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Net Diatom programmer chosen as map coverage partner for Amazon's Sidewalk program
Clark County is now being mapped by Higgs' team and providing data directly to Amazon's development team
By: Net Diatom
Amazon Invites Net Diatom Developer to Test Sidewalk and Build the Next Billion Connected Devices. "This network is a World Wide blanket of coverage used for IoT tech and communication like ring cameras and Alexa echo dots." told Jeremy Higgs, a Net Diatom Lead Developer.
Amazon Sidewalk creates a low-bandwidth network using Sidewalk gateways that include Ring and select Echo devices. Using gateways, you can share a portion of your internet bandwidth, which is then used to connect your end devices to the network.
Amazon Sidewalk offers a secure networking mechanism with multiple layers of encryption and security.
Amazon Sidewalk offers a simple mechanism to enable or disable participation in Sidewalk.
Sidewalk gateways, or Amazon Sidewalk bridges, route data between your Sidewalk end devices and the cloud. This technology is currently being tested by developers like Net Diatom's Jeremy Higgs all around the United States. Clark County is now being mapped by Higgs' team and providing data directly to Amazon's development team. Gateways are Amazon devices, such as the Echo device or the Ring Floodlight Cam, that support SubG-CSS (asynchronous, LDR), SubG-FSK (synchronous, HDR), or Bluetooth LE for Sidewalk communication. Sidewalk gateways share a portion of your internet bandwidth with the Sidewalk community to provide connectivity to a group of Sidewalk-enabled devices.
Sidewalk end devices roam on Amazon Sidewalk by connecting to Sidewalk gateways. The end devices are low-bandwidth, low-power smart products, such as Sidewalk-enabled lights or door locks. In the future, Amazon sidewalk may provide the most expensive coverage in the world.
"We've rapidly built out a long-range, low-bandwidth network that now covers more than 90% of the U.S. population, and this is an open invitation for developers to put it to the test," said Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices & Services. "Many types of connected devices have been limited by the range of Wi-Fi and the cost of cellular technology, which has hindered the ability to connect devices like environmental sensors, leak detectors, and smart locks. Sidewalk is designed to provide a secure, low-cost way to invent and connect a whole new range of devices, and we can't wait to see what developers build."
For more information on Net Diatom's role in the Amazon Sidewalk 360 program and for mapped data visit https://netdiatom.org