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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

Best practices in cellular IoT devices

Whether you are selecting an off-the-shelf IoT device or designing your own custom device as part of an enterprise IoT solution, there are a few best practices for ensuring the successful integration of the IoT device in your solution. The first consideration is whether to buy or build your cellular IoT device.

Buying versus building

Designing and building a custom IoT device is a challenging endeavor requiring significant technical resources, time, and money. A typical custom device development takes at least a year and requires additional field testing and pilots to identify hardware and firmware issues for follow-on design iterations prior to large-scale deployments in production. With a custom device, you are also responsible for device support over the full life cycle of the IoT solution. If building a custom IoT device is warranted in your enterprise IoT solution, it is a best practice to use either an embedded modem or cellular module...