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Overview of USSD for IoT

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May 2017

Overview of USSD for IoT

In Blog hardware-manufacturing By Mariia Siniagina

What is USSD? Unstructured Supplementary Service Data or USSD, is a protocol used by GSM cellular devices (like a cell phone or M2M product) for bilateral communication between the device and the mobile network provider’s computers. USSD is commonly used for balance checking, adjusting mobile account settings, and adding credit. Anytime mobile phone users dial […]

Lessons from Custom Device Manufacturing

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Apr 2017

Lessons from Custom Device Manufacturing

In hardware-manufacturing By Mariia Siniagina

Working on custom Android tablets and smartphones brings about its challenges and lessons. It’s often the case that the custom tablet or smartphone will be the first device of its kind meaning that at least bits of its development are not only new for you, but for everyone involved. Prototyping is one of the most […]

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Mar 2017

Rugged Tablet Testing

In hardware-manufacturing By Mariia Siniagina

Last month’s article looked at what makes a rugged Android tablet or smartphone different from a standard Android tablet or smartphone by highlighting the most popular standards and rating systems. IP Ratings (International Protection Rating), NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association), and MIL-STD-810G (Military Standard) were all covered, and this month, we will look at some […]