Wireless Technology Considerations for Connecting Industrial Equipment
Should You Mix Cellular with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?
More and more equipment manufacturers are connecting machines to the Internet of Things (IoT) as a way to differentiate their services and create new revenue streams. When making long-distance connections to the cloud, cellular technology offers a unique combination of flexibility, coverage, and longevity.
But will cellular on its own be enough for your deployment? There are a number of reasons why it can be a good idea to mix the long-range capabilities of cellular with the short-range capabilities of other technologies. This is especially true with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which are, like cellular, worldwide standards with a very large installed base. There a number of industrial use cases that benefit from mixing cellular with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, or using all three.
Download this white paper to learn about:
- Why cellular make sense for connectivity
- When to consider Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- What to watch out for when you’re ready to deploy connectivity for existing and new products