TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance-critical applications, today announced the launch of its S-2CONNECT™ Pro Tracking and Monitoring Kit for rapid IoT development. The kit can be deployed to connect, track, sense, and monitor applications such as asset tracking, cold chain, smart home, and broader industrial IoT scenarios.
By 2023, the number of global cellular IoT subscribers is forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.4 percent to reach 9.03 billion* as machine-to-machine devices drive demand for global network connections. To meet rising demand, speed to market is critical and a development kit can fast-track the process. Even experienced developers and integrators can benefit from solutions that provide the hardware, software, firmware, connectivity, and cloud-based services that reduce time-to-market.
The S-2CONNECT Pro Tracking and Monitoring Kit features “out-of-the-box” hardware from the TT Electronics S-2CONNECT™ family, including the S-2CONNECT™ Hub and S-2CONNECT™ Sense device, which incorporatetemperature, humidity, light, and acceleration sensors. An embedded SIM with three months of cellular connectivity, a data package of 25MB per month, and a power supply with interchangeable blades for global use are also included.
The Pro Kit comes with access to cloud-based services provided by TT Electronics including database, MQTT broker, microservices, and firmware hosting. Access to the user interface for managing device configuration, provisioning, and monitoring is offered exclusively by the S-2CONNECT Portal for the duration of the subscription.
Kjell Karlsson, Managing Director for Connectivity at TT Electronics, commented: “While there are many starter kits on the market, our new S-2CONNECT Pro Tracking and Monitoring Kit provides a user-friendly, out-of-the-box approach that empowers developers, systems integrators, and OEMs to innovate and swiftly deploy industrial IoT solutions with embedded cellular connectivity. Our S-2CONNECT products are designed to deliver proof-of-concept solutions that can be quickly validated and scaled to meet demand, taking your product from concept to production seamlessly.”
LTE-M and NB-IoT are excellent connectivity options for industries looking to take advantage of LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks) technology. They enhance the battery life of devices and connect devices that have previously been hard to reach. With connected products, manufacturers can extend their customer relationships far beyond the assembly line. LTE-M and NB-IoT are designed explicitly for the Internet of Things.
S-2CONNECT Hub uses the latest GNSS and LTE technology to provide real-time positioning data and transmission of that data over LTE Cat M1 or NB-IoT with 2G-fallback for global coverage. The Hub serves as the gateway for the S-2CONNECT Sense device.
S-2CONNECT Sense is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device designed to record temperature, humidity, light, and impact data and then transfer it to the nearest S-2CONNECT Hub. The Sense supports 256kB/8MB memory/flash and ARM Cortex M4 processor.
Global cellular connectivity is provided in collaboration with Telenor Connexion and is included in the first three months of use in the kit package. Cellular subscription can be extended as required through TT Electronics.
Connectivity is key to the sharing of data and bringing together systems that optimise efficiency and performance. As an IoT-enabler and design-led solutions business, TT Electronics provides connectivity ranging from low-frequency sensor networks to more sophisticated 5G-enabled networks. From device to data management, TT provides an end-to-end framework that delivers hardware, connectivity, infrastructure, and user experience solutions that seamlessly and securely connect products and systems.
The S-2CONNECT™ Pro Tracking and Monitoring Kit is available to buy now through Mouser.com.