What are Internet of things technologies?
In simple terms, IoT is a mobile VPN connection for machines only. Things know things, and when they connect to the Internet, the data they hold is no longer locked inside of them. Internet of things technologies make this information more accessible and better able to support business decisions.
AT&T Control Center for IoT Features at a Glance
Flexible rate plans
See all your devices at a glance and respond to changing usage or network conditions.
The Numbers Speak for Themselves
Interface for real time device provisioning, management and billing
Self-service tools to detect and diagnose network and device issues
Million network events managed by the robust and AT&T IoT platform each month
Standards-based APIs to help you manage your business more efficiently
Examples of Common Business Uses for IoT
Click the use cases below your industry to learn how IoT can help.
IoT Use #1 Point of Sale (POS)
Replace Stationary Point of Sale (POS) systems with tablets. Research shows you can increase sales by bringing the POS system to the customer. Not only can they immediately handle credit card transactions and scan goods. It also makes it easier to help customers. They can check inventory for the item a customer wants, without going to the register or the stock room.
Also, the technology tracks inventory and pricing, logging sales when they happen. That way, staff can be sure that they are giving customers the most up-to-date information.
- Improve transaction security with a PCI compliant secure credit card reader
- Reduce reliance on cash.
- Improve customer service and modernize the customer experience.
IoT use #2 Digital Signage
Inform, entertain and direct shoppers with engaging, dynamic signage. Use it for targeted customer communications, interactive games and product interactions. It can also serve as a self-service kiosk for check-in’s and customer service.
- Adapt messaging on the fly.
- Target a your most valuable customers.
- Add extra point-of-sale and customer service opportunities.
- Use near real-time customer data.
IoT use #1 Fleet management
Keep tabs on your equipment’s exact condition and location. Use it to track devices, get GPS information and to help troubleshoot. AT&T Fleet Complete is an end to end IoT solution. With it, you get sensor rich devices that install easily on your equipment. These devices collect a variety of data, which they send to a cloud app. Use it for full visibility and control over your fleet.
- Watch driver behavior to better manage fuel and maintenance costs.
- Streamline dispatch using near real time GPS routing
- Remotely manage and assign tasks to field workers.
- Keep an eye on the status and location of your most valuable equipment.
- Respond to your customers’ needs more accurately and faster than ever before.
IoT use case #2 Container Monitoring
Actively track and monitor shipments. Maximize the usage of your containers and trailers while lowering the risk of theft. The system uses sensors to send information about the location of each container. The information they collect goes to a cloud app where you can keep an eye on the containers and manage them.
- Stay well informed– Configure the system’s alerts to let you know if a container needs attention.
- Automate data collection and management.
- Improve operational flexibility and performance.
- Integrate with AT&T Fleet Complete for the total fleet management package.
How AT&T Internet of Things Technologies Help Your Business
- Strengthen your control – Real-time diagnostics and provisioning tools help to optimize operations. Maximize your equipment’s efficiency and longevity.
- Improve intelligence – Predict when equipment is likely to fail or need service.
- Increased automation – Streamline operations, scale faster and reduce costs. With the AT&T Control Center’s powerful automation engine.
Why Choose AT&T IoT Services from Intelligent Technologies, Inc?
We’ve served the technology needs of SMBs for over 25 years. Additionally, AT&T has been around for over 100 years. And, in that time has served more than 3.5 million businesses, of all shapes and sizes.
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