SORACOM IoT communication platform introduces "SORACOM Inventory" service for IoT device management

Enables remote management of IoT device settings, status recognition, command executions and more.

Tokyo – SORACOM, INC., provider of the leading cloud-native communication platform for the Internet of Things, announced today at the SORACOM Discovery conference that the new service, Soracom Inventory, will be available worldwide beginning July 5, 2017.

Reliable estimates* anticipate that the number of IoT devices connecting to the Internet will increase to over 30 billion by 2020, including a large number of devices that will be installed in remote areas and hard to reach locations (e.g. underground or offshore). For these devices (and many others), automation of status monitoring, setting management, and measures against vulnerability represents a crucial step toward long-term viability.

(*) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Information Communication White Paper on Heisei 28”

“SORACOM Inventory” (Inventory) is a service that remotely and securely supports management and setting of IoT devices. Inventory makes it possible to manage the status and setting of individual IoT devices, restart devices, issue commands, arrange data, or monitor various metrics remotely and securely.

This allows customers to remotely manage both connections and devices through the SORACOM IoT communication platform. By using the SORACOM user console and API, it is now possible to improve and automate the setting and operation of remote IoT devices. In addition, the exchange between the device and the SORACOM platform uses the OMA Light Weight M2M (hereinafter referred to as LwM2M) protocol standardized by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) for device management in IoT/M2M.

Users can access this service by installing a LwM2M agent on their devices. In addition, users who connect using the SORACOM Air cellular service can simplify the agent’s initial setup procedure. Since the server function necessary for exchange with LwM2M is maintained on the SORACOM side, customers can start using various settings on their own server side.

The SORACOM IoT communication platform SORACOM will continue to develop services and expand its functions so that customers can create and release new IoT solutions quickly and easily. Soracom is committed to creating a more connected world, and will contribute to the development of the IoT industry through the SORACOM platform.

Details of “SORACOM Inventory”

1. SORACOM Inventory

Device management service “SORACOM Inventory” Public Beta version *

2. Characteristic

Manage the device ahead of the “SORACOM Air for Cellular” line using various functions such as “SORACOM” web console and API
Remotely securely check the settings, update the firmware, check and update the firmware, execute the command, restart the device, monitor the data distribution and monitor various metrics

3. How to Use

Set from SORACOM user console

4. Web site.


About SORACOM – 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. More than 6,000 customers worldwide now rely on Soracom solutions to bring cutting-edge IoT use cases from concept to market.

Company Outline
Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
Headquarters: Oshima Bldg. 3F, Tamagawa 4-5-6,
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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