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FAQs - Narrowband NB-IoT Sensors

Narrowband NB-IoT sensors and devices for use with IT servers and remote environments.

Narrowband is an alternative to the more widely adopted Broadband communications. Broadband can be referred to as Wideband communications. Narrowband or Narrowband IoT (referred to as NB-IoT) is a standards-based low power wide area network (LPWA) technology that can be used for communications over a wide area for Internet of Things devices. Narrowband is less costly to establish than a Broadband-based network with improved power consumption, system capacity and spectrum efficiency.

A Narrowband IoT device is one that connects provides information over a wide area network and will be powered by either a mains power AC/DC adaptor and/or internal battery which may also be used for backup in the case of a mains power supply failure.

A narrowband sensor is one that is designed to monitor and provide data for a specific function and environment. A narrowband temperature monitoring sensor may be used to collate ambient temperature data which is then available via a low power wide area (LPWA) network. Other sensors can include humidity, water leakage, smoke detection, air quality and access.



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