IoTerop Partners STMicroelectronics to Accelerate IoT Cellular Adoption

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IoTerop said it is working with STMicroelectronics to enhance device management capabilities and services based on Open Standards for IoT cellular device makers and solution vendors.

IoTerop, an ST Authorised Partner, has built a complete set of Device Management software tools and services optimised for STM32 cellular platforms to accelerate and ease the development, operation, and monetisation of IoT solutions in Smart Metering, Smart Lighting, Logistics, and other Industrial applications.

Combining STMicroelectonics’ microcontrollers that include NB-IoT / LTE-M cellular support with IoTerop’s IOWA LwM2M client & ALASKA LwM2M-based device management platform, it is expected to be ideal for a variety of applications that need extremely low-power consumption, and require secure, sustainable, and optimised IoT services, the company said.

By adding IoTerop’s device management software solutions on top of STM32 Cellular MCUs, customers are said to gain access to simplified, automated remote operations from cloud to device which lowers IoT operational costs without sacrificing security. “Customers can thus enable critical features in their IoT solution such as firmware updates over the air (FOTA), security provisioning, device configuration diagnostics and remote control, and data orchestration.” These features capitalise on state-of-the-art Open Standards including OMA LwM2M 1.1 and 1.2, and IETF DTLS and OSCORE, where IoTerop sits on the Open Mobile Alliance SpecWorks’ Board that drives their specifications.

IoTerop provides IOWA Lightweight M2M SDK pre-compiled for STM32 Cellular platforms leveraging STM32 X-CUBE-CELLULAR, which abstracts the complexity and communication link working with cellular modems. It also provides a publicly accessible LwM2M test server for early test purposes and a scalable Device Management Platform ‘ALASKA’ which is able to operate large-scale deployments.

STM32 demo binaries for B-L462E-CELL1 Discovery & P-L496G-CELL02 Discovery platforms are freely accessible for download. “… customers can either access the IOWA Evaluation SDK source code pre-built for STM32 cellular MCUs leveraging X-CUBE-CELLULAR, or purchase a Commercial IOWA License.”