Connect to Soracom Over WiFi and Ethernet with Soracom Arc

Connect to Soracom Over WiFi and Ethernet with Soracom Arc

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Soracom Arc – a new way for IoT innovators to connect to the Soracom platform using cellular, LPWA, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and even satellite

With the release of Soracom Arc, anyone developing IoT solutions can leverage Soracom’s IoT platform using any internet connection. This unique “blended” connectivity means developers can mix multiple connectivity technologies while controlling their entire network through a single, unified management platform.

Arc empowers individual developers, startups, and enterprises alike to build IoT solutions using their connectivity of choice. You now have the unique ability to easily switch or add connectivity options as requirements change without rearchitecting applications.

In this article, we’ll cover just some of the benefits this new service provides for IoT innovators.

1/ Access Soracom services over any Internet connection
2/ Fluid connectivity and elegant failover
3/ Accelerated prototyping
4/ Secure communication over public networks
5/ Zero-touch provisioning when using the Soracom IoT SIM

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1. Access Soracom services over any Internet connection

Soracom Arc provides anyone developing IoT solutions secure access to the Soracom suite of 17 network and application services, including cloud integration, private networking, data optimization, secure remote access, and on-demand packet capture.

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2. 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. 

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3. 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. 

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. More About Soracom Arc

Click below to find out more about Soracom Arc, and how it can help you connect devices to Soracom over a blended mix of different connections.

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Summary

Since 2015, Soracom’s unique 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.

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To start building your IoT application in Soracom over any connectivity technology, click here to create your Soracom account now.

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