Digital Northampton held one of its events introducing ‘new and emerging digital technologies’ at the University of Northampton featuring, on this occasion, ELTRES, a Sony LPWAN technology. Introduced by Stephen Westley of local Internet of Things (IoT) specialists IRIS IoT Solutions, Sony gave a brief presentation of its new technology and outlined the possibilities that it offers to an audience drawn from the local business community, local government and academia. LPWAN – Low Power Wide Area Network – is the essential backbone to IoT, connecting the millions (trillions going forward!!) of sensors that form the ground base to this global phenomenon, transmitting the data onwards for processing and decision-making and readily integrating with other technologies to create ‘perfect’ digital environments. And with ELTRES, Sony believes that they have developed a technology that outperforms all others -consuming nine times less power than similar technologies (giving device life expectancies of more than ten years), which, in perfect test conditions, has demonstrated a reach of some 300km (and even in congested, urban environments more than 10km) and all at a cost that is attractive to the many sectors for which it is highly suited, including logistics and warehousing, healthcare and care in the community, security, and workplace and environment. Why Northampton? Rajni Agarwal of Sony commented: “There is a lot of interest in technology in Northampton from businesses, the university and local authorities, and that attracted us to the town.”
If you have an interest in understanding more about what ELTRES or IoT can do for your business, contact Digital Northampton – Stephen Westley 07970 007770.