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MultiTech Announces First Nationwide IoT Program for Universities

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on April 19, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Mounds View, MN – April 18, 2017– Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. announced the launch of the first nationwide IoT program for schools and Universities. The new “University IoT Program for LoRa® Connectivity” will provide students with the necessary tools and education to learn and apply new connectivity technologies. The trailblazing program focuses on Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) using LoRaWAN™.  LPWAN is a wireless network designed for long range communications using low power consumption and a low bit rate to connect a wide variety of "things".

The announcement follows the recent success of its first co-hosted event, which took place at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance solutions for the networking industry, and the UNH Connectivity Research Center (Connectivity). The one-day event or “hackathon” brought together UNH students, faculty, and industry to identify a problem and build a solution utilizing sensors and LoRaWAN MultiConnect® Conduit™ gateways and MultiConnect® mDot™ LoRa modules.

According to Research and Markets, the Low Power Wide Area Network market is growing at a CAGR of 90.03% during the forecast period 2016-2022. “The size of the LPWAN market and the opportunity it affords for the next generation is significant,” said Gregg Zastrow, Senior Manager of Programs and Partnerships at MultiTech. “By providing education and cutting edge IoT products, we provide an enormous opportunity for students and further promote new IoT ideas and applications. We are excited by the student’s enthusiasm, creativity and designs!”

“Given the infancy of the large-scale IoT revolution, many schools have yet to effectively incorporate these new ideas into their curriculums,” said Adam O’Neil, Electrical Engineering student at UNH. “Therefore, the opportunity to work alongside an IoT-based company, such as MultiTech, was a rare chance to obtain hands-on experience with emerging LoRaWAN technologies.  Attending this event provided valuable insight into the use of these devices, which would have been unavailable through my standard coursework. I will continue to advance my knowledge of these technologies and their endless list of potential applications.”


The new University IoT Program for LoRa Connectivity introduces the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to work with a leader in LoRaWAN technology and standards
  • Integrated, standards based, product kits
  • Discounted products for evaluation
  • Developers website portal:  www.multitech.net
  • Visibility of the Universities program with press releases, case studies and workshops


“We are excited to join MultiTech’s University IoT Program as it exemplifies our mission to offer students hands-on, real world experience working with the latest technologies,” says Erica Johnson Director of UNH-IOL.  “Our students are eager to let their imaginations run as they explore new ideas working with leaders in LoRaWAN technologies and growing their knowledge base here at UNH.”

Visit MultiTech's University Program page or visit our mbed page for more information.


Source: http://www.multitech.com/news-and-events/press-releases/multitech+announces+first+nationwide+iot+program+for+universities_o66637 

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on April 19, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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