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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By : Dennis McCain
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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By: Dennis McCain

Overview of this book

Even if you’re an IoT technology manager with a sound understanding of wireless local area network technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you may face many unique challenges when implementing a wireless wide area network (WWAN) IoT solution with cellular technologies with respect to choosing the optimal IoT device, cellular connectivity, and architecture. To help you overcome such roadblocks, this digital transformation book guides you in implementing a robust, end-to-end cellular IoT solution using best practices for all aspects of managing the IoT solution. Starting with an introduction to the top IoT markets and solutions in the context of an enterprise’s digital transformation, this book will show you how this leads to cost savings and new business models. You’ll grasp all you need to know about the IoT system components, life cycle, and best practices for implementing an IoT solution. While the book explains all the leading IoT wireless technologies, the focus is on LTE and 5G cellular technologies. With a review of real-world cellular IoT solution case studies and future IoT trends, you'll be ready to work with wireless IoT technologies, devices, and architectures. By the end of this book, you'll be able to identify the best wireless technologies for your IoT use cases and successfully implement cellular IoT solutions addressing key issues in the solution life cycle.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Entering the World of the Internet of Things
Part 2: Deep Dive into Cellular IoT Solutions
Part 3: Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle and Future Trends

Exploring the IoT solution business cases

We will present two real-world IoT solution case studies that cover business cases in the popular asset management and supply chain logistic markets. The first case study is the Connected Cooler solution, while the second case study is the Smart Label solution. Both solutions utilize LTE technologies with custom IoT devices using internal/external sensors and location-based services. The Connected Cooler solution uses an IoT device that is powered and feature-rich to support robust cooler monitoring globally, while the Smart Label solution uses a low-cost, battery-powered device that monitors single global shipments. Let us begin by reviewing the business cases and high-level requirements for these two solutions.

Connected Cooler

In the Connected Cooler solution, the high-level business case is to track the location of and monitor beverage coolers manufactured and deployed globally to better manage the supply chain logistics of the coolers...