satellite modem network that has had a monopoly for a while, lots ...
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* Range- 300 ft on the best of days -
* Benefits - pretty widely available, familiar, localize
* Not-so-beneficial - often private, limited range, device can get forced out (this is why routers need resetting)
(the mobile phone protocol.)
* Range - pretty much line of site to tower.
* Benefits - Its EVERYWHERE (see: Verizon commercial),
* CONS: Cost much money per message
* ISSUES: There are a million standards
* WHERE TO FIND COVERAGE http://www.mobileworldlive.com/maps
blue tooth low energy is a new bluetooth standard supported by fewer devices. Now integrated into some system on a chip packages from ARM.
very short range, low power system built on RFID.