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SXSW Interactive 2016

IoT Wireless Wars -- Can't We All Just Get Along?

Designing IoT solutions is hard enough, but with all the competing standards picking a wireless communication technology makes it harder. Bluetooth, ZigBee, Thread, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi – the world of wireless connectivity is a messy place to make decisions. Given all the attention paid to the Internet of Things (IoT) you would think we would have this figured out by now. Do we really need all these technologies? Why? We bring Bluetooth and Thread together with a real user (Dell) in the mix – and Moor Insights to referee.

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  1. What are the major differences between the wireless technologies?
  2. What is each wireless technology good at, and what aren’t they good at?
  3. Which wireless technology is going to win -- and for what application?



Mike Krell, Industry Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy

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