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What does LoRa mean?

LoRa means Long Range Low Power

The LoRa protocol (or actually LoRaWAN) is a protocol for mobile networks specifically designed to meet the high demands of the Internet of Things. A LoRa network is designed to allow small energy-efficient devices to talk to each other. Through LoRa transmitters It is possible to estimate the location at 10 meters accurately, for example it is possible for parents to follow their children, or to find a stolen bike. Read More

What does WLAN mean?

WLAN means Wireless LAN

Wireless LAN is a wireless local Area network that usually also provides access to the Internet. Multiple devices are needed: With a wireless adapter, you connect to an access point (which is a machine that emits signals). In addition, many commerciƫe access points also have a router/switch or modem, which is often referred to as a wireless modem. Often the access point is connected to a wired network. Most people know WLAN from another name: WI-Fi. Read More

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a HDMI stick

The Chromecast is a product of Google, and is a small dongle that needs to be plugged into an HDMI socket on your television. Then you can use your tablet, smartphone or laptop to determine what is being played on the television. The Chromecast seems to be a USB stick (it also has a USB connection to power the device) and connects to a network via WiFi. Meanwhile, there are a number of applications where it is possible to send the content to the Chromecast. The Chromecast then extracts itself the video or photo material via internet WiFi. It is not the case that the content of your phone is streamed to the television. The device has been available since the end of July 2013 (in the Netherlands only from October) and costs 35 to 40 euro. The primary goal of the Chromecast is to play video, music and photos. Meanwhile, there is also a Chromecast-Ultra available that can be used with 4k quality images. For more information please check out Product guide Chromecast. Read More