IoT and M2M Essentials

What you need to know to create a new product or service

Instructor: Lee Vishloff

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm EST

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Course Description

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products and services are an essential component of the Internet of Things.  This one day essentials course covers the most important things you need to consider when developing a new Internet of Things or Machine-to-Machine product or service. 

Course Outline:

Applications, Architecture, & Protocols 
-    Cellular M2M architectures and services
-    Short range RF examples
-    Protocol stacks
-    Standardization initiatives

Business perspective
–    The M2M/IoT ecosystem
–    Where do you fit in the ecosystem?
–    Operational expenditures
–    Billing models

–    Wireless technology selection,
–    Hardware considerations
–    Module options
–    Testing considerations

–    What needs to be tested?
–    How design choices affect testing requirements

Product support
–    Issues and strategies
–    Operating & management platforms

SIM cards and Roaming
–    Sims and eSims
–    Roaming issues

Development Flow charts
–    The things you need to do and how they interact

Who Should Attend

Designed specifically for individuals and companies looking to enter the new world of wireless for the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications. This course covers the most important things you will need to know when developing a new IoT or M2M product or service. 


IoT and M2M Essentials

Lee Vishloff


Mr. Vishloff is the principal engineer in a wireless consultancy focused on cellular-based M2M solutions and short-range wireless products. He has over 30 years of experience in wireless systems and product design. During his career he has designed a wide range of wireless products including satellite systems, terrestrial radio systems, rural communications, aeronautical and others. Lee brings a wide range of practical experience with hands-on and management experience in wireless telecommunication systems, modem, RF, analog, digital, embedded firmware and mechanical design technologies. He has spent the majority of his career working with equipment manufacturers with stints in the semiconductor and consulting businesses. He has served on numerous joint industry-academic committees during his career, strengthening the link between academic research and practical industry needs. Lee has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and completed his management education at Simon Fraser University and the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define IoT and M2M and clarify the main components that comprise a cellular IoT / M2M solution
  • List the possible overall processes involved in bringing a solution to the IoT / M2M marketplace
  • Describe the wireless technologies and hardware available and the selection criteria for a solution
  • List steps to consider when designing the solution up front in preparation for ease of certification
  • Describe the Over-the-Air Performance Considerations
  • List the M2M platforms available to manage the SIMS/Devices

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Common IoT / M2M applications
  • IoT / M2M communications architecture
  • Major elements of an IoT / M2M solution
  • Technology choice selection
  • Development and implementation issues
  • Testing and certification
  • IoT / M2M business ecosystem

Course Materials

Each registered participant receives a copy of instructor slides and access to the recording of the course for 15 business days after the live lecture. Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Untis for participating.

Course Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

Requests for online course cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the course date for a full refund. Once course materials have been shared with a participant, cancellation and refund requests cannot be accommodated.


Course Agenda

Below is the approximate timeline for the course.  Please note that timing may slightly change depending on the number of questions posed to the instructor.

▸ 9:00 – 9:15     - Introduction and Logistics

▸ 9:15 – 10:30  - Applications, Architecture, & Protocols

▸10:30 – 10:45  - Break

▸10:45 – 12:00  - Business view
                          - Implementation choices

▸12:00  - 1:00   - Lunch

▸  1:00  - 2:30   - Implementation cont’d
                        - Certification

▸  2:30 – 2:45  - Break

  2:45 – 4:30  - Product support
                             - Operating & management platforms
                             - SIM cards and Roaming
                            - Development Flow charts
     - Summary

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Registration closes on 27 November 2018 at 5:00pm EST.