The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen a renaissance in South Africa, extending innovative solutions to various industries, including agriculture, mining and manufacturing, minimising the need for large workforces while maximising productivity and saving costs on operations.
SS Telecoms has built a unique value proposition with its distinctive IoT portfolio featuring Milesight – a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) products, specialising in agriculture and intelligent building environments.
What makes Milesight solutions perfect for your network?
Milesight operates on the world-renowned LoRa frequency, enabling data communication over a long-range protocol while consuming minimal power. Devices using LoRaWAN (a low-power, wide-area networking protocol built into the LoRa radio modulation) are flexible for rural and indoor applications, including agriculture, smart cities, homes and more.
The benefits of LoRaWAN
Using the LoRaWAN Gateway, Milesight solutions deliver connectivity of LoRaWAN compatible devices up to 15km for outdoor, wide-area applications and about 2km in urbanised environments, making it ideal for smart offices, buildings and estates. It has a built-in network server and supports multiple backhaul backups with Ethernet and Wi-Fi. This solution is smooth to deploy and operates through the Milesight IoT Cloud platform.
The Milesight LoRaWAN Gateway has recently become compatible with the Helium network to offer network operators the opportunity to earn passive monthly income.
What is Helium?
Helium is a blockchain network that leverages a decentralised global network of hotspots — devices that double as network miners and wireless access points. Anyone can deploy Hotspots, enabling individuals to earn Helium’s native HNT coins in exchange for providing gateways for connectivity. This decentralised, blockchain-based approach allows wireless infrastructure providers to scale more rapidly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional models.
How to register on Helium?
Get your Gateway from Milesight (available at www.sstelecoms.com) and download the Helium mobile app on your smartphone. Activate the hotspot through the app, and you’re ready to go. Your hotspot will begin to transfer data, earning you HNT (a cryptocurrency gained when Hotspots provide and validate wireless coverage and transfer device data over the network). The more data your hotspot transfers, the more HNT tokens you make.