Internet of Things

The Internet opens up enormous new possibilities for traditional radio communications networks, enabling rich data applications and digital communications channels such as email to be seamlessly integrated with voice. It also enables internet connected devices to be controlled and managed using radio networks, allowing organisation to maximise the potential of the IoT era.

Why introduce internet connectivity to your radio network?

IP-based applications are enormously diverse. However, one area of great potential is the Internet of Things (IoT). Most organisations deploying IoT technology do so in order to make smarter use of data, in introduce levels of automation to key processes, communicate more efficiently and ultimately build a more streamlined organisation.

Adding Internet connectivity to an existing radio network is the gateway for a truly unified communications infrastructure, where multiple communications channels and information sources are transmitted across the same network and the same devices. This is easier and more cost-effective to manage, and means that employees only need a single device for multiple communications tasks.

Incorporating Internet connectivity to their communications networks enables organisations to harness voice and data in tandem, driving a massive range of operational insights and efficiencies.

What is the IoT?

The Internet of Things is a huge and rapidly growing ecosystem resulting from the embedding of IP connectivity in ordinary devices or ‘things’. The broad aim is to capture previously untapped data from across this infrastructure and to turn this data into tangible insights and actions, some of which may even be automated in nature. For example, smart grids in the utilities industry involve placing sensors throughout the grid in order to track energy usage and grid performance, and in turn more efficiently manage both the energy output and the maintenance of the grid itself.

Adding Internet connectivity to an existing radio network is the gateway for a truly unified communications infrastructure, where multiple communications channels and information sources are transmitted across the same network and the same devices. This is easier and more cost-effective to manage, and means that employees only need a single device for multiple communications tasks.

Simoco Wireless Solutions: your IoT partner

Simoco Bridge is a device that connects to Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) networks and forms a gateway to internet based service. In turn, this enables a wide range of additional functionality to be incorporated into a standard DMR network, enabling a unified approach to communications.

Network users can carry a single device and use it to support a wide range of communications needs. Email, for example, can be received on what is essentially a handheld radio. This keeps your workforce better connected and reduces the cost and complexity of supporting multiple difference devices.

The Simoco Bridge also supports text messaging to and from DMR radio systems, email using SMTP and POP services, and GSM text messaging via a USC GSM dongle. It offers third party connectivity via TCP/UDP sockets, HTTP requests/posts, external databases and more, allowing it to be used in conjunction with a wide range of additional hardware and applications. It can also be integrated with alarm systems and provide alert calls, giving your workforce an always-on view of key areas of your organisation.

Simoco Bridge is your gateway to an Internet-powered future and a smarter way of working.

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