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First and Last Mile Mobile Visibility

Affordble, long-range, low power, GPS location for next-gen transport options

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DASH7 is a low power, low latency wireless communications technology that we invented for applications like wide area asset tracking, smart city sensing applications, or blockchain-based proof of location. DASH7 runs over wireless radio technologies including LoRa® , ST Micro’s Spirit, and others.

We started down the path of building DASH7 in the wake of the U.S. DoD’s ISO 18000-7 standardization program. Seeing the value of sub-1GHz frequencies for next-generation IoT products, it was clear that legacy protocols were ill-equipped to the task of addressing use cases like indoor location, peer-to-peer networking, multicast addressing, or even fundamental security and privacy features. Out of the necessity for a better sub-1GHz, low power, low latency networking protocol, we invented DASH7. 

For bringing affordable, low power, real-time time location visibility to next-generation mobility options, we believe that our technology, in combination with physical layer technologies like LoRa, solve first and last mile connectivity problems in ways that cellular cannot and will not.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Pilot - you have implemented your solution in a real-world scenario

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

Hardware - ~$30,000 Site Survey & Planning - $10,000 Device setup and commissioning - $20,000 Project Mgmt - $30,000 Travel and related expenses - ~$5,000 Overhead, Shipping, Misc - $~5,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Pilot would demonstrate stationary or in-transit visibility of various forms of mobility using our technology. Attaching our endpoint to a vehicle, person, or other asset we can demonstrate low cost, real-time location and basic systems integration with a larger data analytics platform.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Reliability of visibility throughout the city/metro area. Gateway placement is important to improving visibility and success is measured in part by the ratio of gateways required to successfully connect with endpoints. High-density urban environments are different from suburban or rural environments.

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

Yes we are already generating sufficient revenue to support continued implementation.


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