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10 IoT Device Management scenarios

IoT is present in many different sectors in the day to day life. It’s not a technology nor a paradigm, but everyone understands why to use it, and many know how it will help business provide added value. IoT Device Management is an evolution of traditional DM to the restricted and pervasive devices found at different IoT solutions.

Each sector benefits from Device Management in a different way depending on the way it is applied to their processes. Here is a selection of some interesting places where IoT Device Management provides a considerable set of benefits.

MediumHighVoltagenetworksDeviceManagementMedium and High Voltage networks

In Spain, the electricity network is +1.000.000 Km long (source). In Mexico, the HV and MV network is 700.000km long (source)Device Management helps maintain the network elements, increasing lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.

SmartretailtagsDeviceManagementSmart retail tags

Clothes or electronic devices can be tracked from factory to customer if a Smart Tag system is added. This requires a proper process of recycling and managing the location, application and life cycle of each of the millions of tags.

IndustrialRobotsDevice ManagementIndustrial robots

Let Industry 4.0 integrate all the robots, conveyors and PLCs to produce goods. But also add a Device Management capacity to the robots to allow manufacturers provide near real time diagnosis and maintenance to increase productivity.


Water supply distribution network

Water supply quality requirements increase, and distribution problems are demanded to decrease. To achieve this, sensors and actuators along the networks help meet those requirements. Device Management help deploys orderly these solutions.

PerishablefoodtrackingDeviceManagementPerishable food tracking

Tracking perishable goods along the supply chain implies moving sensors from one place to another, changing providers and carriers networks. With a Device Management tool, the process can be automated to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

DomesticappliancesDeviceManagementDomestic appliances

Appliance manufacturers are starting to focus on new customer services. These will imply moving to a pay per use, remote maintenance, or customized configurations. All of them will be easily attainable with a Device Management tool.

SecuritysurveillancedevicesDeviceMaangementSecurity and surveillance devices

Homes, offices, industrial buildings or terrains. Millions of points to detect intrusion, theft or vandalism. Lots of sensors and communication devices need to be installed, configured, replaced and updated regularly.

IrrigationnetworksDeviceManagementIrrigation networks

A network of pipes, canals, and pumps deployed along the biggest area applicable to IoT. This means long range communications, poor coverage, harsh environments and difficult maintenance. Device Management automates and simplifies operations and maintenance.

BankATMservicesDeviceManagementBank ATM services

Critical mission devices dedicated to one of the most important services demanded by customers. IoT Device Management brings the possibility to control any banking machine, besides the main mission, to allow control security policies, updates, and maintenance.

Smart Metering Infrastructure

It’s not about MDM. It’s about controlling that the elements that provide the meter reading are working properly, that they can be updated, and they can be maintained. A Device Management solution allows controlling communications, meters, and gateways.

Learn how Device Management helps you increase the effectivity of your IoT solution, increasing your productivity while reducing deployment and maintenance costs.

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