The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is big and getting bigger all the time - for good reason. IoT devices can provide cost and time savings, collect data to uncover business insights and opportunities, predict needs before they even arise, and act with precision based on collected analytics. IoT devices are opening up unlimited possibilities for businesses to easily access necessary information in real-time, from anywhere they're working.

What is IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects, or “things”, that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. Such devices include daily tech gadgets such as smartphones and wearables, smart home devices such as smart meters, as well as industrial devices like smart machines.

These smart connected devices are able to gather, share, and analyze information and create actions accordingly. Each device collects data for a specific purpose that may be useful to a buyer and/or user and impact the wider economy by increasing efficiency and capabilities.

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Connectivity

The connection method to enable communications

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Monitoring + Alerts

The status of devices and change notifications

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Analytics

The network data of connected devices

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Devices

The physical IoT objects

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How SD-WAN helps unlock more value from IoT

As companies implement new IoT solutions, more pressure is placed on corporate wide area networks (WANs), many of which were not designed with the IoT’s vast scale in mind. IoT devices will generate considerable amounts of traffic at the network edge and also open up new security vulnerabilities. To ensure that their WANs are future-proof, organizations should consider the implementation of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions.

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Common IoT Use Cases

  • Monetize WiFi - Ability to monetize WiFi access by charging for connectivity and offer up targeted promotions.
  • Customer Feedback and Engagement - Intelligently deliver customized messages to encourage repeat business, analyze customer traffic patterns to make intelligent product placement decisions and drive foot traffic.
  • Improved Customer Service - Wayfinding capabilities provide real-time directions to key venues and activities while targeted messaging can provide relevant information like daily specials, menus, or special offers.
  • Asset Tracking - Utilize intelligent object detection, real-time route or distribution tracking, and monitor temperature-sensitive foods.
  • Safety - Utilize location tracking and location-based messaging to notify customers and employees of important information and react quickly to incidents or occupancy issues.

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Telesystem IoT Hardware Offerings

Telesystem offers a number of Managed WiFi hardware solutions which include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio enabled wireless access points (AP). BLE radios have the ability to transmit as well as scan and location Bluetooth devices. The BLE scanner can hear other beacons, asset tags, and devices that communicate using BLE data protocols. Available Bluetooth Location APIs allow for third-party applications to provide asset tracking and analytics using Bluetooth enabled devices.

Telesystem IoT Software Offerings

Telesystem Managed WiFi dashboards offer analytics and reporting information which give administrators access to information such as:

  • Client usage information
  • Number of clients connected
  • Location Heatmaps
  • Splash Login Statistics
  • Location Analytics
    • Proximity tracking
    • Engagement tracking
    • Loyalty tracking

Our WiFi Engagement and Analytics solution helps physical venues survive and thrive through optimizing safety, enhancing the visitor experience, and driving revenue. This is achieved through connecting multiple data sources such as WiFi, sensors, and Bluetooth beacons, to their cloud-based platform. Businesses get a complete view of what is happening in their space, allowing them to make informed decisions and drive meaningful experiences through several built-in intelligent space solutions. Our solution offers businesses: 

  • Enterprise WiFi
  • Wayfinding
  • Presence & Location Services
  • Custom Development

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