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Ingenu widens IoT machine network coverage in Texas

The connected land covers 8,300 square miles of major metropolitan areas and tens of thousands of square miles of existing rural coverage

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Houston is one of the Texan cities to benefit from Ingenu's network expansion
Houston is one of the Texan cities to benefit from Ingenu's network expansion

Ingenu has expanded its machine network footprint to Austin, San Antonio and Houston in the state of Texas.

 

According to the company, which self-proclaims that it is “dedicated to connecting machines”, the addition of these markets to the previously announced Dallas-Fort Worth area network will provide Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to more than half the Texas state population.

 

“Austin, San Antonio, and Houston are leading the country in growth and technology adoption, and the availability of the machine network in the region will bring exciting new innovations to market,” said Tom Gregor, president and general manager, machine network, Ingenu.

 

“The addition of these cities will augment existing IoT applications in the area and will eventually result in truly ubiquitous coverage throughout the Southwestern region of the US.”

 

Ingenu’s machine network is powered by the company’s patented random phase multiple access (RPMA) communication technology, which provides robust, reliable connectivity across a variety of operating environments.

 

Due to its range and capacity, RPMA requires minimal infrastructure investment. As a result, the three densely populated Texas markets are served by 27 RPMA access points, which is significantly less infrastructure than would be required with cellular networks, Ingenu claims.

 

The machine network build-out is underway across the US, and will serve more than 30 major metropolitan areas by the end of 2016.

 

The machine network provides more than 100,000 square miles of wireless coverage, including more than 8,300 square miles of major metropolitan areas in Texas, for a host of IoT applications.

 

Ingenu’s RPMA technology is purpose-built for M2M/IoT connectivity, offering unparalleled range, coverage and capacity with extremely low power requirements and longer-lasting battery life, the company claims.

 

It enables devices to connect more efficiently and cost-effectively in both the uplink and downlink and requires fewer towers to provide coverage to large areas.

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