Arduino Launches SIM-Only Service for Arduino IoT Cloud

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Arduino SIM is fully integrated with Arduino IoT Cloud, making cellular IoT accessible to everyone from manufacturers to professionals across fields

Arduino announced the launch of a SIM-only service specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Arduino SIM is based on Arduino platform, to provide manufacturers and developers cellular access to Arduino IoT Cloud platform from more than 100 countries with a single data plan and at competitive cost.

The new solution is aimed at providing the simplest path for the development of cellular IoT devices in an environment known to millions. Offered by Arm Pelion Connectivity Management, the cellular service means a single physical Arduino SIM can be used in more than 100 countries across the world with one simple data plan.

Initially, the Arduino SIM data plan will be launched in the US, followed by availability in Asia and Europe in summer 2019.

Commenting on the development, Fabio Violante, CEO, Arduino said, “We’re excited to announce Arduino SIM as a way to simplify cellular connection to Arduino IoT Cloud. By partnering with Arm Pelion Connectivity Management we’re able to offer global data plans to suit everything from single IoT prototypes to production IoT deployments.”

“The simplicity of integration with Arm Pelion Connectivity gives us the freedom to focus on our users and accelerating innovation and adoption in cellular IoT,” Violante added.

Connect to cloud

The new SIM is fully integrated with Arduino IoT Cloud and is in continuation with Arduino’s aim to democratise the IoT technology and making cellular IoT accessible to everyone from manufacturers to professionals, across various fields such as education, agriculture, retail and industrial.

Users can simply send sensor data to databases, alerts or spreadsheets, without any necessary coding, by using Webhooks, or are able to develop custom IoT applications using the API.

Initially, Arduino SIM will be rolled out with support for Arduino MKR GSM 1400 (3G with 2G fallback) – a 32-bit Arduino board supporting TLS and X.509 certificate-based authentication through an on-board secure element and crypto-accelerator.

With Arduino IoT Cloud, it is possible for users to securely connect these boards without any coding needed. However, they are still programmable using open-source libraries and the traditional Arduino IDE.

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