Past Event Videos

Below are the Wireless Communications Alliance Webinar videos in one place with lots of information from IoT, G5, G6, Gizmos & Gadgets, Terahertz Technology, Wireless to Power Transfer, Smart Everything and Location-Based Services.

You can find after our events the Webinar videos posted here.

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Building a Global Decentralized Wireless Network with LoRaWAN

November 11, 2021

Building a Global Decentralized Wireless Network with LoRaWAN, Helium Miners, and CryptocurrencyWhat do you get when you utilize blockchain Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrency to build one of the fastest-growing wireless networks?How would you build a global IoT wireless network in a matter of years, not decades, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional mobile carriers who might spend billions to buy spectrum, build cell towers, and gain subscribers?The answer is the Decentralized Wireless (DeWi) movement which is growing at breakneck speeds.

OpenWiFi – The Next Wi-Fi Revolution 2021

October 28, 2021

Wi-Fi seems to be the perfect broadband connectivity option. The spectrum is always free to use and constantly expanding. The standards have always been advancing rapidly, and interoperation between the billions of Wi-Fi devices is excellent. Yet, something fundamental is missing that hinders even wider adoption. Why? Because each Wi-Fi device is an isolated silo, where the chipset, hardware, firmware, and cloud are all proprietary and cannot be separated.

IIoT Sensors Gizmos & Gadgets – Oktoberfest at Home

September 23 2021

Today, there are over 25 billion ‘things’ connected to the Internet – with that figure estimated to triple by 2025. The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has exploded in a way that few in business could have predicted. An Industrial IoT platform is a type of industrial IoT software that allows organizations to securely manage all the connected people, systems, and things within an IIoT ecosystem.

“Connected Everything” Hardware Security Attacks – 2021
September 2, 2021 From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT
We see major security breaches on everything connected every day – phones, computers, networks, power grids, and even the government. The techniques behind security breaches or attacks are generally made through the ports of a device and are well known and understood across the industry.However, what’s not so well known, is that unintended emissions or leakage such as electromagnetic radiation or fluctuations in a device’s power line can fuel a class of dangerous and worrisome security attacks, potentially compromising the cryptographic material at the very heart of the device’s security. Initially, these attacks were initially only targeted towards Smart Cards but recently now are being increasingly targeted towards complex System on Chip (SoC) devices.

Smart Everything Event 2021
August 18, 2021 From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT
The adjective “smart” is no longer merely an adverb. It is now a catch-all phrase for anything that improves the performance of a multi-device ecosystem. Making our daily tasks easier, increasing the speed with which information flows, and allowing us to do things in seconds or even microseconds that we could not do before.Smart cities, smart factories, and smart buildings are examples of Internet of Things hardware and software solutions. It’s all based on wireless technologies. What exactly does the term “Smart” mean in Smart everything?When you ask different stakeholders what Smart Everything means to them, their answers will vary depending on their point of view.

Broadband in Underserved Rural Areas – 2021
July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical nature of access to fast and affordable internet service. As a result, demand for high-speed internet access, defined as “broadband,” has soared to new heights.One measurement found that the pandemic drove almost a year’s worth of broadband traffic growth in only a few weeks.As carriers upgrade the network, people in rural areas and other broadband dead zones will gain access to the internet than their urban neighbors have long taken for granted.Unfortunately, 22.3 percent of Americans in rural areas and 27.7 percent of Americans in Tribal lands lack coverage from fixed terrestrial 25/3 Mbps broadband than only 1.5 percent of Americans in urban areas, according to a recent report by the Federal Communications Commission.

IoT Application Series: Connected Wearables in an AR / VR World
May 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm PDT
Wearables are no longer a fashion statement, but rather a productivity statement.From smart watches to smart glasses, there has been an increasing appetite to interact more with the “apparel” that we wear.Gartner forecasts global spending on wearable devices to total $81.5 Billion in 2021.*In the age of IoT, smart wearables have become a tool to be worn at home/work/play, thanks to the advancements in wireless connectivity, sensors, and the digital transformation movement. Whether it is a medical or industrial application, wearables may soon become an essential tool for the connected worker.

