INTERNET OF THINGS
The Internet of Things (IoT), presents boundless opportunities for business innovation and this is being matched by the activity witnessed today across many different industries. This activity is driven by different maker communities globally, from the hobbyist, to start-ups, to project teams inside some of the world’s biggest enterprises.
By its nature, IoT stands on the shoulders of its forerunner, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, but it’s a lot more complex in nature. With M2M, industrial control and monitoring systems were interconnected via closed channels on the user organization’s own network. IoT, on the other hand, is designed to be open – all the better to be able to take massive amounts of data from a large numbers of sensors, and aggregate it to get really powerful insights and outcomes.
Get your IoT strategy right
Because more flexible “anytime, anywhere” connectivity comes at a high price, if you get it wrong, you risk exposing your organization to security threats and excessive data costs.
Million devices connected globally everyday in 2016
Trillion, value of IoT market in 2024
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This openness however presents a variety of challenges. There are lots of different ways of connecting sensors and devices back to where their data will be stored and analysed. In industrial IOT, depending on where the sensors are deployed, there is a wide range of possible networks, from 2G, 3G and 4G, to LPWA networks (LoRa, Sigfox etc.), satellite and indeed fixed-line connections. The challenge for a maker is not only to enable connectivity between devices, but also to aggregate the network across multiple diverse networks in a way that makes it straightforward to manage.
It also has to be done securely. It’s increasingly necessary to treat IoT devices as their own DMZ, to segment them into their own network, where you as the maker are in control of access and egress. Use IP by all means, but don’t expose your devices to the public internet.
Asavie’s IOT offering built on the Asavie PassBridge connectivity platform, provides, you with the solid basis upon which to build your smart, connected projects.
Real-time diagnostics and monitoring of all your connected devices so you can track and resolve any issues, ensure reliable services and optimize service delivery.
Simplify your connectivity network management and ensure high availability
Centrally define automated rules to comply with existing policies but also create new business rules to control how all connected devices and services should work.
Private IP network with secured access through VPN or MPLS connectivity. Dedicated role based access to APN and management systems.
Secure public IP addressing alternatives.
Easy scaling from a single device to hundreds of thousands and beyond. Asavie PassBridge platform is designed from the ground up to scale cost effectively, rapidly and infinitely.
Automated monitoring of services usage, paired with usage and rate plan data, helps you manage your spend, budget accurately, and ensure your devices are operating at the lowest possible cost and highest possible efficiency.
5 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL IoT DEPLOYMENT
Putting IoT Connectivity at the heart of your IoT Innovation – from Prototype to Production