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Aeris IoT + LTE-M: Simplifying Remote Updates for IoT Devices

June 26, 2019

Supported by all major mobile equipment, chipset, and module manufacturers, LTE-M can co-exist with standard consumer LTE mobile networks and benefit from all the security and privacy features of these networks, such as support for user identity confidentiality, entity authentication, data integrity, and mobile equipment identification.

In addition, Aeris Intelligent IoT Network has incorporated advanced functionality to provide the highest value for data access and security in the industry. One of its main features is the ability to enable remote updates to device software, thereby saving time and cost.

Leveraging Connectivity-Aware OTA Information

With the click of a control-center button, OTA updates can be deployed to thousands of devices at once, rather than requiring each device to be manually modified. OTA updates eliminate the need to send technicians into the field, save time and money, and make IoT products vastly more scalable. The ability to make software changes or add security patches to many devices at once is especially important for operators of large-scale IoT deployments where updating devices manually would be a nearly impossible task, as in, for example, tens of thousands of solar panels.

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Armed with cell tower information for devices, customers can group the devices to minimize the impact of network congestion on remote update campaigns. Furthermore, knowing if the device is in an active data session or if the device is registered to the network is critical, as it allows customers to send remote updates with the highest possibility of successful downloads, thereby minimizing the number of retries. This, in turn, keeps cellular data costs in check.

Hear from the Experts

With low-cost modules, extended battery life, better signal penetration, remote update capabilities, and the ability to use existing infrastructure, LTE-M has the potential to address specific challenges while providing the solutions you need to address a successful deployment.

To learn more on the value LTE-M can provide your business, join us for a live webinar, LTE-M Leveraging New IoT Technologies into Diverse Industries, where our subject matter experts assess the benefits and challenges of new IoT protocols, such as LTE-M.

NOTE: Webinar time:  Wednesday July 10th at 11:00a.m. Pacific Time | 1:00p.m. Central Time | 2:00p.m. Eastern Time