Afero Blog

Back Up Your Radio

Everyone loves Wi-Fi and with good reason. Most of the time it’s fast and often is freely available. Most of the time. But what happens to your IoT devices if the Wi-Fi goes down? With Afero, devices will fall back to Bluetooth when the connection is lost. Customers can deploy BLE-LTE hubs that will immediately pick up the connection and provide coverage for the outage period. Then when connectivity over Wi-Fi is re-enabled, devices will automatically resume the connection over Wi-Fi.

Ben Gibbs

Ben Gibbs has over 20 years experience in the wireless and communication industry from product management to engineering to project manager. Prior to Afero, he worked at Qualcomm leading WiFi Access Point developer products as well as wearable display product line. He also held technical positions at Sharp Labs, Intel, Qualcomm, GEC Marconi and Mitsubishi. In addition to being fluent in Japanese, he is the organizer of the Silicon Valley Minecraft Meetup - a group for developers and parents of Minecraft players.