Sierra Wireless | February 01, 2023
On January 31, 2023, Sierra Wireless, one of the leading IoT solutions providers, introduced the Smart Connectivity Premium and extended coverage in the U.S. with eUICC specifications.
GSMA eSIM, the specification for eUICC, designs this connectivity across the globe with various technologies. If service becomes unreachable, it will switch between networks and profiles in about 190 countries, including the three leading carrier networks in the U.S.
Principal Analyst at Juniper Research, Scarlett Woodford, said, “eUICC software allows for increased flexibility in consumer and industrial use cases, with both sectors benefiting from the enhanced network coverage realized by eSIM connectivity. Within the IoT space, a connected device benefits from the same level of coverage whilst roaming as it would when connected to its local network. IoT stakeholders will benefit from the profile swap and localization abilities afforded by eSIM technology. That is, eSIMs will allow roaming devices to download local profiles, enabling logistics managers to monitor these profiles remotely.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development at Kigen, Jean-Philippe Betoin, said, “Sierra Wireless has been a valued partner of Kigen for many years. This new offering enables customers to access more networks via Kigen eSIM, enabling future-proofed IoT managed connectivity for global applications. With industrial IoT increasingly becoming business-critical, resilient connectivity options are essential.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Vice President of Semtech’s IoT Connected Services Group, Ross Gray, said, “Using eUICC capabilities for expanded network access and coverage further strengthens Sierra Wireless’ global IoT managed connectivity offering for customers. Sierra Wireless’ Smart Connectivity service simplifies how customers connect and manage their deployments. With one global SIM, it accelerates IoT time-to-market, ensures resilient global coverage, maximizes uptime, reduces operational costs, and provides IoT customers with seamless expansion into new markets with access to over 600 partner networks in over 190 countries. Now, thanks to our partnerships with the leading U.S. carriers, it also offers expanded coverage in the United States as well.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless, a subsidiary of Semtech Company, is one of the leading IoT solution providers in the world, connecting network services, devices, and software. It offers technology solutions for wireless cellular modules, integrated embedded processing, open-source applications, 4G cloud-managed LTE routers, eSIMs, and 5G vehicle routers. It has about 200 patents in wireless technologies from about 600 partner networks. It empowers businesses with connectivity, connects devices with data, and provides real-time and accurate insights.
Iridium | December 28, 2022
Cloud-native networked data services offer features such as scalability, flexibility, cost efficiency, high availability, and security and are designed to be used in cloud computing environments. With breakthrough innovations such as Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT), which enables the transmission of messages between devices or systems using the Iridium satellite network, organizations can get global coverage, low latency, high reliability, and robust security.
Iridium Communications has introduced a two-way cloud-native networked data service called Iridium Messaging Transport (IMT), which is designed to make it easier to add satellite connections to Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The service is available to use over the Iridium Certus broadband service and provides an IP data transport service for small-to-moderate-sized messages, supporting satellite IoT applications.
The Iridium satellite network is made up of 66 low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites that can reach almost everywhere on Earth, even the oceans and the poles.
IMT is integrated with Iridium CloudConnect and Amazon Web Services and can reduce development costs and speed up time to market for new Iridium-connected IoT devices. The service is currently available for the Iridium Certus 100 service, with introductions for Iridium Certus 200, 350, and 700 planned for Q1 2023.
Overall, Iridium's cloud-native networked data service for satellite IoT connections is a safe and reliable way for businesses to connect their IoT devices to the Internet in a wide range of places and situations.
About Iridium Communications Inc
Iridium is the only global mobile satellite voice and data communications network. Iridium enables real-time, global connections between individuals, organizations, and assets. Iridium, in collaboration with its ecosystem of partner organizations, offers a diverse and innovative portfolio of dependable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and introduced Iridium Certus®, its new specialized broadband service. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and its common stock trades under the symbol IRDM on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
1NCE | January 09, 2023
1NCE, a global IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity and software company, has launched its 1NCE OS software at the Consumer Electronics Show. The software is designed to be easily integrated into IoT projects of any scale and aims to accelerate time-to-market for these projects by several months. The launch of 1NCE OS at CES has created a lot of buzz in the IoT industry, and the product is expected to revolutionize the way IoT projects are developed.
The software includes features such as device authentication, an IoT integrator, a device inspector, a device locator, and an energy saver. These features combined will make it easier for developers to add robust security and scalability to their IoT projects.
“1NCE flips the script for customers – we don’t monetize their data for a few extra dollars because our customers’ data is theirs and theirs alone. 1NCE’s move into software allows us to boost our customers’ ideas not just when they need connectivity, but from the outset of their projects and all the way through a device’s lifecycle. IoT connectivity and software for life for a single fee, and that’s it.”
Ivo Rook, Chief Operating Officer at 1NCE (Source: Businesswire)
The 1NCE OS software is available for free to 1NCE customers as part of the company's Lifetime Flat Service, which offers a single flat rate for IoT connectivity and software for life. The service aims to be transparent about using customer data to create tools rather than monetizing it to sell additional services. By using the 1NCE OS, customers are able to take advantage of a wide range of security and scalability options for their IoT projects without any extra costs or hidden fees.
1NCE is the only connectivity and software company that offers IoT at a global flat rate for life. Our mission is to provide true cross-border, future-proof IoT without uncertainty or hassle throughout the device's lifetime. In 150+ countries, 1NCE converts connectivity into ready-to-use electricity, allowing innovators to dramatically improve the environment, cities, healthcare, public safety, the supply chain, and more. The company, which was founded in 2017 by CEO Alexander P. Sator and Deutsche Telekom AG, is headquartered in Cologne, Germany, and employs over 250 people across 20 countries.