April 26, 2018 – Menlo Park – Soracom, Inc.,provider of the leading cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the Public Beta release of SORACOM Inventory. This service allows developers and administrators to monitor device operation, manage settings, execute commands and update firmware remotely through the Soracom web console or API.
First offered in Limited Preview in July 2017, SORACOM Inventory uses the Open Mobile Alliance Lightweight M2M protocol (OMA LWM2M) to support remote management of networked devices. Typically, LWM2M typically requires individual device registration and key exchange, but SORACOM Inventory works in conjunction with SORACOM Air wireless connectivity to allow auto-registration of devices with no need to store credentials.
Devices managed with SORACOM Inventory have access to the full range of capabilities available through the Soracom platform, including: efficient data transfer and protocol translation using SORACOM Beam;, direct connection to cloud services using SORACOM Funnel; and data collection and visualization using SORACOM Harvest.
As with all Soracom services, pricing is provided on a pay-as-you-go model, with a one-time cost of $1.00/device and a monthly fee of $0.50/device for up to 100,000 events, and no charge for devices not in use. This model allows for rapid testing and iteration during development, with volume discounts available as a user’s network of devices grows.
Soracom Inventory is available in Public Beta beginning today. For full information and sample LWM2M agents for Linux (C client), Linux (Java client) and Android, please visit https://www.soracom.io/services/inventory.
Soracom is the market-leading platform for cloud-native IoT connectivity. We provide customers and partners across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. Launched as a venture-backed company in 2015, Soracom was acquired by mobile operator KDDI in August, 2017, greatly expanding the company’s resources for global expansion. More information is available at Soracom’s web site and the Soracom blog.
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Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
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