Addressing the Hottest Connectivity-Related Issues on the IoT/M2M Device Development Agenda
Softeq puts use case requirements front and center. Based on the goals of your business and the context about how, where and by whom your product will be used, we’ll chart a plan that will bring about the most practical and reliable results in the long run, and then refine it into a highly performant connected solution. Here is what we thrash out when going about building an Internet of Everything system:
Guided by max. number of simultaneously connected devices, their types, underlying infrastructure to ensure interoperability and efficient operation (building on PubNub, ThingSpace, and similar IaaS, using fog and/or cloud computing, and more).
Choosing network infrastructure, balanced connectivity components, modules, and low-end devices (battery-powered or energy-harvesting) based on operational conditions to avoid prohibitive costs on network services and device maintenance/ replacement in the future.
Heeding the length of a point-to-point communication path and coverage needs to decide on the best network structure, transport and messaging protocols (from PANs to WLANs to WANs; from BLE to WirelessHART, and more) that will provide the required level of performance.
Amount of Data
Evaluating the amount of data that will be transferred through your IoT system and its flow to pick up the right protocol stack and get bandwidth, speed, latency characteristics for the required level of data throughput and Quality of Service performance.
Physical Environment & Obstacles
Examining the physical environment where your solution will operate to ensure reliable data channeling, guarantee that the process of data routing, capturing and delivery is durable in a variety of contexts and signals meet no hurdles on their way.
Battery Life & Its Lifespan
Working out well-balanced operational and power modes fit for your IoT system use cases (on-demand connection for burst transmissions, always-on operation, power saving modes, etc.) to maximize battery life and its lifespan.
Designing for security to guarantee safe connections at each entry point to your connected solution and ensure secure data exchange (multifactor authentication, bonding, data encryption, device management, and other security aspects).
Harnessing the power of optimized standards, tools and procedures (AMPQ, CoAP, XMPP, LWM2M, WAMP, ZeroMQ, MQTT, publish-subscribe patterns, and more) for real-time communication and smooth data channeling in resource-constrained environments.