From automotive telematics and fleet management systems to in-home healthcare services, Machine to Machine (M2M) communication is a key aspect of the emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market sector. According to CISCO, 27.1 billion networked devices and connections will serve 4.6 billion users globally by the year 2021, and these devices will greatly depend on M2M communication to perform their functions.
The upcoming rollout of 5G cellular networks (2020) is expected to be a huge leap forward in the way we use connected devices. It’s projected that 5G will allow for individual download speeds of 1 Gigabit per second, with latency speeds of less than a millisecond. According to Gartner, an estimated 20.8 billion internet-enabled devices will be in service worldwide by 2020, many of which will utilize the 5G network. To handle all that speed and connectivity, companies are expected to invest upwards of $275 billion into revamped infrastructure within the next decade, according to a report published by Accenture.
The SIM card’s key function is in its name: the Subscriber Identity Module. It stores information that is used to identify and authenticate users, and to connect devices to the Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM). GSM has been the standard for cellular communications since the introduction of 2G, and advances in SIM card technology have followed closely behind advances in GSM.
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.