Fortune reports that American beers raked in an estimated $252.6 billion in 2014 alone, and the industry has continued growing in years since. With craft-brewing and micro-brewing taking the industry to new heights, more people than ever before are learning how to make beer. But the fermentation process is complex and difficult to control, with any number of variables influencing the taste and quality of your brew. Especially for home breweries and smaller establishments making fewer batches, loss of even a single batch due to quality control issues can set back production for weeks.
Fun fact. The Portobello mushroom, a popular meat substitute, was originally considered an inedible byproduct crop and thrown away. Then in the 1980s, American farmers launched a marketing campaign touting the fungus as a hamburger substitute. Today, the mushroom is one of the biggest selling fungi varieties in the world, with annual sales in the billions.
Getting started in the Internet of Things (IoT) can be a daunting task for any company, but it doesn’t have to be. We all have heard about the numbers of connected devices, today and in the future. We understand that the world is moving towards the connected everything. The issue for many is how do I start? What are the challenges? What tools are necessary for IoT solutions? While it’s tempting to take a ‘wait and see’ attitude, the reality is the market is simply moving too fast to sit on the sidelines.
Here, we cover some of the issues. More in-depth analysis can be found in our recent webinar (link here) or at our Neo site (link here).
A Roundtable Webinar Discussion
Featuring Neo and IoT experts
March 29, 2017
Are you a new Neo customer? You may be wondering how to understand the monthly bill you receive for Neo’s self-serve IoT connectivity. It’s pretty simple, but it’s also worth taking a careful look at each line-item to make sure you know what each charge is. So let’s review.
A SIM card (subscriber identity module) is used to identify and allow users access to a wireless network. It is the gatekeeper for wireless networks and ensures every user on the network is authorized.
Most people are familiar with the SIM cards found in cell phones, but Internet of Things technology requires a different kind of SIM card, such as a Neo SIM, for hardware to transmit data. Any device’s access to a network is dependent on the SIM card state: Assigned, Provisioned, Active-Billed, Suspended, or Cancelled. Automatic and manual triggers allow Neo users to switch between each of these states. Manual triggers occur by using AerPort or programming an application using Aeris AerAdmin API, while automatic triggers occur when certain criteria or usage limits are met.
Your Internet of Things deployment is not a one-size-fits-all operation. You want to choose the right cellular connectivity plan that fits your data needs. That’s why Neo, the IoT connectivity marketplace, now offers multiple data plans so you can select the right fit for your IoT program.
Getting online and connected is only the start for any Internet of Things plan. Neo’s self-serve marketplace makes it easy to purchase SIMs and the data you need for your IoT devices, but that’s not the end of the process. With Neo, you also get connectivity management via the cloud-based AerPort platform from Aeris.
You’ve got your Neo SIMs – it’s easy to active them and get started with your IoT project. There’s three essential but straightforward steps to take, and then you’ll be up and running on the Internet of Things. Here’s an overview.
Are you going to Las Vegas for CITA Super Mobility on September 9 to 11, 2015? Aeris and Neo are! Come by the Aeris booth #4849 in the M2M Zone to see our demos, enter a promotion, see a panel, and talk with us about your IoT/M2M needs.