About Helium

About Helium

IoT and its usecases

IoT stands for ‘Internet of Things’. The Internet of Things could be best described as the network of physical objects; ‘things’ that are embedded with sensors for the purpose of exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. For example:

  • The location of your mountainbike
  • The inside temperature of a industrial freezer
  • The alert when there is movement in your office

In the past, the hardware solution and neccesary network coverage to collect and manage data have been rather expensive due to the cost heavy network infrastructure needed. This is where Helium Network comes in with ‘The Peoples Network’.

The Helium Network

Helium is a global, distributed network of Helium Miners that create public, long-range wireless coverage for LoRaWAN-enabled IoT devices. Basically what this means is the signal of the network is formed by everyday people installing a Helium Miner to earn HNT cryptocurrency tokens. By outsourching the rollout of the infrastructure to provide low cost LoRaWAN coverage, Helium Network opens up a lot of doors to data solutions which where not economically feasible on more traditional networks who need cost intensive infrastructure. Click here for some information on how to start Mining on the Helium Network.


iotshop.io aims to be your all-in-one partner for IoT hardware within and beyond the Helium Network. In the future iotshop.io will provide hardware solutions using networks like Sigfox, IoT Narrowband, Helium Network and so on. Our growing number of partners are experienced experts in data communication solutions within their respected workfield. From transport to waste management. We strive to offer total IoT solutions.