IoT Ecosystem Development
In order to support evaluation of IoT/M2M technologies, SWI offers some areas of potential investigation including:
Realistic Communication Requirements
A key step in selecting the right wireless communications solution is to define a realistic set of requirements for the targeted business use cases. To start, these should include:
- Planned reliability over operating life
- Interoperability with proposed devices and legacy systems
- Expected coverage range
- Data rate
- Security capabilities
- Suitability for planned operating environment
- Network management and monitoring features
In addition, the technology must be reviewed in the context of the total available and serviceable market for the targeted applications. Publicly available references are a strong starting point, but may not be comprehensive for all markets.
For communications technologies a critical indicator in market potential is the partner ecosystem and the subscriber devices into which the technology has been/will be integrated. Furthermore, market potential is intertwined with the combined market share of all device partners in a market.