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Ingenu New Orleans Machine Network Offers New Power in IoT Applications

November 03, 2016

Businesses the world over are seeing clear value in the Internet of Things (IoT), and that's spurring a lot of new demand in this field. Ingenu recently brought out its own system to add some value to this market, and the recently-launched New Orleans Machine Network is going to offer up a lot of help for the various applications of IoT systems in the field.

Fully established, the New Orleans Machine Network will offer IoT coverage to the metropolitan area of New Orleans, offering support for oil & gas systems, transportation functions, and logistics functions, offering what amounts to a major IoT endeavor covering around 240 square miles of space and the largest metropolitan area in Louisiana. Reports note there will even be some space for smart city applications, giving New Orleans a real edge in the field.

Based on the Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) system, the Machine Network offers connectivity across several different environments, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a versatile system with a broad focus. Better yet, the New Orleans Machine Network won't just be available for New Orleans for long; Ingenu is already hard at work expanding the release to a nationwide front, and by the end of this year, should be available in 30 total metropolitan areas.

Ingenu's general manager for the Machine Network Tom Gregor commented, “The Southern U.S. is an important region for the Machine Network as it is where most of the country's goods are manufactured, transported and delivered,. We are excited to bring the power of RPMA connectivity to the New Orleans metro area to further enhance the capabilities this thriving industrial market has to offer.”

We know the value that IoT applications can have in the field already, and have seen several of these in action with positive benefits. From being readily able to track shipments in the field to being able to follow traffic patterns, the IoT can deliver value on an almost unprecedented scale. The cost savings and potential new markets opened up as a result of IoT use are too good to pass up fully, but any new technology comes with a certain amount of risk. The potential for IoT nodes to be used as weak points for hackers to get into a larger network is too great, and that's where things like the Machine Network can pose such a great advantage. The Machine Network has taken these considerations to heart, and has worked to protect itself even while providing these services, and that could give it an advantage.

IoT is a powerful thing, and any powerful tool can be misused to dramatic and painful effect. A system like the Machine Network has already factored some of this risk in and is likely set to protect against it, making for a system that delivers mostly positive results. 

Edited by Alicia Young

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