IoT platform lets users manage devices globally via a 'single pane of glass'

March 09, 2018 // By Rich Pell
Telecommunications giant AT&T (Dallas, TX) has unveiled a new cloud-based platform for businesses to manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices across multiple cellular and satellite networks, operators, and regions.

The Multi-Network Connect platform is designed to let businesses manage devices over multiple access technologies like 2G1, 3G, 4G LTE, Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA), and satellite. The platform can also be configured to work across various operator networks.

Multi-Network Connect currently supports the Globecomm Satellite IoT Platform. The company says it expects future enhancements to enable support for the Bridge Alliance Shared IoT Platform.

"Businesses are constantly deploying millions of connected devices around the world - everything from asset trackers and connected vehicles to smart cities and industrial equipment," says Chris Penrose, President, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "These customers come to us for help in managing their diverse portfolios. We built Multi-Network Connect to meet this need with one interface to manage all IoT endpoints through a single pane of glass."

Users save time and operational costs, says the company, by managing all IoT connected endpoints from a single portal with one log-in and password. In addition, the platform can also generate end-point reports from all supported platforms and put them on one screen, as well as speed time-to-market and lower development cost through access to data from all supported platforms.

Multi-Network Connect is currently in beta, with commercial deployment expected in 2018.


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