IoT–Internet of things, the connected product.
Connecting the product enables you to access data for analyze or using in the work of enhancing your offering to your customers.
The data can be used to improve your product, enhance your customer value of the core product or even create other type of offering enhancing the value for your customers.
It could be through finding possibility to optimize the design of your product, offering predictive maintenance or giving your customer valuable information from your product.
Or even other types of offering can be created, new products for your customer creating additional customer value that they in turn can stay more competitive with.
However it's in many cases so that standard products will not allow you the freedom of gathering the data you want, the most important data maybe is lost. It's not only about connecting your product to the phone or the cloud, you need to define what you want to get from the product, what type of data do we want to transmit or receive.
It's important that the solution chosen to connect your product doesn't prevent your future needs, it should consider extension that would be feasible. Here we have Datarespons as one partner that have long experience in hardware solutions for the purpose.
You also need to review your product to see if you get the information needed, maybe you even need to add sensors to enable more customer value through the connected product.
As an example, if you intend to implement predictive maintenance it's not good if the wear and tear parts aren´'t detected, compare with cars and trucks where the brake pads have a wear sensor.
Magntec can help you in the process, we have experience of implementing IoT in companies, from mapping the current situation, review your product and evaluate what might be need to be improved
This will be used for creating an map for what is needed and a plan for how to get to the target.
This plan is created with regular milestones to launch new products step-wise to ensure customer value and return of investment.
Magntec has partners that can help build the architecture for your product or even provide a plug and play system for your product but with the flexibility that you in the future can add more features or data points.
As a part of the road map we also review the demands on mobile network operator, need of service and support for the system as well as how to handle access for users and all needed behind the scenes, here we have a co-operation with Tele2.
To have this road map is vital for your IoT initiative to be successful, the technology to solve the connection should be chosen from this needs.