In-Vehicle Networks

Networks on the Move: What to Consider When Choosing In-Vehicle Solutions

As the digital transformation in IT continues to create the need for an Elastic EdgeSM, traditional tethers to the central office have all but vanished. Physical boundaries continue to decrease in importance, and organizations of all types require constant and dependable in-vehicle connectivity to keep up with changing business imperatives. Dependable mobile connectivity keeps vehicles on the road longer, helps enterprises better manage their fleets, and allows businesses and organizations to better serve their customers.

Of course, transportation presents challenges not found in a traditional office environment. Traveling along bumpy roads, traversing service areas, and powering devices using a vehicle battery are factors requiring special consideration and planning. A full solution should take into account all aspects of virtual and physical layouts, as well as anticipated usage. You’ll find that you’re not simply choosing hardware and a data plan, but rather looking holistically at how to optimize a comprehensive solution to extend your network to the road.

For mobile enterprises that can’t afford downtime, 4G LTE networking solutions are a reliable, secure, and cost effective means to ensure always-on connectivity.

In this white paper, we will explore applications used for fleet networks, how in-vehicle connectivity is being implemented, challenges and best practices, and application-specific considerations.

This white paper includes:

  • Overview of in-vehicle connectivity and applications
  • Suggestions for application-specific considerations
  • Guidelines for choosing an in-vehicle network solution
  • Customer success stories