Over the past decade, Wi-Fi has facilitated network connections and information exchanges among billions of smart interconnected devices in homes and businesses. However, current Wi-Fi standards, constrained by the protocol’s limited range and overall functional challenges, fail to enable hardware devices to communicate with each other smoothly over greater distances, thus inhibiting the establishment of a truly interconnected ecosystem of smart devices.
To meet the customer needs of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT and accelerate the promotion of IoT application innovation, Wi-Fi HaLow technology, based on the IEEE 802.11ah standard, has emerged. Compared with traditional Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi HaLow can connect up to 8,192 IoT devices with a single Wireless Access Point (AP) at greater distances and lower power consumption.
Neoway Technology, based on Newracom’s Newly launched upgraded chip NRC7394, has introduced the industry’s smallest Wi-Fi HaLow module, LW510. This module is able to cater to the unique requirements of various application scenarios such as smart cities, smart metering, access control systems, industrial automation, smart agriculture, smart retail, and smart home/security. Consequently, it offers a more stable, reliable, and secure connection service for a wider range of indoor and outdoor IoT applications.
Currently, Neoway's Wi-Fi HaLow module, LW510, is in the testing stage and will soon be launched, focusing first on the North and South American markets (902 - 928MHz). As the Internet of Things continues to mature and diversify, Neoway remains committed to integrated innovation, to increasing its R&D efforts, improving product performance, and gradually promoting the Internet of Things into a new era of scalability, safety, low power consumption, and remote connection.