Samsung invests in SIGFOX to boost IoT business

Samsung Ventures has invested in SIGFOX to boost its Internet of Things (IoT) business.

SIGFOX will also integrate its IoT network protocol in the Samsung ARTIKTM platform to extend the benefits of the network to the Samsung ARTIK developers designing IoT products and services.

Samsung ARTIK platform is designed to enable simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications for the IoT. The platform includes a family of integrated production-ready modules, software, development boards, drivers, tools, security features and cloud connectivity designed to accelerate development of IoT devices, solutions and services.

Adding SIGFOX technology to the Internet-connection options in the Samsung ARTIK platform provides an alternative suited for small-message communication that the vast majority of IoT-connected devices will need. The integration will allow developers to activate the network through a simple cloud connectivity subscription.

Young Sohn, president and chief strategy officer, Samsung Electronics, said: “As part of our Samsung ARTIK ecosystem, SIGFOX technology represents a key step forward for the IoT, as it makes it simpler for developers to create low-cost, low-power devices and services that easily connect to the network.”

SIGFOX’s Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology for connecting devices is providing scalable, long-range, two-way connectivity and very high capacity in more than a dozen countries and major cities.

Devices based upon the Samsung ARTIK platform can now easily become SIGFOX Ready and be able to connect anywhere in the world where the SIGFOX network is available.

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