We rely on the Internet of Things (IoT) to keep us connected. Our IoT devices communicate with each other to automate our customer service interactions, provide network redundancy to stay connected and improve emergency response times, just to name a few of the services they provide. Without a strong cell signal, however, many of these devices would no longer function. Just like so many of the devices we use, IoT devices are dependent on a reliable network connection. As the development of IoT applications accelerates, reliable network connectivity will become even more crucial for powering devices, vehicles, home security systems, and everything in between.
Why IoT Needs Connectivity
IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a network of physical devices connected to the Internet, all collecting and sharing data among themselves and with users. Connecting these devices together provides previously unheard of features, enabling them to communicate real-time information without involving users directly. With IoT, our devices become smarter.
IoT devices work best with always-on, always-reliable cellular connectivity to provide the intelligence they advertise. With many IoT applications supporting smart devices deployed in places and conditions where even the strongest cell networks will struggle to adequately serve (such as flood detectors located deep in the basement, or parking sensors in underground garages), it's important to establish consistent and strong cellular connection.
This is where cell signal boosting technology comes in. Cell signal boosters ensure that IoT devices can remain reliably connected to the network. How? They begin by collecting the outdoor cell signal from the strongest available sources via an external antenna and routing it through an amplifier, before distributing it inside a space that would otherwise be a dead spot. From emergency communications to lighting controls, all IoT applications benefit from a reliable cell signal.
How to Improve Your Connectivity
When properly installed, high quality boosters and antennas, such as the IoT 2 and IoT 5 from WilsonPro, can be connected to most cellular modems and gateways to provide consistent signal strength and improve data transfer speeds.
WilsonPro’s IoT boosters (or M2M signal boosters) can be directly connected to most cellular modems and gateways to provide consistent signal strength and to improve data upload and download speeds, helping to strengthen the foundations of IoT. They also offer solutions for mobile and fixed in-building use that do not require a physical connection to the cellular device.
- IoT 2
- Ideal for custom-designed IoT communication systems built within tightly constrained spaces, the IoT 2-Band cell signal amplifier’s power and compact design make it a trustworthy “Direct-Connect” solution.
- IoT 5
- Ideal for custom-designed IoT communication systems built within tightly constrained spaces, the IoT 5-Band cell signal amplifier’s power and compact design make it a trustworthy “Direct-Connect” solution
These solutions improve your cell signal and with it, the performance of your IoT devices. Imagine all you could do with a reliable cell signal and the smart devices it could support.
We don't have to wait for future advances to enjoy the benefits of IoT today. Your existing infrastructure can be leveraged with cellular signal boosters, and you can experience the benefits and conveniences of a connected building. Want to learn more? Contact your local Accu-Tech representative.