1NCE, an IoT software and connectivity company available in 158 countries, announced the launch of Freedom to Switch – the firm’s future-proof answer to the vendor lock-in issues that plague the IoT industry. 1NCE embraces open standards as a part of the company’s core principles. At no additional cost, the company’s new Freedom to Switch feature offers customers peace of mind to make future changes during the lifetime of their devices.
What is the market offering of Freedom to Switch?
The firm’s industrial SIM cards and chips include eUICC tech that ensures 1NCE clients are prepared for any eventuality. Clients can now add or switch to another connectivity provider without having to touch their device – avoiding the expense of truck roll and field service.
Also new for 1NCE customers is the ability to create test profiles, which help optimize the supply chain by testing connectivity during manufacturing. The test profile is a unique type of operator profile that’s designed specifically for end-of-line tests. Without changing the SIM, customers can use AT commands to switch from the 1NCE profile to the test profile, perform necessary tests with a network emulator, then switch back before shipping the device.
This ultimately allows function tests even in regions where 1NCE is not available. The 1NCE Lifetime Flat subscription is industry-disruptive but simple: customers can deploy, connect, and manage IoT sensors across the world for as little as a dollar per year per device.
What does this mean for 1NCE?
“In Internet-of-Things, scopes change and data insights evolve, so customers should always have the freedom to switch. 1NCE thinks it should be a fundamental right for our customers to add or change a provider over the lifetime of an IoT project – even if that means leaving us,” said Ivo Rook, Chief Operating Officer at 1NCE commenting on the new product.
Complimentary to all Lifetime Flat customers, 1NCE OS is enterprise-grade software that supports IoT projects of any scale, for new and existing projects alike. Using 1NCE OS for device and cloud integration, clients can bolster time-to-market for IoT projects by months.
It also features advanced remote access to device states and telemetry, device location without GPS and optimized payload transmission to increase battery life by up to 70 percent.