Wed Nov 30,2016 10:00 am



SORACOM platform now available in U.S., offering secure, scalable connectivity designed specifically for the Internet of Things

LAS VEGAS – SORACOM, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native communication platform for IoT, today announced at AWS re:Invent that its SORACOM platform has been extended to support customers and partners deploying IoT solutions in the United States.

SORACOM's cloud-based, software-driven network offers flexible connectivity optimized for IoT/M2M, featuring robust network management tools and secure integration with leading cloud platforms including AWS. Pricing is designed specifically for IoT use cases, with pay-as-you-go connectivity and value-added services that scale effectively for deployments from dozens to millions of devices.

"SORACOM has built an ecosystem of over 4,000 customers and partners by continuously delivering both technical innovation and business value," said SORACOM CEO and co-founder Ken Tamagawa. "Our cloud-first approach is the right fit for both enterprises and startups seeking to deploy secure and scalable IoT experiences in the U.S."

Partners delivering solutions in the U.S. welcomed news of the SORACOM platform’s extension.

“Together with Cradlepoint 3G/4G LTE routers, the SORACOM platform provides enterprise customers with a global IoT network that can be rapidly deployed, centrally managed and secured end-to-end,” said Todd Krautkremer, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Strategic Partnerships at Cradlepoint. “Since both companies utilize a cloud-native platform, customers can seamlessly integrate their connected devices with Amazon AWS IoT computing and data management solutions.”

"Optex sensors are used in crime prevention, automatic doors, FA, environmental measurements, etc. throughout North America" said Mr. Toru Kamimura, Director, Executive Officer and General Business Strategy Manager of Optex Co., Ltd. "This platform extension allows Optex to simplify production and reduce operational overhead for global deployments.”

"Plat'Home Corporation celebrates the start of SORACOM service in the U.S.," said Mr. Tomoyasu Suzuki, President and CEO of Plat'Home Ltd. "Our OpenBlocks palm-sized IoT gateways are built in Japan and used worldwide. SORACOM's expanded availability makes it easy for Plat'Home to promote IoT connectivity in North America and around the world."

"SORACOM is particularly convenient to manage, and the flexible fee structure is attractive as well," said Mr. Taizo Otsuka, President and CEO of Kakaxi, Inc. "With compact monitoring devices deployed on farms across North America, Kakaxi counts on SORACOM to keep farmers and consumers connected with everything from trended soil and sunlight measurements to time-lapse crop photography."

SORACOM will present its cloud-native solutions for secure, scalable connectivity at AWS re:Invent 2016. Stop by Booth 415 to check out a wide range of products from SORACOM partners and learn more about SORACOM services including:

SORACOM Air: Secure, scalable over-the-air connectivity for startup and enterprise IoT, with powerful network management tools and pay-as-you go pricing

SORACOM Beam: Optimize device power consumption and processing needs with on-the-fly resource offloading and connection to cloud services

SORACOM Canal: VPC peering for end-to-end security between your connected devices and your AWS Virtual Private Cloud

SORACOM Funnel: Secure, SDK-free adapter for cloud services including Amazon Kinesis and Amazon Kinesis Firehose

About SORACOM – SORACOM is the market-leading platform for cloud-native IoT connectivity. We provide customers and partners across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. More than 4,000 customers worldwide now use SORACOM solutions to bring their most advanced use cases from concept to market.

Company Outline
Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
Headquarters: Oshima Bldg. 3F, Tamagawa 4-5-6, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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