Blistering 5G Enables IoT Revolution

For the Internet of Things to reach its full potential, we’re going to need 5G. Without it, the promise of efficiency and automation unlocked by the deluge of data will stall.

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) – the technological trend of connecting nearly everything to the Internet – promises to revolutionize our lives. Experts tell us that we can expect dramatic impacts in settings as broad as home automation, wearable technology, industrial automation and smart cities.

A June report published by McKinsey predicts that IoT may have a total economic impact of $4-$11 trillion on the global economy by 2025.[1] […]

$175 Million per Year to Windstream for Expanded Broadband

The $175 million is just another example of increased funding for rural broadband development. The promise of connecting the entire country with high-speed, reliable Internet access has never been more imminent.

Windstream, a leading national telecommunications provider, announced on Wednesday, August 5 that it would accept $175 million annually for seven years beginning in 2015 to support expanded broadband. The money comes from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with aim of providing 400,000 rural locations in17 states improved Internet access.

Specifically, the FCC funds are from Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF), an initiative to “expand the benefits […]

By |2017-06-24T03:27:21-06:00August 6th, 2015|Battery Management Blog, Internet of Things, News|1 Comment

Energy Storage on NPR!

Will Batteries Revolutionize how Power is Produced and Used? NPR Explains…

The segment above, aired on August 3, covered energy storage on NPR and was reported with Inside Energy, a public media collaboration focusing on America’s energy issues. It describes the promise of energy storage as a means to unlocking new forms of energy generation.

Leigh Patterson from Wyoming Public Radio reports on the growing interest in utility scale grid storage and a couple in Wyoming who is using solar panels and batteries to live off the grid. One conclusion: costs are falling rapidly, but still high, especially with maintenance […]

How Batteries will Enable the Internet of Things

Backup batteries ensure that the when power goes out, the Internet stays on, and there are already millions of batteries used in these settings. These batteries will support a connected future where the cost of “downtime” grows.

For most people, the word “battery” probably makes them think first of the disheartening sight of their phone battery dying coupled with the mild panic that ensues envisioning even a few moments without the ability to connect digitally to the rest of the world. Next they would probably think of other consumer devices around their homes that either use rechargeable or disposable batteries. […]

U.S. Government Needs Help on Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is coming and it will affect every facet of our lives. The U.S. Government is hoping tech leaders can jump in and help.

Analysts, technology companies, researchers all agree, the next big wave of the Internet is the Internet of Things (IoT). Now lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. Government are trying to get up the learning curve and out in front of the many issues that a future filled with connected devices creates. These issues include improving interoperability between competing IoT frameworks, security and privacy as personal and commercial data proliferate, cooperation between public and […]

By |2017-09-08T03:11:23-06:00July 31st, 2015|Battery Management Blog, Internet of Things, News|1 Comment