Arduino SIM cellular connectivity service unveiled

May 21, 2019 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Arduino SIM cellular connectivity service unveiled
Arduino has launched Arduino SIM, which is a SIM-only service exclusively for IoT (internet of things) devices based on the Arduino platform. It provides developers and manufacturers cellular access to the Arduino IoT Cloud platform from over 100 countries with a single data plan and competitive pricing.

Arduino SIM aims to provide the simplest path to cellular IoT device development in an environment familiar to millions. The cellular service, provided by Arm® Pelion™ Connectivity Management, means a single physical Arduino SIM can be used in over 100 countries worldwide with one simple data plan. The Arduino SIM data plan is launching initially in the US, with availability in Europe and Asia to follow in summer 2019.

Fully integrated with Arduino IoT Cloud, Arduino SIM is continuing Arduino’s mission to democratize IoT technology, making cellular IoT accessible to everyone from makers to professionals across domains already using Arduino today, including in education, agriculture, industrial, retail and more. Users can easily send sensor data to databases, spreadsheets or alerts, without any coding necessary, using Webhooks, or are able to create custom IoT applications using the API.

Arduino SIM is initially rolling out with support for Arduino MKR GSM 1400 (3G with 2G fallback), which is a 32-bit Arduino board supporting TLS and X.509 certificate-based authentication through an on-board secure element and crypto-accelerator. Arduino IoT Cloud makes it possible for anyone to connect to these boards securely without any coding required, but they are still programmable using open-source libraries and the traditional Arduino IDE. A roadmap is in place to support the upcoming Arduino MKR NB 1500 (LTE Cat-M and NB-IoT), with plans to open it to third party cellular boards at a later date.


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