementing machine-to-machine and IoT solutions. He has led a team of scientists and engineers at the M2M collaboration center, creating new trusted gateway solutions, identity management systems, and cellular/meshed sensor-based solution prototypes. Michael has filed several patent applications and is the patent author for Egress management of cellular- based geotagging of user data. Michael graduated from Saint Mary’s College in California with a degree in Business Administration and Management.

Title: Open and Flexible LoRaWAN

Abstract: In this talk, Michael Finegan will focus on LPWAN solutions including cellular and long range RF; including LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ingenu, and NB IOT, and compare link budget, bandwidth, and power efficiency. In addition to the physical characteristics, he will discuss how various technologies are positioned in the marketplace and will talk about deployment types, utilizing aggregation methods that use gateways and concentrators, allowing companies to process data locally. Discover at what point the LPWA topology needs to transition from a campus area network to a macro network.