WAVIoT, NERO Electronics along with Radik Solutions, HoloNet Networks, Metering Ltd and EyeWatt announced the official launch of the NB-FI Alliance, a group of companies united to catalyze the development of NB-Fi – the protocol for Ultra-Narrowband Wide Area wireless networks for Internet of Things (IoT). The mission of the NB-Fi Alliance is to bring companies together to develop and set the standard for an Ultra-Narrowband Internet of Things protocol to support IoT technology in major industries worldwide.
The NB-Fi Alliance offers a membership model with different options to connect developers, start-ups, enterprises and chip makers. Its membership is focused on ‘working together to advance IoT’ by leading pilots, collaborating, sharing ideas and real-world experience, coordinating standards and reference architecture. The alliance foundation companies have deployed commercial NB-Fi networks in various areas and scale around the globe, developed and began production of NB-Fi devices, including external modems and security systems, utility meters and environment sensors, gateways and cloud infrastructure. NB-Fi was trimmed and suited for massive end device density and is exceptionally good for powering Automated meter reading systems (AMR), Smart Agriculture, Smart Lighting etc. The total number of NB-Fi enabled devices currently installed exceeds 100.000 pcs.
* NB-Fi (Narrowband Fidelity) is a stack of LPWAN protocol layers that utilize high sensitivity phase shift modulation, error correction codes, frequency compensation and other innovative signal and data processing techniques. NB-Fi is the right tool for achieving ultra-long-range RF communication with superior availability and scalability compared to other LPWAN systems. NB-Fi includes adaptive frequency, RF power, bandwidth and acknowledge-retransmit policy, efficiently utilize available spectrum resources, provides high network capacity and proactively avoids collisions. One NB-Fi gateway can successfully receive up to 200 transmissions simultaneously, and up to 3.000.000 packets per day.