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How to add a display to your battery-powered, LPWAN-connected IoT device

Monday, July 02, 2018
By HD Lee, CTO, Pervasive Displays The IoT has revolutionized numerous industries, unleashing large networks of remote sensors that send data back to central control centres. From there, it can be analyzed and distributed to operators or machines, so they can take appropriate action. In addition, the spread of mobile technology means all this intelligence can, in theory, be accessed on the go by people in the field. However, there are plenty of situations where it isn’t safe, convenient or even possible to get sensor data or instructions to a human in this way. What if they’re right next to a sensor and urgently need to know its latest reading, but have no mobile connectivity? Or what if the sensor in question is located somewhere they can’t safely use their phone to access its data? In cases such as these, a display attached to the sensor device would be enormously valuable, enabling a human operator to take appropriate action much m ..