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AT&T unveils AWS-supported IoT solutions for enterprises 

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AWS is on full swing at its re:Invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas. Yesterday, the cloud computing giant collaborated with AT&T to unveil a number of new state of the art IoT solutions, targeting enterprises.

AT&T said that new IoT solutions (LTE-M Button, Certificates on SIM, and IoT OBDII Kit) will make IoT deployment easier. It will help enterprise customers to better their business operations, and manage a wide range of devices globally.

“These new solutions bring enterprise customers best-in-breed solutions to manage IoT assets wherever they are,” said Mike Troiano, vice president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “We’re pleased to build upon our longstanding relationship with AWS to deliver these new features to business customers through the IoT and cloud.”

LTE-M Button leverages the nationwide LTE-M network of AT&T, and utilizes the recently launched IoT 1-Click service of AWS.

This button has been designed to enable the users to do activities like ordering office supplies or submitting service requests with single push of a button. It can be easily configured and deployed without any Wi-Fi connection.

“We have a great strategic relationship with AT&T, especially our aligned focus to make IoT solutions simple,” said Dirk Didascalou, vice president of IoT, Amazon Web Services, Inc“The AT&T LTE-M Button supported on the newly announced AWS IoT 1-Click service is a great example of how our customers can use AWS Lambda and AWS IoT with minimal configuration to achieve business results. We look forward to our continued work with AT&T to drive innovation and help customers with their IoT applications.”

AT&T is developing a SIM-based solution with security firm G+D Mobile Security to secure the connection between device and cloud using AWS certificates.

It will enable device manufacturers to access AWS services with the credentials and keys embedded on SIM. It will help them deploy devices with optimized need of hardware and logistic changes.

AT&T is planning to launch an IoT OBDII Kit, enabling AWS customers to access the AT&T Asset Management Operations Center (AMOC). It will help AWS customers to monitor vehicles, enterprise assets and equipment through AWS.

Also read: AWS makes machine learning more accessible to developers with DeepLens and SageMaker 

AT&T is offering LTE-M Button at a discounted price of $29.99 for the first 5,000 orders. Certificates on SIM, AMOC and IoT OBDII Kit will be available through IoT Marketplace of AT&T. The new services are expected to be available in early 2018.

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