White Paper: Reduce Power Consumption & Optimize Bandwidth Using Wi-Fi Positioning

Position IoT Devices, Extend Battery Life, and Minimize Bandwidth on LPWAN Networks

Many IoT devices rely on LPWAN connectivity because it provides efficient long-range communications for transmitting small amounts of data at low cost. However, the battery and bandwidth demands of GNSS-based positioning can push the limits of IoT/LPWAN deployments and create unique device positioning challenges.

Wi-Fi positioning offers a great solution. When configured correctly, it supports extended battery life, even on low-resource devices with low-cost chipsets, and also provides excellent coverage in urban or indoor environments. 

This white paper discusses strategies for reducing power consumption, optimizing bandwidth, and preserving accuracy and yield with Wi-Fi positioning technology:

  • Methods of reducing the number of scanned Wi-Fi access points (APs) to minimize uplink packet size, such as AP selection and MAC address truncation
  • Scan time reduction through single-band scanning
  • Example of IoT device scanning efficiency

These optimization techniques can help bring efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings to your next IoT project. To download the white paper, please submit the form.


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