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Cellular Connectivity or SD Cards: Which M2M Data Upload is Best?

October 22, 2014
iStock_000002195721_LargeTechnology is rapidly changing in the M2M industry and, where we once saw SD cards as the best way to transmit data back to your company’s IT network, cellular connectivity is becoming the new standard.
Of course SD cards have their benefits. For example, with SD cards you can control the storage size of the device and upgradesare easier than replacing a hard drive or other permanent storage solution. Data is more secure than the cloud unless the device is stolen. 
Aeris recommends cellular connectivity to handle your M2M needs. For one, SD cards are not always on. They require human interaction to transfer from one device to another for uploading. There are solutions for upgrading older devices to have cellular connectivity. 

Cellular is always on when you need it. Devices can transfer data in real time so there’s no need for massive storage as data is stored in the cloud or transmitted to another device for storage. Software updates and troubleshooting can also be done remotely.

Some of today's older devices use either PSTN landlines or SD cards that patients are tasked with mailing back to their hospital or healthcare provider. Some also use a PC-based solution that is connected to the Internet. As technology advances and the world goes mobile, these older devices are becoming obsolete.

Looking to learn more about M2M and how to ensure your company can take advantage of the benefits of cellular connectivity? Download our white paper about the evolution of M2M or contact us today!


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