Systems are only as reliable as their weakest link and when it comes to M2M wireless, the weakest link is poor, intermittent signal strength. Low signal levels result in poor system performance, slow response times and reliability issues. For system installers and other M2M vendors, how do you ensure the very best cellular signal strength?
You've heard the terms, everyone is on the IoT bandwagon it seems but does anyone know what it means or how it affects them? As with all technology it has to start with engineers proposing and designing things. But quite quickly the tech jargon slips into marketing and we are being sold to on new systems where we are not clear about what these new systems are about and what they will do for us. IoT - the Internet of things is just this set of circumstances for most people. What is it? Why do I want it? What will it do for me?
We know the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly evolving, low power / high processing power, and reducing price per connected device, all driving the advance. IIoT endpoints create the connection to real world sensors and actuators thereby creating a wealth of information to be available. Add cloud services to the mix and the wealth of information is made available online from anywhere. IIoT endpoints typically use Bluetooth/WiFi/Short range wireless to connect but what if your site is truly remote?