Thief River Falls, Minn., 23 August 2022 – Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the selection of electronic components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it now offers a selection of Soracom products, including removable IoT SIM cards, USB dongles and IoT cloud integration and protocol conversion services, through its Fulfilled by Digi-Key programme.
Soracom’s IoT SIM cards give users access to a global network of mobile operators, leverage GSM, LTE, 4G, 3G and 2G technologies, support SIM form-factors 2FF, 3FF, 4FF, and offer multicarrier support. The company’s Onyx LTE USB Dongle provides high-performance communications that enables cellular data connectivity for fixed and mobile applications. Soracom’s cloud integration service also enables direct connections between devices and the cloud services, transmitting data from IoT devices directly into the cloud platform, significantly reducing reliance on 3rd-party APIs or scripts, and helping to reduce IoT data consumption.
Soracom’s pay-as-you-go terms allow testing on the fly with no commitment, contract negotiation or volume projection required, and the included network operator console provides granular-level control over SIMs, data thresholds, events and alerts, and billing. In addition, users have the option to temporarily suspend SIMs and pause billing when devices are not actively being used, allowing for reduced total cost of ownership at scale and accelerated speed to market.
“Digi-Key Electronics is excited to now offer a series of Soracom products and services,” says David Stein, vice president of global supplier management at Digi-Key. “Soracom gives teams designing and deploying new connected experiences the power of choice, and provides an IoT connectivity platform that allows innovators unparalleled insight into their business and control over their own network.”
“Digi-Key’s customer-focused approach aligns fully with Soracom’s vision for a truly connected world. We’re thrilled to offer our mutual customers this opportunity to accelerate their speed to market with the support of a partnership and a global connectivity platform,” says Kenta Yasukawa, CTO and founder of Soracom. “We look forward to collaborating with the Digi-Key team and their other suppliers to make customers’ IoT lifecycle journey easier from start to finish.”