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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

Understanding IoT Devices and Architectures

With a good foundational understanding of IoT and how IoT enables enterprise digital transformations, this chapter will introduce you to end-to-end enterprise IoT solution architectures and devices. For common wireless IoT technologies, a high-level IoT architecture is shown in Figure 2.1. In this network architecture, IoT devices used in the various IoT markets and use cases reviewed in Chapter 1, Transforming to an IoT Business, have a brokered gateway connection to an Internet Protocol (IP) network, which connects to the internet and the enterprise IoT platform and application. Both the IoT platform and application elements could reside in an enterprise data center or more typically, in the domain of a cloud service provider (CSP), such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, where the IoT data is ingested and formatted for display on an enterprise IoT dashboard.

Figure 2.1 – High-level IoT architecture

Figure 2.1 – High-level IoT architecture...