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IoT Router Sectors and Use Cases

Retail

Retail outlets require a range of connectivity solutions. Many portable electronic point of sale terminals use mobile connectivity as their primary connection. Other, however, also use Wi-Fi or Ethernet/LAN connectivity as their main form of connection. 

These devices require secure local routers to deliver this local area network connectivity. Having the ability to use mobile connectivity from the router is an invaluable, secure and resilient method of ensuring the maximum uptime of these critical connections. 

Many other forms of till systems, digital advertising, kiosks and interactive displays also become more robust and scalable with the provision of a managed router service dedicated to supplying LAN and secure Wi-Fi to both portable and fixed terminals and devices.

Hospitality

Hotels, restaurants, bars and tourist facilities as well as having retail and point of sale operations, also need to provide secure guest Wi-Fi to visitors. This is part of the experience for users who wish to connect in affordable ways when in another country or to utilize higher bandwidth connections than is available on their phone agreement. 

Secure, resilient, managed routers can provide these critical wi-fi services with the addition of managed mobile connectivity as a primary or back-up service.

Health & Telecare

Health Sites and Care Homes require Wi-Fi and LAN connections for a range of users and uses. This can include the normal provision of staff or end-user communications but can also include the connection of critical sensors that rely on fixed-line or wi-fi connectivity for notifying locally situated carers, nurses or alarm receiving centers.

EV Charging Units

EV Charging Units rely on critical connectivity for ensuring their point-of-sale interfaces, ANPR cameras and internal modules can communicate with central services and management systems. Industrial routers integrated within EV Charge-Points are, therefore, central to the resilience of their services, uptime and user availability in terms of user/vehicle recognition and payment transactions.

Business Communications

Many businesses use mobile connectivity as primary or back up connectivity for their routers. Utilising multi-network or dual sim cards means that these devices ensure businesses always remain operational. 

A connected IoT router service provides the added assurance that routers can be serviced and configured remotely, as well as utilizing Caburn’s cloud VPN infrastructure for extra security.

Leisure Connectivity

Many properties including, holiday homes, caravans and motor homes require geo-resilient connectivity for owners, users and guests. 

Many users are using these types of properties for both work and family life, which means sharing Wi-Fi connectivity between business devices (such as laptops) and entertainment systems such as televisions, tablets and smart phones. 

Providing a managed multi-network router service at scale provides a higher service uptime, while saving time and money for both providers and users via remote service monitoring and management.

Critical Connectivity for IoT Applications