What To Expect When You’re Connecting – Soracom Podcast Season 2 Written by: Ryan Carlson Published: September 12, 2023 Voices of IoT Tags: Cellular Connectivity | Interview | IoT remote access | Podcast Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Connecting, the second season of our Soracom podcast. I’m your host, Ryan Carlson. We may have had a small rebrand, but this is still a podcast for IoT professionals and the IoT Curious who find themselves responsible for growing, executing, or educating others about the challenges that come with connecting products and services to the internet. You can find all of our past episodes on Apple Podcast, Buzzsprout, and Spotify, or by clicking this link. In This Episode – Connecting in Difficult Remote Locations Over Cellular Remote installations may be fairly common in the IoT world, but that doesn’t mean they are easy. From network strength and bandwidth constraints to the potentially inhospitable environment, there are a ton of X factors to keep on top of before you can even begin utilizing the data from your devices. In this episode, we are joined by Andrew Jarman, CTO of Toku Systems, as well as Kenta Yasukawa, Soracom co-founder and CTO, to discuss some of these challenges and grant us the benefit of their experiences deploying connected devices in situations where everything seems to be working against you. Andrew discusses his experience deploying leak detection devices in oil and gas fields and along pipelines in some of the most remote regions of the country. He shares his engineering tactics for optimizing hardware and cellular data and explains why old DOS programmers make some of the best IoT-embedded engineers. This episode is perfect for those IoT professionals who are interested in learning how to address some of the challenges posed by remote deployments. If You Like Our Podcast, Check Out Our Other Media Projects The podcast is one of several projects run by the Soracom Media Lab. An initiative with a mandate to create relevant educational and inspirational audio and video content and make it available on the platforms that people already go to get exposure to new ideas about connectivity. Check out long-form videos on our YouTube channel, short-form videos on Instagram, social media platforms like LinkedIn, and how-to videos on various technical forums. ……………… Got a question for Soracom? Whether you’re an existing customer, interested in learning more about our product and services, or want to learn about our Partner program – we’d love to hear from you!