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ID-Nr. 6647 Selecting Cellular LPWAN Technology for the IoT
Tuesday; February 27, 2018
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Mike Rohrmoser; Senior Director of Product Management, Embedded Systems + RF Connectivity; Digi International
For many Internet of Things (IoT) applications, high-throughput standards such as LTE-Advanced, with its throughput of 300Mbps, are overkill, since the amounts of data are relatively small. What’s more, devices and sensors are often deployed in far-flung, remote areas that often lack access to power, making a high-powered router unfeasible. To address this segment’s low-power, low-bandwidth requirements, the 3GPP, the cellular-standards body, is putting forth new “narrowband” standards. LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, allowing them to last multiple years on a battery.
ID-Nr. 6632 Yocto Project Linux as a Platform for Embedded Systems Design
Wednesday; February 28, 2018
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Alex Gonzalez; Software Engineering Manager, Digi International
Choosing an operating system for an embedded system is one of the most complex and critical tasks for building a connected device. It has significant long-term ramifications that affect both development and the market success of a product. There are several factors that make choosing a Linux-based OS a smart choice: acquisition cost, source code availability, and its broad architecture support —all these factors lead to a significantly improved time-to-market and a reduction in platform design risk and effort.
What Are the Necessary Attributes of Smart IoT Devices?
Thursday, March 1, 2018
13:00 pm – 13:30 pm
Exhibitor’s Forum – Hall 3A, stand 610
Scott Nelson; Vice President of Product, Digi International
What is a smart edge device? The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are driving high ROIs and new revenue opportunities as the use of smart edge devices is becoming more common in almost every industry in every region of the globe. And, with increased intelligence at the edge of the network, these devices are being used for data collection and control, but what exactly makes them smart?
We will define the key attributes of a smart end node:
Safety and Security Technologies
Monday, April 9, 2018
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Don Schleede, Digi Information Security Officer; Digi International
Public Wi-Fi access systems are deployed on shared equipment which require a separation of critical secure systems and public systems within the same device. We will discuss technical requirements needed for security for these common deployments. Also within this discussion, we will show how to evaluate risk within your system.
With public Wi-Fi access becoming a requirement for mass transit systems, these systems are typically deployed as a feature of the already on-board equipment. Many deployments do not duplicate equipment for operational systems and public Wi-Fi. This leaves deployment scenarios to separate critical secure systems that control and report vehicle status, as well as fare and operator functions within the same device, from the publicly accessible Wi-Fi.
With this mixed security domains deployment, we discuss common functional requirements needed, from a security architecture, to deploy these systems into a mass transit system. If you are considering a new deployment, or have an existing deployment, come see what current features, new features and functions you may have to deploy on your own system.
In discussion of these features, we will give you the tools to evaluate if they are right for your deployment by using a simple risk evaluation process. These recommended features will include concepts of a technical nature such as the separation and routing of multiple LANs, VPN backhauling, Wi-Fi isolation, configuration of firewalls, transparent proxying, DNS forwarding, Intrusion Detection, and Quality of Service ("QoS") or bandwidth limiting. We will also discuss operational support concepts, once deployed, and what should be required for maintaining a secure deployment. Since operational security is a critical aspect of securing these systems, we will demonstrate new concepts and technology to help manage these systems within your environment.