Quick definition: Satellite IoT services often use Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks or Geostationay Orbit (GEO) satellite networks to facilitate global connectivity. It serves as a standalone solution or a complement to “terrestrial networks” such as cellular connectivity. Progressive companies like emnify are taking this a step further by converging cellular and satellite connectivity, offering businesses greater network reliability and global reach, all on one SIM.
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What Is IoT SAFE and How Does it Improve IoT Security?
IoT SAFE is one of the many ways the mobile industry is consolidating security functions into fewer components and shifting the data-intensive burdens of security away from IoT applications. It leans on the SIM card to help mitigate risks associated with IoT devices, so you can build a more secure infrastructure for your IoT solutions.
An Overview of the IoT Tech Stack
Even the most basic IoT devices need a range of technologies to function. Sensors, actuators, and computers use software to transmit data through a network to another device or application and vice versa. Collectively, this technology is known as the IoT stack—and it looks different for every IoT device.
What Is Cellular IoT? Simple, Global Device Connectivity
Cellular IoT uses cellular networks to connect physical devices to the Internet. The same cell towers that provide service to your smartphone can connect heavy machinery, security systems, hospital equipment, asset tracking systems, and billions of other devices to the internet. Cellular connectivity enables these devices to transmit and receive data, so end users can remotely monitor, analyze, and control them.