Communicating with battery-powered devices that utilize power saving functions can be a challenge, especially on LTE-M networks where SMS is not always available.
To address this challenge, Aeris has extended its pioneering Shoulder Tap architecture to add support for LTE-M battery powered devices.
The LTE-M Shoulder Tap APIs from Aeris, use IP packet data to provide a lower cost method to send shoulder tap messages without waking the device up. Over 30 IP shoulder tap messages can be sent for the cost of one SMS message.
Shoulder taps can be sent individually or in a batch of up to 1000 devices with payloads of up to 140 bytes. Shoulder taps are processed by each device when the device is awake and listening for messages.
How can I take advantage of this feature/How can I access this feature/capability?
IP Shoulder Tap requires a cellular modem that supports data connections and is designed for customers creating new battery powered LTE-M devices.
Full documentation about the Shoulder Tap API can be found here.