At Softeq, a squad of full-stack IoT development specialists have a solid grasp of network standards — communication protocols, network topologies, and data exchange rules. Relying on top-grade experience of our BLE app developers and other connectivity professionals, we'll help your company pick up the best implementation option — wireless or wired — to create a robust connected objects system that smoothly channels messages across the unified M2M/IoT path. Having defined an optimal operation mode, our engineering team will create smart devices and applications centered on one or several of these wired and wireless connectivity technologies, and network types:
Connectivity comes as a pivotal characteristic at all stages of Internet-of-Things project execution, including device design, integration services, and end-user apps for the connected devices. Softeq covers each step of the process and builds solutions across these layers:
Relying on battery-friendly options such as Bluetooth Smart (single and dual mode), BT Classic and high throughput Wi-Fi, the Softeq developers create proximity communication scenarios for direct-to-device connectivity within the range of a personal area network — with connected accessories and gadgets (watches, cameras, etc.), smart fashion items, activity trackers and personal wellness devices.
We design optimal interaction methods for home control and automation, enabling both machine-type communication and two-way machine-to-people interaction. We develop solutions that create a connected ecosystem of home appliances, metering devices, security cameras, and home entertainment systems within LANs and WLANs, and can be then painlessly routed via Internet gateways into smart grids and WANs.
For massive sensor-based IoT deployments empowering industrial control and monitoring activities, for enterprise connected systems focusing on interoperability, big data and operational efficiency, and for remote medical monitoring and patient care striving for real-time critical data acquisition, Softeq will find the best-suited connectivity option and design a system architecture that enables mission-critical performance in a distributed environment.
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 or 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.
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.
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.
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.