Cellular IoT & M2M use cases often involve a high number of devices that need to be connected to a mobile network. For this to happen, devices must first be fitted with a SIM and network connectivity must be provisioned. When a project includes hundreds, thousands or even millions of devices that
What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) enables encrypted, targeted transmission of data over public networks such as the Internet. It establishes protected and self-contained networks with various end devices. A frequent application is the connection of home
Smart farming – challenges in traditional agriculture
The challenges in agriculture are increasing in all regions of the world. While the developed world is mainly concerned with structural change in rural areas, the world’s growing population is increasingly noticeable and a growing concern in
What is fleet tracking and how does it work?
Fleet tracking is the use of location technology in tracked vehicles. Software programs that gather data from the vehicle location devices enable you to pinpoint the vehicle’s exact location. A well-known and good example of the most common vehicle
When configuring an Endpoint (via the EMnify user interface (EUI) or the RESTful API), EMnify customers have the possibility to activate the IMEI lock. The IMEI is a unique serial number that the manufacturer assigns to cellular devices to identify devices connected to a GSM network. To learn
What is an IMEI number? A serial number that the manufacturer assigns to cellular devices. Just as people have their own ID number and every car has a vehicle number, every cellular device with a SIM card can be precisely identified by a so-called IMEI number – International Mobile Equipment
An ICCID number – what is it and how do I find it?
Each active SIM card has its own SIM card number, which can be used to assign and identify the card individually. Often these numbers are printed directly on the card or are at least recorded on the card carrier or on the enclosed letter. The
Although 4G / LTE networks are yet to have full global coverage, 5G technology is already advancing. The first 5G radio masts have been installed across multiple countries, ready to supply the world with a new high-speed network. However, what is the difference between 4G vs 5G and can the 5G
In 2017, consulting firm Capgemini published a study asking the question: “The Internet of Things: Are Organizations Ready for a Multi-Trillion Dollar Prize?” The study examined and interviewed numerous companies that remain global leaders in their industries. Most of these companies claimed
Human health directly or indirectly influences every aspect of modern life – a healthy population translates to a healthy community, society and economy. Financial, socio-economic, political and cultural differences significantly impact the state of a nation’s public health. However, regardless