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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By : Dennis McCain
Book Image

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)
1
Part 1: Entering the World of the Internet of Things
5
Part 2: Deep Dive into Cellular IoT Solutions
11
Part 3: Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle and Future Trends

Investigating the IoT device architectures

For the Connected Cooler and Smart Label solutions, we will review the device architectures using the architectural block diagram (Figure 6.1) presented in Chapter 6, Reviewing Cellular IoT Devices with Use Cases, and shown again in Figure 8.2 here:

Figure 8.2 – Cellular IoT device architecture

Figure 8.2 – Cellular IoT device architecture

Let us start by reviewing the Connected Cooler device architecture.

Connected Cooler

Based on the business case and high-level requirements presented in the previous section, we can remove some device components shown in Figure 8.2 to create the more simplified architecture shown in Figure 8.3:

Figure 8.3 – Connected Cooler device architecture

Figure 8.3 – Connected Cooler device architecture

At a high level, the Connected Cooler IoT device needs to support global connectivity and report location and the temp/door sensors integrated into the cooler. Let us review each of these components in more detail.

Cellular module...