ObjectSpectrum Announces Support for IPoAC Protocol to Provide IoT Data Connectivity
ObjectSpectrum, LLC is excited to announce the general availability of IPoAC protocol, including support for both RFC1149 and RFC2549 Quality of Service (QoS). Intended primarily for rural and remote areas, which are typically hard to reach using traditional cellular coverage options, IPoAC offers a specialized alternative to LPWAN technologies like LoRaWAN and Sigfox, as well as low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite-based solutions, which are often used in such applications. And unlike LPWAN, which is well-suited for low-latency, low-bandwidth sensor communication, IPoAC stands alone in its unique ultra-high-latency, ultra-high-bandwidth capability, for such applications as delivery of captured video.
By adding support for IPoAC, ObjectSpectrum is continuing its mission to offer the widest range of communication options for Internet of Things (IoT) sensing and remote control. In addition to this new IPoAC capability, ObjectSpectrum also supports a variety of other transport protocols including HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, AMQP, CoAP, as well as raw TCP and UDP over all major wireless carriers and network technologies. And common to all of these protocols is end-to-end security, including authentication and data encryption.
“We are proud to be expanding our options and offering our customers maximum flexibility,” said Eric Lenington, CEO of ObjectSpectrum, “There is no single connectivity option that works for all applications. No one likes to be pigeonholed by limited choices—IPoAC can be a solution when other more common alternatives are not available or not up to the task.”
ObjectSpectrum’s initial implementation of IPoAC is based on the Columba livia domestica standard carrier agent. In the coming months, other carrier agents based on Columbia livia and even Hirundo rustica variants, as well as 2N and 3N data redundancy options will be rolled out, offering even higher reliability while potentially improving latency and bandwidth capabilities.
The initial deployment of IPoAC is available for use within a 1,000 mile radius centered on ObjectSpectrum’s headquarters in Dallas, which covers a significant portion of the United States and northern Mexico. Four additional homing centers are planned for North America by the end of 2019, expanding coverage to the entire United States and much of Canada. European and Asia/Pacific roll-outs are scheduled to begin in 2020.
“We had hoped to do live demonstrations of our new IPoAC capabilities next month at IoT World in Santa Clara, but unfortunately the conference is outside the 1,000 mile radius of our initial service area.” noted Eric Lenington, “But I invite you to visit us in booth #1338 to discuss this exciting new option and arrange for a private demo after the show.”