What is Sigfox?
Sigfox is a type of radio technology that can cover a large area using very little power. It’s part of a group of technologies called LPWA - low power, wide area. Sigfox is specifically designed to enable you to get alerts from remote monitors or sensors in a low cost and easy-to-use way.
Sigfox Guiding Principles
The guys that developed Sigfox have some principles to guide its development, they are:
Low energy consumption - this allows devices to run in the field for several years on battery power
Simple device setup - devices can be up and running in minutes without any configuration set-up
Small data packets - only small messages of 12 bytes are sent across the network
Focus on low cost - every aspect of the network and devices are designed to keep the costs at a minimum
Complementary - can run alongside other technologies, such as cellular.
How does Sigfox work?
What can I use Sigfox for in my business?
What other benefits does Sigfox provide?
Sigfox is great for indoor or even underground coverage. Many cellular technologies that are used for our mobile phones don’t work well indoors or in tunnels. However the way that Sigfox is designed means that it can reach into the places that these networks can’t reach.
There are many other benefits too in terms of network resilience and security, here's a deeper dive into Sigfox.
Will Sigfox Work with other technologies?