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How to Choose a Smart Module for Your IoT Project

Upload date: 2021-07-08

What is Smart IoT Module

As digital transformation becoming the key for both society and economic growth, Internet of Things (IoT) is at the center, bridging the gap between the physical world and the Internet. IoT modules, small computing components embedded in devices, have always been one of the most critical components in this process, allowing wireless connectivity between the devices and the network. At the same time, the influence of consumer products has been brought to the world of IoT, which results in a market in need of IoT modules that can better improve consumer experience.

Among various kinds of wireless modules, smart IoT module stands out with the ability to process a large amount of data, providing an interactive user experience. Comparing with other wireless communication modules, smart modules integrate multiple wireless technologies in one single module, with advanced computing power enabled by powerful CPUs, and multimedia display functions to satisfy the need of a consumer-style application environment.

Smart IoT Module Empowers Different Industries

Smart IoT module has large market potential, which is ideal for applications that require high-definition, multimedia functions as well as a certain level of computing performance. Below are some of the examples.

Electronic Cash Register (ECR) and Smart POS (Point-of-Sale)

The demand of smart modules rises when there is an increasing need for the redesign of older payment terminals, to comply with new financial and data security regulations, protecting consumer privacy. Smart IoT modules embedded in smart payment terminals enable quick and safe transactions over cellular networks anywhere anytime.

Smart Vending Machine

People nowadays expect a more convenient and personalized shopping experience, which has encouraged many business owners to turn to IoT to help them improve customer satisfaction while increasing revenues and reducing overall costs.

With a powerful CPU, high processing ability, and integration with algorithms, smart modules embedded in smart vending machine, no matter it is traditional ones or with AI vision, can greatly reduce time wasting and labor costs, which perfect for convenience stores as well as kiosks in train stations and airports.

Telematics Devices

In the not-too-distant future vehicles will become rolling smart devices. Self-driving vehicles, in-vehicle user personalization, and intelligent driving assistance can all be empowered by smart IoT modules. For instance, embedded with smart module, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems allow drivers and passengers to connect their smartphones to the vehicle dashboard, providing navigation and voice control over music, phone calls and messages.

IP Cameras

Video surveillance system is a crucial for public security, which is also an integral component of smart city. As HD surveillance technology gains maturity, high-definition has become an inevitable trend. Smart IoT modules can be built into HD IP cameras (IPC), video encoders and other IoT terminals, or combined with AI technology, sensors, etc. In this way, HD surveillance image data obtained by the cameras can be transmitted to management centers in an express and low-latency manner for real-time monitoring and analysis.

Industrial Handhelds

Industrial handhelds, or PDA (Personal Data Assistant), is a device that acts as a mobile manager of personal information. Integrated with smart IoT modules, handhelds such as barcode readers and RIFD scanners can help maintain asset records. These portable handheld devices can be used for a variety of tasks, ranging from simple tasks such as locating items, verifying prices, scanning signatures, analyzing ID cards and licenses, to complex tasks such as managing inventory.

How Fibocom Smart IoT Modules Can Help

Fibocom provides a variety of smart IoT modules with different functions to satisfy different application requirements, which are ideal for both industrial and consumer applications requiring high data rates and multimedia functions.

The Fiboocm smart module series comes with the robust and secured open Android operating system as well as LCC+LGA package. The modules integrate high-performance graphics engines to allow smooth 4K/1080p video encoding and multi-channel camera input. With a comprehensive set of interfaces such as MIPI/ USB/ UART/ SPI/ I2C, Fibocom’s smart IoT modules are superior solutions for the core system of wireless intelligent products. The module series also supports a variety of cellular communication modes, ranging from 5G to GSM, as well as dual-frequency Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth short-distance wireless transmission technology. Most of them support GNSS, including GPS, GLONASS and Beidou.

Fibocom’s smart IoT module series is globally certified by regional regulatory bodies, mainstream carriers, industry institutions, and has obtained approval from several technical certification laboratories. The Fibocom smart IoT modules have been applied in various IoT scenarios including smart retail, telematics, public security, industrial handhelds and so on.

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