Create an IoT Gateway with EMnify, Raspberry Pi and Sixfab
While there are several ways to connect your IoT devices, cellular connectivity is by far the favorite choice for mobile applications. Although when you are in the prototyping phase of your IoT application, mobile connectivity can get a little tricky with choosing the modem, the connectivity provider, the configuration required, etc.
Arduino vs Raspberry Pi: What's the best hardware for IoT prototyping?
Choosing the right hardware is one of the key questions for building any IoT solution. This decision directly impacts important factors like the functionality, security and scalability of your IoT project. For prototyping and piloting purposes, Raspberry Pi models and Arduino boards are the most common choices, but which one is the best for your solution? You’re about to find out.
Evaluating NB-IoT and LTE-M with Raspberry Pi
LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technologies are key enablers for IoT applications and Cellular IoT (“CIoT)” is considered one of the most attractive approaches. CIoT works in the licensed frequency spectrum and current main streams are based on LTE technology and tailored to the needs of IoT. In particular, NB-IoT ("Narrowband – IoT") and LTE-M ("Long Term Evolution for Machines") are good choices for mission-critical monitoring or object tracking applications which are infrequently transmitting small data packages and also can be used for wearable devices with an extremely low power budget. In this post, we will explain an approach to evaluate an NB-IoT or LTE-M network with a Raspberry Pi - Installation and User Interface.