The Iota network will be built using small, customer installed wireless access points called Home Bases, where each Home Base is attached to a window inside a home. A second device called the Iota, measures only 43mm x 22mm x 11mm and is attached to the things to be monitored or tracked. Despite being the size of a typical key fob, the Iota can send its location to the nearest Home Base up to 4 miles away, a range that far exceeds other tracking technologies. The range of the Iota will typically reach much further than those 4 miles, since the Iota can communicate with any nearby Home Base. The Home Bases form a crowd-sourced IoT network, where just a few Home Bases can allow for a city to be covered.
Iotera currently has pre-orders for around 600 Home Bases that will be installed across the nation. The current planned coverage map can be found at www.iotera.com/coverage. For the remainder of the Kickstarter campaign, which is set to end on
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