The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of devices and machines that interoperate over a network without requiring human intervention. With the continued development of enabling technologies and technical standardisation there has never been a better time to develop or deploy an IoT ecosystem.
IoT (Internet of Things)
IoT (Internet of Things) technology is still in its infancy but its use is rapidly expanding as enabling technology, infrastructure and standards develop.
IoT by definition requires Things to be connected and the diversity of IoT deployments requires an equally diverse range of connectivity solutions. And of course, the “Thing” may be mobile.
When developing or deploying an IoT solution the entire ecosystem needs to be considered. Not only the endpoint device and the application features but just as important the underlying connectivity that carries the data.
IoT connectivity is not only about connecting your devices to the internet but also interconnecting with your IoT platform, whether in your office, datacentre, cloud platform or distributed to the edge. Every IoT solution is different so when designing your IoT network it is essential to have a diverse range of IoT focused connectivity solutions at your fingertips.
Deploying your IoT devices is only one part of building your ecosystem. Building the Wide Area Network (WAN) over which all of your sensor data, back office analytics and customer interfaces operate is another matter. This WAN may well be geographically diverse, have high bandwidth and low latency requirements and be highly available and scalable. Whatever the specific demands of your IoT application are, Spitfire can design and deliver your Wide Area Network.
- Fixed line connectivity from SLA backed Broadband to gigabit Ethernet.
- National and international MPLS networks
- Low latency, guaranteed throughput to major Cloud Service Providers’ IoT platforms
- Centralised internet breakout and VPN consolidation via FWaaS
IoT devices are extremely diverse in their nature and therefore their connectivity requirements. Spitﬁre’s range of IoT focused connectivity solutions for devices could be required for connecting anything from a near shore wind farm to a fork lift truck in a warehouse. In any situation we offer a range of fixed line (Broadband and Ethernet) and mobile (3G/4G) solutions to meet individual device needs.
- 3G/4G IoT SIMs, ruggedized for even the most challenging environments
- Mobile data access with static IP addressing
- Wide range of Broadband and Ethernet services
The IOT Ecosystem covers the entirety of the components required to deliver an IoT solution. Every aspect of the ecosystem needs to be considered from the IoT “Thing” through to the back end platform, and of course how all of these components interconnect.
Spitfire’s experience in delivering Wide Area Networks utilizing a diverse range of connectivity technologies over our own low latency network makes us an ideal partner for delivering your IoT Wide Area Network.
Spitfire’s expertise lies not in deploying the connectivity and wide area networks that are essential to underpin any IoT ecosystem. For Spitfire, the needs of the application come first. The network is simply not fit for purpose if it fails to consistently deliver the performance required by the application. To this end, when considering your IoT deployment we are ideally positioned to offer advice and to design and deploy your IoT connectivity solution.