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May 27, 2014

Webinar - Choosing the Best Connectivity for M2M Technologies

You may not have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) or machine to machine (M2M) technology, but you’ve already seen both in action. Carriers, automakers, hardware vendors, software developers, fashion designers, professional athletes, farmers and more are getting their hands in the IoT, integrating connectivity into their everyday lives. However, different M2M applications require different types of connectivity – how do you know what your best option is?

For example, many consumer devices are communicating in short distances and don’t require a lot of network demand. In the connected home, many IoT solutions use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to communicate and transmit data. On the other hand, there are more industrial use cases for the IoT that require the utmost security, reliability and uptime. These applications are usually in remote locations, and need strong connections to deliver value. The choice then moves from wireless to either cellular or satellite connectivity.

There are still options beyond deciding on cellular connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (News - Alert) and even conversations about 5G have sprung up. These different options are great for different applications, and it’s important to select the right one when powering your M2M solution.

The choices for connectivity are evolving almost as quickly as the IoT landscape itself. What may work today may not be the best solution five or ten years down the road.

In an upcoming webinar, Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO at Aeris Communications, will discuss these different options and what technologies for connectivity are right for different business needs. He’ll also cover how to anticipate connectivity needs for the mid and long-term, and the necessary investment of time and money for the entire lifecycle of different M2M and IoT technologies.

Any company building an M2M, IoT solution or interested in keeping up with the inevitable shift in device communications should attend. It’s happening Wednesday, May 28 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Learn more and register here.  

Edited by Maurice Nagle