AT&T and Blues Wireless Collaborate on IoT Product

By Ken Briodagh February 25, 2019

AT&T reportedly is collaborating with Ray Ozzie, former CTO and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft, and his new company Blues Wireless to develop Notecard, a System-on-Module (SOM) designed to combine prepaid cellular connectivity, low-power hardware design, simple software design, and secure communications into a single solution. AT&T will provide the connectivity.

Notecard reportedly will enable developers of a broad range of commercial and industrial products to embed connectivity, near globally. Battery-powered, fixed, or mobile, nearly any product can be cloud-connected and secured, according to the release. The new product is designed to connect things like home appliances, alarm systems, meters, tank level controls, construction equipment, HVAC systems, locks and gates, vending machines, and applications that can improve operations and provide supply chain transparency.

Notecard will operate on AT&T’s LTE-M and soon-to-launch NB-IoT networks.

“Notecard will be an immensely compelling solution for businesses looking to economically cloud-enable their products and to gain deep visibility into their operations. Integrating cellular can now be even easier than Wi-Fi. But what I’m most proud of is that it’s a simple experience that developers will love,” said Ozzie.

“Our low-power wide-area networks over LTE are built for IoT, delivering better indoor coverage, longer battery life and other efficiencies. Notecard will make it easy and economical for our business customers to put IoT solutions to work,” said John Donovan, CEO, AT&T Communications. “It’s been great teaming up with Ray to develop this all-in-one solution to help unlock the potential of IoT.”

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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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