Digi-Key expands IoT offering with Soracom products and services
Removable IoT SIM cards, USB dongles and IoT cloud integration and protocol conversion services by Soracom are now available from Digi-Key.
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 Onyx LTE USB dongle enables cellular data connectivity for fixed and mobile applications. Soracom’s cloud integration service also enables direct connections between devices and cloud services, transmitting data from IoT devices directly into the cloud platform, reducing reliance on third 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. The included network operator console provides granular-level control over SIMs, data thresholds, events and alerts, and billing. Users have the option to temporarily suspend SIMs and pause billing when devices are not actively being used, to reduce total cost of ownership at scale and accelerate time to market.
David Stein, vice president of global supplier management at Digi-Key, enthused: “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.”
Kenta Yasukawa, CTO and founder of Soracom, added that the company is looking forward to “collaborating with the Digi-Key team and their other suppliers to make customers’ IoT lifecycle journey easier from start to finish.”
Founded in 2015, Soracom serves more than 20,000 startups, SMBs and global enterprises across all industries, from agriculture, energy, construction and transportation to consumer electronics, manufacturing, real estate and healthcare.
Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, is a high service distributor of electronic components and automation products worldwide.
Digi-Key provides more than 13.4 million components from over 2,300 quality name-brand manufacturers with an industry-leading breadth and depth of product in stock and available for immediate shipment. The distributor also supports design engineers and procurement professionals with a wealth of digital solutions and tools to make their jobs more efficient.