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Old 05-29-2019, 10:16 PM   #1
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A member of my LUG's forums posted this link: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/0...-60-mile-range

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Sony is quietly launching a chip that could change how e-bikes, cars, street lamps and all kinds of other connected devices can relay information. The module, when installed on any IoT object, will allow it (to) send data to Sony's proprietary low-power wide area (LPWA) ELTRES network launching this fall.
This is not good.

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Old 05-30-2019, 12:44 AM   #2
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Uh... no thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2019, 12:53 AM   #3
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fortunately, so far nobody's forcing me to use any of those devices (erm - street lamps?).
general electro smog is another matter; i hope the great public's attention will evtl. focus back on that.
also, recent development makes it unlikely that sony will be able to push their "proprietary low-power wide area network".
It seems people & politics are slowly waking up. slowly...
 
Old 05-30-2019, 04:19 AM   #4
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Sony again.
 
Old 05-30-2019, 11:20 AM   #5
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Well they'll need repeaters for a Metro Area Network. 900 Meg is line of sight.

What I can see is proprietary use of a network, like traffic systems or city systems where they put it on poles. But the city owns those and it would mean they'd be interested in selling right of way to other services. Instead I see them installing equipment with these capabilities, but for solely the intended purpose, such as catching red light violators or monitoring traffic. That in of itself, is big brother, however they can also hardwire comms to the poles.

It's a typical, as well as good connectivity idea, but you have to own right of way, or base station privileges in order to deploy it in a network.
 
Old 05-30-2019, 02:34 PM   #6
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Apparently the devices will only be able to send 128 bits of data every 3 minutes on that network. And it is transmit only. I mean the devices won't be able to receive anything from the network.

So it is just a beaconing system.
 
  


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