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What purpose does the Keep Alive serve with an X4 CDMA gateway?

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We currently have a keep-alive setting with our X4 cellular gateways. It is set to 15 minutes, and typically accounts for more than 80% of the data usage with our application, limiting our ability to purchase smaller cellular plans and making our offering less competitive in the market.
I cannot find any conclusive information as to the need for the keep alive, especially considering the Connect Tank device appears not to need it.

My questions are these:
1. Is a keep-alive needed at all?
2. If so, how often?
3. Is the ramification of not having a keep-alive that the gateway would have to negotiate a new association through the network? I assume that would require more data be sent during the association? And, if that is the case, then it would seem there is a happy medium where a system that is reporting few readings/day could do without the keep-alive and reduce the overall data usage?

Thanks.
asked Apr 10, 2015 in Digi Connect Cellular by daveand18521 New to the Community (0 points)

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ing the association? And, if that is the case, then it would seem there is a happy medium where a system that is reporting few readings/day could do without the keep-alive and reduce the overall data usage?
answered Apr 11, 2015 by atifif New to the Community (3 points)
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