Welcome to the T-Mobile DevEdge Internet of Things (IoT) documentation home page. This document is an overview of what the Internet of Things (IoT) is and more information about T-Mobile’s IoT offerings.
The phrase “Internet of Things” refers to the billions of devices worldwide that are collecting and sharing data over the internet. The affordability of computer chips in combination with wireless networks becoming a commonplace part of everyday life made it possible to turn everyday objects, like a coffee maker, into an IoT device. This “IoT coffee maker” can now be communicated to over the internet, given commands to brew coffee, shut off, self-clean, and more without the need for a human being to be physically next to the machine.
Things, like coffee makers, are embedded with sensors (e.g., pressure, power, temperature, etc.) to monitor conditions for the “thing”. In addition, other pieces of hardware, like mini-computer processors (chipsets), are added to collect data on these conditions. Next, software is added to the mini-computer processors to monitor and collect the data (pressure, temperature, etc.). Then antenna, or modules, need to be added to the IoT device to allow the “thing” to communicate with the internet. And finally, machine learning and artificial intelligence can be added to this mix as well to allow the “thing” to act on that data. (e.g., let you know that the coffee maker has not been shut off). Combine all of these aspects together..
… and the coffee maker transforms into a “IoT coffee maker” or the more ubiquitous term of “smart coffee maker”. This “smart coffee maker” can now be communicated with remotely through a smart phone app, thus allowing the user to...
The digital and physical worlds merge together in an IoT world.
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Returning to the coffee maker, one example is you are at work and you forgot to turn off the coffee maker at home. One tap on your app can fix the problem. But there are many more applications than just a coffee maker for IoT. For example:
A coffee maker, of course, but IoT come in all shapes and sizes, including but not limited to:?
An IoT chipset can be embedded directly into the device’s printed circuit board or into an IoT module that is placed in the device. The chipset controls the communications / flow of data between the processor (CPU), memory (RAM), hard drive, sensors, module, graphics card, sound card, network card, and other peripherals, depending on where the chipset is embedded.
Yes, T-Mobile has a list of chipsets that are certified and compatible with the T-Mobile network. This list also includes the manufacturer's contact information. Learn more by visiting the following link: https://www.t-mobile.com/business/solutions/iot/device-certification
An IoT module works like an antenna, sending and receiving data via the internet, radio frequency, NB-IoT, LTE, LTE-M or Wi-Fi. IoT modules are embedded into “things”, like coffee makers or farm equipment, and are always on, meaning they are always connected to the internet. Staying connected constantly allows the IoT object to communicate continuously in real-time.
Yes, T-Mobile has a list of modules that are certified and compatible with the T-Mobile Network. This list also includes the manufacturer's contact information. Learn more by visiting the following link: https://www.t-mobile.com/business/solutions/iot/device-certification
An IoT device contains a module, chipset, and motherboard that is ready for immediate use with a “thing” that is not already IoT enabled. The IoT device has the necessary…
… already built together. See the following illustration as an example.
Yes, T-Mobile has a list of devices that are certified and compatible with the T-Mobile Network. This list also includes the manufacturer's contact information. Learn more by visiting the following link: https://www.t-mobile.com/business/solutions/iot/device-certification
Please read the IoT Certification page to learn more.
Yes, there are several ready to deploy IoT solutions that T-Mobile provides. Please find them below:
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