Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. This may involve remotely, unlocking your front door, or turning off/on the lights in your home, but from a corporate perspective IoT enables organizations to collect and analyse data from any piece of equipment fitted with appropriate sensors. This in turn, allows businesses to refine their operations via reduced maintenance costs/operational resources, and improved business operations.

Machine to machine (M2M) forms the foundation of IoT, enabling networked devices to share relevant data and perform automated actions without manual intervention. It’s most often used for remote monitoring & control such as warehouse management, remote control, robotics, traffic control, logistic services, supply chain management, and fleet management.

Regardless of the function, all M2M applications require one simple piece of technology to facilitate remote data transfers and commands….a live data sim card. When creating an M2M solution, JHL consider all of your specific requirements with a view to identifying 4 key data requirements areas:

  • Expected data usage levels/patterns and required data allowance(s).
  • The most suitable type of data bundle (Shared or Standalone).
  • The most effective network coverage levels (single network or multi-network options).
  • The most cost efficient tariff option (PAYU, monthly or contracted)

All market analysis indicates that IOT is the fastest growing sector in communications. JHL can advise you on how you can make the most of this technological revolution. Speak to us today!