Wi-Fi HaLow May Be The Next IoT Enabler

Share post:

The tech industry is touting Wi-Fi HaLow, a low-power version of standard Wi-Fi that can penetrate walls and operate on wearable devices, as the IoT’s next big enabler.

Wi-Fi HaLow-enabled devices will play an important role in smart home environments, enabling users to take advantage of its longer range and lower power for applications such as battery-powered cameras, video baby monitors and other smart home products.

Wi-Fi HaLow also promises to be fully utilized in education, industrial manufacturing, healthcare and the realization of smart cities.

Immediate devices where Wi-Fi HaLow can be used include surveillance cameras and tablets, which are ubiquitous in many industrial environments.

Therefore, Wi-Fi HaLow fits very well with Wi-Fi 6, an internal Wi-Fi protocol used in many schools, as well as in commercial, industrial and residential applications for the Internet of Things, which requires fast data rates and low latencies.

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced a certification program for products using Wi-Fi HaLow, paving the way for widespread use of Wi-Fi HaLow for many years to come.

For more information, read the original story in TechRepublic.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Business optimism in Canada dips amid perceived economic pressures: Zoho Survey

Despite ongoing economic challenges, over 60% of Canadian businesses remain hopeful for the rest of 2024, according to...

Google’s search secrets are accidentally leaked

Documents that describe Google's search ranking processes were accidentally published online, sparking a frenzy among search engine optimization...

OpenAI head of AI safety defects to rival Anthropic

Jan Leike, formerly the superalignment leader at OpenAI, has joined rival AI company Anthropic. This move comes after...

Canadian schools sue social media giants over alleged harm to children

Five Ontario school boards along with two private schools have joined lawsuits that claim that social media platforms...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways