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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

Cellular IoT device types

As described in Chapter 2, Understanding IoT Devices and Architectures, in our overview of IoT device types and use cases, the most common device types used in most IoT solutions are serial modems, routers, gateways, remote monitoring devices, and asset trackers. This is true for cellular IoT solutions as well, but to provide more granularity on specific cellular IoT device types that could be integrated into your enterprise IoT solution, we have listed the most common cellular IoT device types in the table shown in Figure 6.2:

Figure 6.2 – Cellular IoT device types

Figure 6.2 – Cellular IoT device types

We will now provide a brief definition and explanation of each of these device types, which should provide more insight into selecting the best IoT device(s) for your enterprise IoT solution. Since the general router, gateway, serial modem, and remote monitoring device types were covered earlier, we will not cover these again.

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