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Connecting Driverless Vehicles: Kroger Launches Robot Delivery Service

/ Written By Moheeb Zara

How real-time is your driving application? For self-driving vehicles, it depends on architecture. Is your device using the cloud? Or edge computing? If it’s the latter, the answer truly depends on the speed and bandwidth of cellular 4G IoT networks. The average time for data to travel from cloud to car is about 100 milliseconds. For… Continue Reading

IoT Platforms Should Be Planning Blockchain Integrations

/ Written By Moheeb Zara
connecting smart cities and iot with blockchain

It is easy to become jaded with the term “blockchain.” Although the turbulent nature of blockchain ICOs may have added credibility to the claims of skeptics, skepticism can be healthy when new disruptive technology emerges. In fact, skepticism is likely a form of fuel for emerging technologies. As the Hype Cycle of any new technology… Continue Reading

New U.S. Tariffs May Increase Cellular M2M Hardware Prices by 25%

/ Written By benstr
Chinese import cargo containers

Starting last week on July 6th anyone in America importing Chinese electronic components (including wireless devices and components) may experience a 25% price increase. The jump in cost comes from a new U.S. import tariff covering some common electronic parts. The tariff is a result of the White House’s position on international trade. Particularly its… Continue Reading

Carriers expand low power services in Q3 of 2018

/ Written By Chris Gammell

Hologram has over 500 carrier partners, so we keep an eye out for when each carrier deploys new cellular technology. Of particular interest is new low power deployments like LTE-M and NB-IOT. We outline the new deployments we’re tracking for Q3 of 2018.

The Scooters Are Just the Beginning

/ Written By Chris Gammell
kids riding connected e-scooters

Electric scooters are showing up in cities around the globe, often unprompted. These cellular connected devices showcase what is possible when software companies can rent out real world hardware. Read about how it could impact your next business idea.

Top 5 Cellular IoT Development Boards & Shields of 2018

/ Written By benstr
Top 5 Cellular IoT M2M Boards and Shields of 2018

We cover the best cellular IoT development boards and shields available in 2018. Most of these boards include support for the new LTE-M and NB-IoT standard, but with lack of ubiquitous NB-IoT coverage, we still see manufacturers releasing new boards that support 2G/3G.

Next Steps for the Dash Development Board

/ Written By Ben Forgan

Last week was a great week. Ryan and the team announced our new pricing along with a number of new dashboard features. Among the details, Hologram is the first to offer a cellular SLA in North America and the only provider that offers global coverage for the new 4G M1 and NB standards. The team… Continue Reading

Introducing New Cellular Features and Pricing Editions

/ Written By Ryan Lee

Today, I’m pleased to present Hologram’s improved plans and pricing. We’re already known for our simple pricing structure and now we’ve made it even easier by eliminating pricing zones and breaking our services into three editions: Maker, Professional, and Enterprise. The Professional Edition is built to scale. It includes platform features to help businesses connect… Continue Reading