Blues expands global coverage with 1NCE IoT connectivity option
- Blues customers can add extended global coverage to their solutions now using IoT connectivity from 1NCE
- 1NCE coverage provides future-proof support for Blues customers with global expansion needs beyond those areas bundled with the Notecard product
Blues, a leader in easy-to-build IoT solutions that improve business operations, reduce costs and decrease time-to-market, announced today it will expand coverage through a partnership with software company 1NCE.
1NCE and Blues are the only companies offering global, lifetime coverage for IoT devices enabling enterprises to develop solutions to challenges facing markets from clean energy to manufacturing to health care.
1NCE extends the existing cellular coverage of Blues’ Notecard, an easy-to-integrate wireless IoT module. 1NCE’s coverage of 158 countries and regions adds to the 140 countries already covered by Blues’ Notecard product, giving enterprise customers the ability to deploy IoT connected products at a greater global scale.
“Our partnership with 1NCE extends our customers’ IoT coverage to support testing and product deployments around the world,” says Jim Hassman, Blues President and CRO. “Blues customers use our Notecard to tackle important missions, from monitoring air quality to reducing food waste. Together, 1NCE and Blues support our customers’ ingenuity with our joint commitment to simplicity, enterprise-grade reliability and scalability in the cloud.”
Notecard affordably and securely connects customer products to the cloud without the burden of cell plans, fees or complex device setup and provisioning. It works seamlessly with Notehub to securely route data from a customer’s products to their cloud application of choice.
Notecard’s firmware supports failover to a secondary SIM for uninterrupted connectivity, so customers can leverage 1NCE for reliable Notecard coverage within previously underserved regions. APIs, libraries, documentation, source code, open hardware designs and community simplify the low code engineer and developer experience as they progress from prototype to pilot to production.
Ivo Rook, Chief Operating Officer, 1NCE, said:
“Blues has one of the best IoT solutions in the market, and we see eye-to-eye on the need for global connectivity that’s bundled upfront and included in a customer’s device. Partnering with Blues will allow us to do what we do best: making it easy for customers to collect data anywhere in the world by turning connectivity into a nearly invisible part of the IoT value chain.”
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