Location-Based Services: Where is Waldo?
A survey about Indoor and Outdoor deployments and use cases using LBS
May 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
The demand for more sophisticated Indoor and Outdoor Location Based Services (LBS) in terms of application variety and accuracy is tripling every year since the emergence of the smartphone a few years ago. Equally, smartphone manufacturers are mounting several wireless communication and localization technologies, inertial sensors as well as powerful processing capability, to cater to such LBS applications

Wireless Power Transfer 2021
March 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PDT
Wireless Power Transfer technology has been a fascinating topic for decades. It was mainly a science project for more than 50 years, and only until the last ten years the industry started to take a significant investment to develop this technology into commercial and consumer space. Why? Because the number of electronic devices has reached a critical mass and require more flexibility than the wiring solution.

6G – Spectrum for 95 GHz and Above
February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST

There is widespread recognition that mmWave frequencies offer great promise for many wireless applications that will assist in enhancing U.S. infrastructure, expanding broadband services in rural areas, bringing new vertical industries to the communications network, and maintaining U.S. leadership and economic competitiveness.

6G – Spectrum for 95 GHz and Above
February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST

Frequencies of electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz region have unique properties that hold the answer to futuristic technology developments. The concept of utilizing terahertz-related technology has often been associated with astronomy as a tool to monitor molecules millions of miles away in space. However, with greater interest in wireless communications and sensing innovation, terahertz has become a potential answer to the next technological step in a diverse number of fields. Once limited to astronomical use due to its high commercial cost, terahertz now can enter a consumer market and subsequently impact our everyday technologies. While 5G is just being deployed, the frequency spectrum above 95 GHz and their related technologies are already called 6G. The Wireless Communications Alliance invites you to listen in as a selected panel of experts explore how terahertz-related technologies will transform our lives

Moving People & Things Safely
December 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST

Doing business in the Covid-19 era has changed the rules of engagement across every industry. Two sectors which have been challenged to change public perception and create a safer commuter & working environment is Public Transportation and Logistics. WCA, in association with SensorWorks, is pleased to present a new IoT Application series: Moving People & Things Safely in the Covid Era.

What’s Hot, What’s Not
November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST

The Wireless Communications Alliance invites you to get together with Silicon Valley VC’s and M&A professionals why they are placing their bets in the market segment of Industrial IoT – or not. In 2017 the forecast predicted that IoT spending will grow at double-digit numbers until at least 2020. 

By 2021, more than 50% of spending on IoT projects will be for software and services. Yet, specific industries, and within these industries, specific IoT use cases, clearly stick out. It probably won’t come as a surprise that the Industrial IoT (IIoT) leads the way.

The Next IoT Revolution
October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

The importance of having sensors and devices that can assist humans to perform everyday work and/or specialized tasks has shown undeniable value over the past two decades. The desire to increase sensors’ functionalities, computing speed, response time and wireless communication range has shown some challenges because of increasing energy consumption while minimizing physical form factor.

This can be one of the main reasons the industry prediction on the number of Internet of Things keeps declining over the past decade.In this special WCA seminar, we will discuss what limits the sensors’ functionalities and battery life time, and provide potential solutions.

Gizmos & Gadgets 2020
September 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

In 2020 the world was changed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This has sprung numerous social distancing and remote monitoring applications that rely on the use of sensors, wireless protocols, and IoT platforms.  From temperature monitoring, contact tracing, crowd counting – sensors are at the edge of today’s IoT solutions.  Using mixed technologies such as LoRa, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE, we’ll discuss situational advantages when each technology comes into play and considerations in deploying a sensor network. From the factory to the farm, we’ll review  examples how sensors have helped keep people and food safe, quite literally.  

SensorWorks and WCA are pleased to present an informative talk with sensor experts on how their sensor ‘Gizmo and Gadget’ has been used to solve real-world problems.

5G is Overhyped – Learn what it can really do!
July 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT

A conversation on 5G Technology for Communications and IoT.What is really different about 5G, and what is just hype? 

Learn about the reality of 5G in this panel discussion. There will be a focus on Massive Machine Type Communication (IoT), and other uses will be discussed. What you will learn: What new technologies will be enabled by 5G? What new frequency spectrum is being used, and what advantages and limitations does that create? What data rates can you actually get? What’s the prospect for the massive machine type segment, including NB-IoT and LTE CAT-M in the 5G system? How does security evolve in 5G? Are there health issues with 5G?

The Voler Systems and the Wireless Communications Alliance(™) invite you to listen in as a selected panel of experts explore how 5G related technologies will transform our lives.

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