Ag & Construction
Why Your Supplier Should Help You Write that RFP

Why Your Supplier Should Help You Write that RFP

Innovating is hard. Providing guidance to highly technical suppliers to create innovation for your vehicles is even harder -- but it doesn’t have to be. If you have strong supply chain relationships, your suppliers should be part of the solution in bringing your ideas...

Critical Questions to Ask a Potential New Electronics Supplier

Critical Questions to Ask a Potential New Electronics Supplier

Manufacturers are faced with many different technologies to be considered in the design, manufacture, and deployment of new vehicles. In many circumstances, it isn’t practical for one manufacturer’s engineering group to really understand how to best leverage these...

Does Your Supplier Own Your Data, or Do You?

Does Your Supplier Own Your Data, or Do You?

The world is getting more and more connected. I’m connected to my car, my kid’s watch, and my doorbell. If I was to buy a new piece of heavy equipment, I’d expect to be connected to that too. For equipment manufacturers considering their connected strategy, there are...

Top two security issues for connected machines

Top two security issues for connected machines

It is important for our machines to be connected. From industrial asset trackers for inexpensive off-road vehicles to satellite telemetry solutions for business jets, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are counting on embedded connectivity solutions to deliver...

Understanding 4G LTE Categories

Understanding 4G LTE Categories

LTE consists of a range of different categories of modem, which can be integrated into telematic devices. These different categories include: CAT NB1 (also referred to as NB-IoT) CAT M1 (also referred to as CAT M) CAT 1 CAT 4 Although cellular technologies go from CAT...

Choosing the Bluetooth That’s Right For You

Choosing the Bluetooth That’s Right For You

Since the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in Bluetooth 4.0, there are now four technologies used under Bluetooth 4.0 and later revisions. Although the history of naming these technologies has led to much confusion, the generally accepted names are Bluetooth...

What’s the difference between SIM and eSIM?

What’s the difference between SIM and eSIM?

Connectivity technologies are confusing for people, and the industry is loaded with perplexing acronyms and buzzwords. One of the most recent areas commonly fostering misconceptions is the difference between SIMs and eSIMs. This article is going to break it down in a...

Understanding IP Ratings for Rugged Electronics

Understanding IP Ratings for Rugged Electronics

For many years, electronics manufacturers have utilized environmental testing to simulate years of product use in the field. As products fail, teams of engineers have dug into each of these failures to understand them, build better tests to simulate the conditions...