What is an end device?
An end device initiates or receives communications across a private mobile network (PMN). There are thousands of end devices. Following are a few examples:
- Handheld RFID or barcode readers
- Security cameras
- Video cameras
- Point-of-sale devices
- Internet of things (IoT) devices
What do end
In a PMN, end devices are the functional ends of the network. They take human communications, digitize them and send them into the network and to another destination. Since any device connected to a PMN requires a SIM card to interact with the network, communications sent through PMNs are highly secure. An enterprise can deploy a PMN on a permanent or temporary basis.
What benefits does a PMN offer for end device users?
For example, a school decides to connect students to the internet through school-issued end device computers. Building architecture or wall and window material may block cellular signals from penetrating the building, resulting in dead zones. Wi-Fi has a limited range and, at peak times, becomes overloaded and slow. A PMN is cellular technology, not Wi-Fi, and transmits a strong signal throughout the building and beyond.
In the case of a weekend festival, the PMN becomes a temporary network for point-of-sale transactions. In a disaster zone where regular communications are unavailable, a tactical backpack PMN connects various end devices so emergency workers can communicate among themselves and out to the world.