ETHERNET & Wi-Fi
Founder & CEO
Wi-Fi and Ethernet are grouped together because they both represent connectivity methods that are limited to a facility or indoor environment. Devices utilizing Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity are designed to be installed and mostly left alone. It’s very difficult for a user to transition a device across different Wi-Fi networks and nearly impossible to get an Ethernet device on a network unless IT is involved. For these reasons, IoT devices are typically connected to these networks once and are rarely moved between environments. The power requirements for Ethernet and Wi-Fi are quite high while data is being transmitted. Through careful control over how you sleep the device itself, you can obtain long battery life. Typically, devices utilizing Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity are either permanently plugged in or designed to be periodically charged.