Created to allow for the smallest devices—with limited processing abilities—to transmit TCP-routed information wirelessly. The name “6LoWPAN” is a loose acronym that combines the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6) and low-power wireless personal area networks (LoWPAN).
Data can be exchanged at high speed over a short range without the need for a hardwired connection. This is ideal for wireless headsets and other short-range devices, but it’s not suitable for long-range IoT applications.
Also known as Bluetooth 4.0, this technology targets short-range devices such as blood pressure sensors and fitness trackers. This upgrade to Bluetooth makes pairing for data exchange much easier.
Cellular bandwidth can be high and thus enables you to stream GPS, video, and audio. However, cellular data can consume a lot of power and be expensive, making your application expensive and dependent on batteries that run out in days.
This is an operator-run protocol for IoT networks using LoRa. Only one LoRaWAN network can run in a given area, thus making it suitable for solutions that are able to use an operator-run network.
This is a narrowband network operator and partner. It is suitable for small packets of sensor data and long battery life and requires a Sigfox network to operate.
WiFi works for applications requiring high bandwidth in settings with fixed infrastructure. Provisioning and security concerns make WiFi for IoT difficult for enterprise products. Symphony Link is suited for low data rate applications that can cover 100 times the range of WiFi.
This is a 900 MHz mesh network built on a proprietary protocol. Mesh networks have limited range due to high data rate. Symphony Link can cover 10-50 times a larger area than Z-Wave, with lower power consumption.
This is a 2.4 GHz mesh network built on an open protocol. Mesh networks have limited range due to high data rate. Symphony Link can cover 50-250 times a larger area than ZigBee, with lower power consumption