Scania faucets G+D and Pod Group for world IoT administration platform
Swedish car producer Scania is working with German tech safety group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and its UK-based IoT MVNO subsidiary Pod Group to develop a brand new connectivity platform for administration of eSIMs and IoT actions in business automobiles. Scania already makes use of G+D’s eSIM resolution; their new mission is to “implement a totally built-in resolution that helps centralized administration of telecommunications networks”, they mentioned.
They mentioned the brand new platform-as-service resolution will allow Scania to deploy eSIM options in its vans wherever on the earth. Scania, G+D, and Pod Group are at present designing the “platform-as-service setting”, they mentioned, to work with Pod Group’s connectivity administration platform, Pod IoT Suite. “The primary focus is on integrating the eSIM administration resolution with Pod IoT Suite and implementing it in Scania’s inner IT infrastructure,” they mentioned.
An announcement defined: “Scania will use the Pod IoT Suite… as a central administration interface for controlling all IoT actions. [It] can use it, for instance, to research knowledge, determine effectivity potential or learn off prices. Most significantly, the platform additionally helps the quick and cost-efficient onboarding of cellular community operators. This offers Scania the choice of connecting the optimum supplier for every nation… [for] the highest quality of service.”
The answer options G+D’s eUICC / eSIM playing cards, developed for the automotive sector, and already utilized by Scania, and its AirOn360 eSIM administration platform. Scania has specified that “no inner experience” must be required to handle the airtime resolution. It mentioned: “Providers are bundled within the platform and supply tailor-made choices for every use case. The G+D resolution… acts as a bridge between Scania and cellular suppliers within the varied markets.”
Peter Vincent, head of linked techniques at Scania, mentioned: “With a centralized administration platform, we now have a one-stop resolution for every little thing from eSIM consumer authentication for safe entry to the cellular community and eSIM administration, to clear, measurable and scalable use of IoT actions. Centralization saves us time and prices to a substantial extent. Our clients additionally profit from an improved high quality of service. From a gross sales perspective and with regard to our worldwide orientation, the brand new platform mannequin will assist us decisively.”
Philipp Schulte, head of connectivity and IoT at G+D, mentioned: “Pod’s product vary enhances G+D’s world-leading eSIM portfolio and opens up the chance to attach, handle, invoice and safe units through a worldwide, cost-effective method. We are actually taking the subsequent step in innovation with the event of an built-in platform for Scania. Despite the fact that the platform right here is initially being designed for the automotive phase, we see a really giant market potential for it in precept within the IoT sector typically: from sensible manufacturing to sensible metering.”