Pod Group Launches Self-service IoT Connectivity Platform

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Pod Group Launches Self-service IoT Connectivity Platform

Pod Group, provider of platforms, software and connectivity services for the IoT announced the launch of a self-service IoT connectivity platform by the name of “Luner”. It was designed to enable IoT-developers to get solutions up and running quickly with a global connectivity solution. The platform enables self-onboarding and self-management of SIM cards via one interface. The company promises that Luner makes global IoT connectivity easily accessible to anyone interested in developing connected devices.

Pod Group has been active in IoT connectivity since 1999. For Luner, the company developed an interface and an API that facilitate SIM deployment and connectivity management. Customers can create an account via the Luner portal giving them immediate access to a wide range of global IoT SIM cards and transparent PAYG and monthly plans. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, and SIMs are shipped from one of 6 local offices across the globe.
Pod Group says that Luner is not a “one size fits all”-service. The platform allows granular management of IoT connectivity, including control of data limits and unlimited access to data usage records. Luner also offers a full API suite, enabling users to integrate the service directly into their application layer or software.
Sam Colley, Pod Group’s CEO said,

We found that for customers starting out in IoT there is often a requirement for a simple, self-service connectivity solution which perfectly complements our existing modular platform, Pod IoT Suite, designed for larger IoT deployments. Luner allows users to quickly test and launch applications anywhere in the world. It offers a flexible approach to product creation allowing users to autonomously order sims and get connected in a few clicks without commitments, contracts, or lock in. A marketplace will soon be added to give builders faster access to the components that power their IoT applications.

Luner is offering a free credit of 10$ for customers who purchase a first SIM before the 31st of August 2020. You can find more details on this offer here.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Pod Group/Luner

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