The widespread use of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and wireless communications technology has made reliable spectrum access a necessity for users in a variety of industries, including those which have never needed a spectrum analysis solution until now. This represents a significant opportunity for system integrators (SIs) who understand these industries and have experience developing purpose-built, turnkey RF applications for specific niches and use cases.
So when does it make sense to develop software over integrating with a commercial-off-the-shelf solution? How can SIs avoid challenges, delays, or other issues that end up reducing the profitability of the project? And what should SIs look for in an RF equipment provider when choosing which platform to develop on? This whitepaper will explore these questions so that SIs can build a better RF solution that lets end-users improve their business and understand the spectrum environment.
This whitepaper will examine how SIs can develop a purpose-built software application designed for the end-user by leveraging open, high performance, and versatile spectrum analysis hardware. It will present questions that RF Application Developers at SIs need to ask prior to initiating a new project and discuss the common challenges SIs face when developing an application for their customers. Finally, it will provide recommendations on the types of hardware SIs should use to build their solution to ensure end-users get the flexibility and performance they need for their business.