RAK WisBlock testers wanted
Hope everyone is doing OK.
I’m Jose Marcelino, now working at RAK Wireless. My work is around WisBlock, a new product fully modular way to develop nodes - it’s a bit like those plastic blocks Iwe’ve all played with and shouldn’t mention by name
We have a cellular option now (using the newest Quectel BG77) which I’d be testing right now in T-Mobile network but due to virus situation I’m stuck in the UK.
Can I kindly ask if someone would be willing to test it for us in return for a free kit?
For the microcontroller part we’ll supply our Nordic nRF52840 module which includes LoRa as well.
Thank you very much!
Very cool! But we should have roaming in UK…
Wouldn’t you rather test it yourself?
Hey @afzal_m thanks!
Sadly the closest city with reliable NB-IoT here is Glasgow, 250km away from me (and that’s only Vodafone, not sure you roam with them)
UK is so late with NB-IoT that small scale network pilots still makes the news to this day! https://enterpriseiotinsights.com/20200715/channels/news/bt-switches-on-nb-iot-in-uk-to-underpin-largest-smart-water-pilot
Also as you know there’s a bunch of technical differences between networks. Unlike my previous experience at the Python-esque company I want to support our users with accurate instructions from day 1 if possible.
Hope this is OK - if you live in one of the “native” DT/T-Mobile coverage areas and willing to work a little bit with us and accept things may not work out of the box please ping me. You’ll not only get the kit but also my personal gratitude
hmm no volunteers
So just send it to us. Will send you the address in a dm
@afzal_m thanks that would be great!