…. Simplifying your move into the world of IoT

No matter where you look, you see and hear about the power of IoT.  It is at your home (in your appliances, your new garage door opener and it closes your blinds to keep you cool), in your car (helping you get where you are going, safely and more reliably) and at your work (smart businesses are using IoT to improve productivity and the bottom line).

So, you know you should be using IoT with your product, but not sure how to get started?

SimpleIoT is for you….we take some of the complexity out of making your product “smarter”

What are the benefits to adding IoT to your product?

As a manufacturer, it is vital that you get more information about your products….IoT helps you do that.  By adding connectivity to your product, IoT helps you:

    • Learn how products are actually used, allowing you to better plan and
           engineer products in the future
    • By knowing how your products are being used, you are also able to offer different
            billing models to your customers, including the much sought after “product as a service”
    • Know when issues are happening to allow you to better service your customers
    • Push out software and firmware updates to your product much quicker

What are the key components to any successful IoT implementat

There are four main components that need to be looked at for things to work:

    • On-site Hardware and Network includes the boards that are used on your
             product, any local area connection required and the connecting any sensor
             data to your solution
    • Internet Connectivity is how your valuable information is sent from a remote site
            back to your servers…..this can be via an existing wired system, cellular
            connections or even satellite for remote deployments
    • Data Storage and Analysis is needed to make sense of your data….first, the
             data is assessed to see if it is urgent (requires immediate action) or can be put
             into the “virtual filing cabinet”.  Once the data has been received, it can be
             analyzed to allow it to be presented to you in a way that allows you to make decisions.
    • Finally, the Presentation layer is how you are able to actually use this data. 
           This can be a graph that shows you trends, an email that alarms you of an
            incident or the data can be integrated into your existing system.