Digi-Key adds Truphone IoT connectivity solutions globally

Digi-Key adds Truphone IoT connectivity solutions globally

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Digi-Key has signed a global deal that will see the distributor sell Truphone’s cellular IoT connectivity solutions and services to manufacturers worldwide.
By Ally Winning


The partnership between the two companies will provide customers with both connected cellular solutions and a fully managed service.

Truphone’s SIM technology has been developed to connect IoT devices to network providers when the device is initially switched on without a complicated activation process.

Truphone SIM card

Digi-Key and Truphone will provide IoT connectivity solutions and services including device and application management. The Truphone network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and CAT-M1/LTE-M globally through a single SIM card and Truphone’s IoT Connectivity Management platform.

Truphone offers easy prepaid SMS and data plans that allow coverage over multiple countries over a three year period. These make the connectivity process easy – allowing manufacturers to focus on the building of applications.

“Both Truphone and Digi-Key share a common goal of bringing IoT into the mainstream,” said Ralph Steffens, CEO at Truphone. “For us, the catalyst to spark the IoT starts with connectivity. The more we can streamline the process of connecting IoT devices, the easier it will be to reach its full potential. We’re thrilled to be partnering with a business at the forefront of innovation, like Digi-Key, to make this happen.”

“We are excited to partner with a leader in cellular connectivity like Truphone,” said Robbie Paul, director of IoT business development for Digi-Key. “The connectivity services industry is going through radical changes with the advent of 5G and the proliferation of IoT devices. Truphone allows for true worldwide coverage with one SIM card that can be purchased from Digi-Key along with the associated hardware, giving our customers the flexibility to monitor and manage their IoT devices in real-time, from anywhere in the world.”

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