One of the new chapters in our second edition of The Definitive Guide to the Internet of Things for Business focuses on Connectivity Management Platforms and the incredible value they bring to IoT deployments. As you download and read through the new eBook, make sure to check out chapter 8 for this all-new information and get a sneak preview here.
Why You Need a Connectivity Management Platform
We all know that managing cellular IoT deployments can be complicated. You probably have devices installed over multiple countries, each with different legal, compliance, and technology challenges. Even smaller installations will have devices connected to their own supply chains, inventories, logistics, and multiple departments located in various locations. On top of all this, your business needs may dictate multiple connectivity options to support regional or global deployments for the most reliable, cost-effective, high quality, and advanced solutions. This adds multiple agreements and numerous billing and rating systems into the mix. Lack of visibility and control is inherent in these circumstances.
Luckily, there are tools to address these issues, and Content Management Platforms (CMPs) are designed precisely to address the consolidation challenges associated with operating large deployments of IoT devices and how they fit in the IoT ecosystem. CMPs are essential as you scale your business beyond a small connected device into a complete IoT solution.
An effective CMP has the main advantage of enabling your IoT project to work with high velocity, volume, and varietyor the three Vs. High velocity in a CMP will spread the cost of infrastructure across many industry verticals. High volume will result in shorter design cycles and rapid deployments. And variety as part of a CMP means integrated network information can enable a richer application experience.
What to Look for in a Connectivity Management Platform
One key to a useful CMP is that it allows you to BYOC connectivity. A platform that supports multiple connectivity technologies, from cellular (LTE, GSM, HSPA, CDMA) to non-cellular (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LPWA) and where you have the flexibility to bring your own connectivity from the operator or carrier of your choice is definitely what you want. For example, Aeris AerPort supports all the standard types of data transmission protocols and technologies across different transmission layers as needed by your IoT systems.
Want to learn more about Connectivity Management Platforms, how they work, and what to look for? Downloadthe eBook The Definitive Guide to the Internet of Things for Business, Second Edition, by Aeris CTO, Syed Zaeem Hosain, and look in chapter 8.