Remote, or over-the-air (OTA), updates today encompass a complete set of capabilities that enable cost-cutting, product enhancing solutions, as well as the ability to scale quickly, securely, and, if needed, meet all local, regional, or global compliance requirements. These capabilities include not only updating functions, but also connectivity awareness so as to be able to execute updates in minimal time, with minimal costs, while avoiding additional data transport costs due to devices not being able or ready to receive any updates.
This paper examines the need for agile remote device updates to resolve software bugs, close security gaps, and enable and test newly developed features―all on the fly.
Today’s IoT solution deployers need to utilize tools, processes, and systems that enable this rapid update environment―while keeping operational costs low. And having an OTA framework in place before deployment is critical to launching fast and successfully as it allows you to learn and optimize your deployment, add features to expand value, and resolve issues without having to recall devices.