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Thingstream launches IoT Starter Kit to simplify global IoT connectivity without the need for the internet


Neil Hamilton
VP of Business Development
Jim Pople
Jargon PR
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Thingstream IoT Starter Kit
Thingstream IoT Starter Kit


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IIoT connectivity provider Thingstream has launched its own IoT Starter Kit, enabling device manufacturers to rapidly develop globally connected devices and accelerate IoT projects.

Leveraging GSM connectivity without reliance on cellular data or SMS, the Thingstream Starter Kit will allow a device to connect to almost any GSM network, worldwide; and communicate with applications via MQTT messaging.

The Starter Kit is comprised of both hardware and software, including:

  • The Thingstream IoT Module, boasting GSM/GPS connectivity out of the box, ARM® Cortex®-M0+ core, 128/256 KB program flash memory, 32 KB SRAM, SPI, I2C, UART, PWM, 16bit ADC, real time clock and 15 GPIOs
  • A companion baseboard to allow developers to easily use the 15 GPIOs
  • The Thingstream Global IoT SIM
  • Three months of full access to the global network and connectivity software tools including a sophisticated data flow Stream Editor

“We want to make IoT connectivity simple and address both commercial and technical challenges,” explains Neil Hamilton, VP of Business Development at Thingstream. “Traditionally, building a connected device that communicates remotely has been a costly process. Any connected hardware has had to support TCP/IP in order to communicate, taking up power and space, while making the data vulnerable to security threats.”

“Our solution leverages USSD messaging via GSM networks, which not only removes complexities around roaming but also reduces power consumption and space by removing the processing capacity normally used for TCP/IP. We believe our solution is particularly compelling to the market as it combines ubiquitous global access with the necessary hardware, ready to be bolted on and connected to a whole variety of devices.”

Thingstream is focusing on developing its technology for the Industrial IoT (IIoT) market including the asset tracking, logistics/supply chain, facilities management, energy and environmental monitoring sectors, with a number of partnerships already secured.

Thingstream’s IoT solutions are now available to buy. For more information or to purchase Thingstream-enabled SIMs, buttons, modules or the Starter Kit, please visit https://thingstream.io/.

About Thingstream
Thingstream is a global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity proposition that delivers ubiquity, security and better connectivity for IoT applications via the world’s first global IoT connectivity platform. Its solution leverages Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) via Thingstream’s global roaming M2M SIM.

Thingstream is a division of Myriad Group AG, a software and telecommunications technology company.

About Myriad AG
Myriad Group is driving the internet economy through delivery of infrastructure and innovative services, embedded software, consumer applications and the Internet of Things with first-of-its-kind solutions.

With mobile and digital transformation an absolute priority on the corporate agenda for enterprises globally, Myriad Group’s technologies are helping the world’s leading organisations to accelerate growth, fuel innovation, drive productivity and efficiency improvements and engage and build trust with consumers. 

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