Deployment of a fleet of IoT sensors: How to guarantee its performance over time?
If managing a group of a few dozen connected objects deployed on a single site seems simple, the day-to-day management of 10,000 sensors distributed throughout the territory is much more complicated!
Today, everyone has a smart phone with a cellular broadband connection (3G, 4G and tomorrow, 5G) and habitually recharges their devices nearly every day with regular automatic updates.
By contrast, in the world of IoT (that of low speed networks also called the 0G network), the means of communication are limited and products must be autonomous for several years without being recharged.
However, is the problem of maintenance in operational conditions (MCO) any less critical?
The cost of the sensor and its connectivity are very low, making it possible to deploy new services where traditional cellular networks fail to provide a good return on investment.
But this balance is fragile and precautions must be taken to ensure the success of the operation.
Looking upstream of a deployment to find the right products and tools that will ensure proper operation and performance, as well as data security, is crucial.
That’s because IoT sensors and networks are less expensive than the optimisation of operating costs that must be the strongest because service calls for an on-site technician can greatly reduce the profitability of the project.
On the other hand, IoT technologies are sensitive to changes in the product environment (new building, changing vegetation, use of radio frequencies, etc.). It is therefore essential to have the means to monitor the performance of these products and to be able to interact (remotely) with them.
A Device Management tool like KARE provides an updated view of its group and allows the manager to consolidate his business model and to fulfil his contractual commitments (service life vs. product lifespan battery life).
Optimisation of operating costs
Consolidation of business model
Increased client satisfaction
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