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.
LPWAN Explained: Low Power Wide Area Networks
10.12.2020 There are several kinds of LPWANs, but they all share some general characteristics, and they’re ideally suited for IoT applications. The type of LPWAN you choose determines the radio frequency (RF) bands, data rate, and cost structure your device uses.
What Is a Connectivity Management Platform (CMP)?
From a CMP dashboard, IoT manufacturers can do things like: Order SIMs and manage SIM contracts Control and monitor your available networks Define and regulate your devices’ data consumption Enable support teams to troubleshoot connectivity issues Change rate plan profiles
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 Identity. The 15-digit number is guaranteed to be globally unique, meaning dual SIM devices have two IMEI numbers due to their two SIM card slots. To learn more about other cellular connectivity and SIM card identifiers, check out our previous blog on this topic which explains what the ICCID and IMSI numbers are.
What is Industrial IoT?
Unlike consumer IoT devices, industrial IoT devices are generally used in B2B applications to increase efficiency. And while IoT security is always a concern, it’s crucial in IIoT, where data transmissions often involve sensitive business-critical data.