SORACOM and Sigfox Partner to Drive European IoT Deployment
25 September 2017 — Today at the Sigfox World IoT Expo in Prague, SORACOM Inc., a leading provider of cloud-native connectivity solutions built specifically for Internet of Things, announced native platform support in Europe for Sigfox’s market-leading LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) connectivity.
SORACOM’s customers will be able to use the SORACOM web console and APIs to operate and manage devices connected with Sigfox. Blended cellular/LPWAN deployments can now apply a single cloud-side architecture to simplify deployment, commissioning and ongoing support of in-field devices. Importantly, Sigfox deployments can now take advantage of the tools available on the SORACOM platform, including device management, data transmission reduction, cloud service integration, data visualization, packet inspection, and more.
“This is a major win for makers of IoT who were so far struggling to choose between cellular and LPWAN or find a combined offering, with a cloud-native integrated approach towards a blended offering”, said Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer, SORACOM (above). “We are now able to create this unique value to our existing and new customers. The partnership and integration of platforms will also enable customers to utilise other SORACOM value added services like Harvest, Funnel, Canal, etc. from a single platform across a range of devices running on different network technologies. Our vision to democratise IoT is taking shape!”
“Adding Sigfox global LPWAN service to SORACOM cellular connectivity provides tremendous value to customers looking for multiple-mode deployments,” said Davide Pacchini, director Global Alliances at Sigfox (left). “This partnership will extend Sigfox’s market leading story of low cost, low energy and ubiquitous service with SORACOM’s cellular connectivity to provide dual-mode capability and grow the market of use cases for developers and customers.”
The addition of Sigfox support expands the SORACOM platform in Europe to encompass a wide range of new IoT use cases. Sigfox offers developers the opportunity to reduce connectivity cost and energy consumption for IoT devices while allowing connection over distances of miles or more. Additionally, Sigfox can be combined with high-bandwidth connectivity options such as cellular or WiFi in a blended deployment to support a broad set of IoT use cases. Sigfox is currently deployed in 32 countries worldwide, with coverage already available in most European markets.
SORACOM will also begin offering a Wisol-based breakout for direct purchase from the SORACOM User Console by end of October. This Arduino-compatible breakout is easy to program using AT commands, compatible with Sigfox in Europe and together with SORACOM Platform services, it helps developers quickly prototype a Sigfox based device.
For more information on SORACOM, please visit https://soracom.io/.
Jasper Partners With Microsoft for Enterprise IoT Service Management
30 July 2015 – Jasper, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, today announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to provide enterprises worldwide with an IoT service management solution that enables them to bring new IoT services to market faster, facilitate their shift from product businesses to services businesses, and rapidly scale. Through joint engineering efforts, the companies are combining the power of the Jasper IoT services platform and the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, available in preview later this year.
"More than 2,000 enterprises across dozens of industries worldwide have selected the Jasper Platform to enable them to deliver IoT services that increase customer value and grow revenues," said Macario Namie, VP of Strategy at Jasper (above). "Through this strategic partnership with Microsoft, we continue to increase the business value of IoT by making it easier and faster for enterprises to bring their IoT services to market, and to scale those services globally."
The Azure IoT Suite extends existing Azure capabilities to connect devices and other assets (i.e. "things"), capture the diverse and voluminous data they generate, and integrate and orchestrate the flow of that data. The suite also manages, analyzes and presents device data as usable information to help businesses make better decisions, while also intelligently automating operations. The offering, while customizable to fit the unique needs of any organization, also provides complete applications which speed deployment of common scenarios seen across many industries, such as remote monitoring, asset management and predictive maintenance, while providing the ability to grow and scale solutions to millions of "things."
Jasper Control Center, Jasper's IoT services platform, is a cloud-based IoT platform that enables companies of all sizes to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy, manage and monetize IoT services for any connected device. The platform, which is easily configurable to meet the unique requirements of business across industries, gives companies the real-time visibility, intelligence and control they need to accelerate time-to-market, automate operations, optimize performance, troubleshoot and fix issues, and manage costs. As those companies grow, Control Center makes it easy for them to seamlessly scale their businesses across the globe. Jasper partners with 25 mobile operator groups, representing more than 100 mobile operator networks worldwide, to deliver the benefits of Control Center in over 100 countries.
"Our vision for the Azure IoT Suite is to help companies thrive in this era of IoT by delivering preconfigured solutions and world class services that any company, whether startup or the most established global enterprises, can use to create new value," said Sam George, Director of Azure IoT. "Jasper's IoT services platform is a critical component of delivering on this vision. By bringing together the Jasper Platform and the Azure IoT Suite, businesses of any size and in any industry can build cost effective IoT solutions for themselves or their customers."
The combination of the Jasper Platform and the Azure IoT Suite will provide enterprises worldwide with the following advantages:
- Faster Time-to-Market - Enterprises in any industry can accelerate time to market of their IoT services by taking advantage of pre-established, deep integration across all technology layers -- connectivity, application, and data.
- Global Visibility - Businesses gain a global view of their IoT deployments -- including both device data and Control Center IoT service data -- through the Azure IoT Suite experience.
- Automated Business Decisions - The solution delivers richer insights that inform more sophisticated decision-making.
Jasper is a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader. Jasper has designed its industry-leading, cloud-based IoT platform to enable companies of all sizes to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy, manage and monetize IoT services on a global scale. When companies do this, they become much more than product businesses. They become service businesses, capable of automatically managing their customers' entire IoT services lifecycle, delivering increased customer value and unlocking new sources of revenue. More than 2,000 companies in over 20 industries, including many of the world's top brands, choose Jasper to fast-track their IoT services. Jasper currently partners with 25 mobile operator groups, representing more than 100 mobile operator networks worldwide.
Founded in 2004, Jasper is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please visit www.jasper.com.