Until recently, the deployment of an IoT system was often a lengthy and costly process that failed to live up to expectations. In many cases, a small army of consultants was needed to resolve issues related to sensor connectivity, wireless data transfer, network security, and business analytics. The Industrial IoT solution of VersaSense has changed this for our growing multi-national client base, each of whom face a complex set of deployment challenges. Industrial manufacturers, utility providers and similar institutions value VersaSense’s unique ability to deploy large IoT networks in a single day and are applying our solution portfolio to achieve operational efficiency gains of 5-10%.
Facing heterogeneous network requirements
The explosion of industrial IoT applications has brought with it more heterogeneous requirements in terms of radio connectivity. VersaSense supports a portfolio of best-in-class network technologies, each offering tradeoffs in network performance, range, reliability, and deployment styles. The product offering of VersaSense stands out by spanning a wide range of wireless connectivity for Industrial IoT, providing consistently reliable and secure data pipes for aggregation and visualization.
The right mix of best-of-breed networks
IoT system requirements vary greatly in terms of the environment that they need to cover. Many companies can generate significant business value through the monitoring of business-critical assets that are housed within a single building. This is best accomplished with an ultra-high reliability and long-battery-life wireless mesh network. Other business cases may require infrequent telemetry from assets such as silos that are distributed on a multi-kilometers production site, or that move across a site. This is most economically served by a private and optimized LoRaWAN network. Conversely, where assets are installed in the field at customer sites across different regions or even countries, NB-IoT networking provides a managed and economical approach to global connectivity.
World’s first industrial plug-and-play NB-IoT solution
VersaSense is the first company in the world to offer an industrial plug-and-play NB-IoT solution. Where other providers might give you a development board, the IoT solution of VersaSense enables clients to immediately connect to its portfolio of thousands of sensors and begin generating business value. NB-IoT enables organizations to deploy a network of IoT devices that provide an excellent trade-off between performance and battery life. As NB-IoT connectivity is managed by a telecom operator, it offers an extremely low-complexity entry point for the Industrial IoT. The NB-IoT protocol is already deployed worldwide and is supported by most telecom operators. VersaSense is unique in empowering its clients to combine NB-IoT with other network technologies such as SmartMesh IP and LoRa as required to resolve their IoT challenges.
Software managing seamless data flows end-to-end
Software is critical to powering any industrial IoT solution. The Industrial IoT Fabric of VersaSense seamlessly unifies the selected network technologies with consistent APIs and tools, enabling clients to select the right tool for the right job for any business case. Cloud software continuously monitors and visualizes network status and performance, reducing management overhead and eliminating network down time. Clients may use these network management tools directly, or delegate the management of their network to VersaSense.