You don’t have to be a software engineer to understand the Internet of Things. Below you’ll find simple, non-technical explanations of key IoT concepts you need to know.
PTCRB: Certify Your Cellular Devices for NA Markets
Members of the PTCRB facilitate tests according to the certification program. The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) manages and supervises PTCRB certification. Once a cellular device passes the necessary tests, one of three reporting bodies (CTIA, TÜV SÜD, or TAF) will assign it an International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI), which tells North American cellular operators that the device is PTCRB certified (and therefore compatible with their network).
What Is an Integrated SIM (iSIM)?
Smaller components allow manufacturers to build smaller devices. The integrated SIM gives manufacturers the greatest flexibility in how they design cellular devices. In the future, iSIMs will be a dominant SIM form factor in consumer electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT).
eSIM vs. Nano SIM Form Factors: What’s the Difference?
When choosing a SIM card for your cellular device, size matters. Smaller SIM cards take up less space, freeing manufacturers to build smaller devices and add additional components—which is especially valuable in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Depending on how and where your device will be used, it may also be important to have a more durable SIM card that can handle extreme temperatures and conditions like corrosion and vibrations.
IPSec vs. OpenVPN: What’s the Difference?
The more distributed your devices or employees are, and the more valuable your data, the more critical it is that your data transmissions are encrypted and secure. You want your devices and users to have access to network resources without leaving the door open to hackers.
IT/OT Convergence: Benefits, Challenges, and Examples
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What Is a TAC Number? Type Allocation Codes Explained
TAC numbers help cellular networks recognize devices that are approved to access network infrastructure. While it doesn’t identify individual devices (the IMEI number does this) or individual SIMs (that’s the ICCID number), it communicates the make and model and confirms that it meets regional standards and specifications.
What Is OpenVPN?
With OpenVPN, you can remotely access a private network from anywhere. emnify leverages OpenVPN to help IoT manufacturers remotely access devices and securely transport data from the device.
What Is CPaaS? Communication Platform as-a-Service
CPaaS solutions are most valuable to businesses that don’t have the IT infrastructure, personnel, or time to develop and maintain their own solutions. Using a CPaaS vendor allows organizations to rapidly incorporate secure, scalable communications systems without investing in additional infrastructure or staff, and it significantly reduces time to market.