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The advent of the new WiFi technology is more suitable for smart home and Internet of things

via:博客园     time:2016/1/5 18:00:30     readed:869

According to the report of website of theverge of American science and technology, WiFi seems to have consumers in the home most of the equipment are even together, then why not pass it will smart appliances are connected together?

Although this idea seems to be taken for granted, but in fact most of the networking equipment manufacturers has been reluctant to use WiFi. This is mainly because of too much power consumption of WiFi, so for a lot of cheap micro devices, this is a huge problem. These tiny devices charge an electric power and usually take months or even years.

WiFi Federation (WiFi alliance intends to change this situation, it was announced today by a brand new and in low power devices using WiFi technology. Allegedly, this new WiFi technology can let WiFi signal travels farther wall performance than previous WiFi technology better. If the WiFi Federation said is true words, so this new technology is more suitable for smart home and networking equipment.

This new WiFi technology will be called HaLow WiFi, which will be the upcoming release of the 802.11ah standard. WiFi the coalition's plans to verify the HaLow products from some time in 2018, but first HaLow products available in time may be a little earlier.

This new WiFi technology can make up for previous WiFi technology with Bluetooth comparison of short board, it can is applied to fitness trackers, family sensors, security camera or other home appliances. Now, a lot of equipment such as camera has supported WiFi technology the, but can be wearable devices and sensors are seldom used. HaLow will be a better solution than bluetooth.

WiFi Federation did not mention the Bluetooth technology, but it implies that the performance of HaLow will be stronger than the Bluetooth technology. Kevin, vice president of marketing

If the HaLow technology can really act like WiFi Association said, it will have very important significance. It not only can completely replace Bluetooth and signal transmission distance is farther, but also directly with a router connected. That is to say can be directly connected to the Internet.

Existing mobile router and must be upgraded WiFi chip to be compatible HaLow, but this is time sooner or later, like 5GHz WiFi came near it was officially released the same.

HaLow has these advantages because it is running on a better frequency band. It runs the band is 900MHz frequency band, and existing WiFi technology operation frequency is 2.4GHz and 5GHz band, 900MHz frequency band signal propagation distance is farther, penetrating more.

Needs to be pointed out is that with the existing WiFi technology, HaLow technology in unauthorized band operation may therefore there will be some interference.

Of course, HaLow technology also has its own short board, that is it is not suitable for rapid transmission of data. It is not suitable for browsing web pages, but it is more suitable for high frequency micro data transmission. Equipment manufacturers can according to their own needs to custom HaLow in order to improve the transmission speed, but the battery life may will therefore have some impact.

HaLow may have to wait until two years later will appear in the smart home, but intelligent family and networking has just started, so HaLow join time may not too late. Robinson said:

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