Digi-Key Electronics Teams Up With Truphone To Offer IoT Connectivity

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  • Digi-Key will use Truphone’s SIM technology that will allow users to connect IoT devices to network providers from the moment they switch their device on
  • The Truphone network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and CAT-M1/LTE-M globally with a single Sim card

Digi-Key Electronics has announced that it has partnered with Truphone to bring cellular IoT connectivity services to manufacturers globally. It said that this partnership will provide customers with connected cellular devices and a fully managed service.

Digi-Key will use Truphone’s Sim technology that will allow users to connect IoT devices to network providers from the moment they switch their device on. It does not require any complicated activation process.

Ralph Steffens, CEO at Truphone said, “Both Truphone and Digi-Key share a common goal of bringing IoT into the mainstream. For us, the catalyst to spark the IoT starts with connectivity. The more we can streamline the process of connecting IoT devices, the easier it will be to reach its full potential. We’re thrilled to be partnering with a business at the forefront of innovation, like Digi-Key, to make this happen.”

Device and application management

The companies said that the partnership will provide manufacturers of all sizes with industry-leading IoT connectivity services starting with device and application management. The Truphone network supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and CAT-M1/LTE-M globally with a single Sim card.

Truphone’s prepaid SMS and data plans provide coverage in multiple countries across a three-year period. Robbie Paul, director of IoT business development for Digi-Key said, “We are excited to partner with a leader in cellular connectivity like Truphone. The connectivity services industry is going through radical changes with the advent of 5G and the proliferation of IoT devices. Truphone allows for true worldwide coverage with one SIM card that can be purchased from Digi-Key along with the associated hardware, giving our customers the flexibility to monitor and manage their IoT devices in real-time, from anywhere in the world.”

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