First blended connectivity capabilities for IoT claimed by Soracom

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, announced the launch of Soracom Arc, a service that allows anyone developing IoT solutions to leverage Soracom’s IoT platform using any internet connection, including cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite.

This “blended” connectivity lets users mix multiple connectivity technologies while controlling their entire network through a single, unified management platform, making leading-edge IoT networking capability available to a wider array of industry solutions.

Since 2015, Soracom’s suite of network and application services made advanced IoT capabilities widely available, including cloud integration, private networking with virtual private cloud, secure remote access, and on-demand packet capture. However, until recently, those services were only available when using Soracom’s cellular connectivity, Soracom Air.

The announcement of Arc fulfills a long-standing customer desire to leverage Soracom’s platform services regardless of connectivity technology.

Arc empowers individual developers, startups, and enterprises alike to build IoT solutions using their connectivity of choice, with the ability to easily switch or add connectivity options as requirements change, without rearchitecting applications. Regardless of internet connection, deployments get the benefit of a fully virtualised network stack, multiple network security options, and 17 other network application services.

In additionto creating blended IoT networks incorporating multiple connectivity options, this new service gives IoT innovators additional benefits, including:

  • Soracom services available over any Internet connection. Arc provides anyone developing IoT solutions secure access to the Soracom suite of 17 network and application services, including cloud integration, private networking, data optimisation, secure remote access, and on-demand packet capture.
  • Fluid connectivity and elegant failover. As existing deployments expand, Arc helps reduce common challenges associated with introducing new connectivity options. Likewise, Arc allows devices to offload data transfer from cellular to Wi-Fi when in range, while maintaining cloud integrations.
  • Accelerated prototyping. Developers can now prototype with Soracom’s network and application services using their existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet internet connection, without the need to check cellular coverage, purchase a SIM card and modem, or commit to a cellular connectivity plan.
  • Secure communication over public networks. As devices are deployed to new locations, Arc helps developers maintain end-to-end secure connections over any available public network internet connection, even on networks they do not control.
  • Zero-touch provisioning when using the Soracom IoT SIM. Managing credentials for each device presents a significant challenge as IoT deployments grow. Devices provisioned with a Soracom SIM can take advantage of Soracom’s zero-touch provisioning to obtain the configuration and credentials needed to connect to the Soracom Arc endpoint.

“We’ve always wanted to give IoT innovators the option to connect devices to our platform in whichever way is best for them,” says Kenta Yasukawa, co-founder and CTO, Soracom. “Soracom already supported cellular and LPWA connections. The ability to access Soracom services over Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or satellite dramatically expands the range of options available to those creating new IoT experiences.

Now, anyone developing IoT solutions, anywhere in the world, can experience the deep set of features within the Soracom toolkit and start building amazing technology that could truly lead to a more connected world.”

For more information about Soracom’s blended networking capability, visit here.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow

RECENT ARTICLES

Rajant and Acubis Technologies announce successful FE1 peregrine and hawk deployments for Stanwell’S meandu mine

Posted on: May 17, 2022

Malvern, PA. 17 May 2022 – Rajant Corporation, the Kinetic Mes wireless networks, and Acubis Technologies, a Kinetic Mesh Premier Partner (KMPP) in Australia, have delivered the FE1 series BreadCrumbs Rajant Peregrine and Hawk to a government-owned utilities provider in southwest Queensland. The customer, Stanwell, was battling the ever-evolving data and application requirements of its

Read more

How can IoT revolutionise dairy farming?

Posted on: May 17, 2022

Today internet of things is the most topical talk in the tech industry. If you are still unaware of this term, the Internet of Things, a.k.a IoT, then just look around; you have been using it in your daily life, either in the form of smart watches or smart microwaves or smart water bottles, etc,

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more