RAKwireless and Blues Join Forces to Launch an Innovative IoT Connectivity Solution: Blues.ONE

Shenzhen, China, October 26, 2023 — RAKwireless, in partnership with Blues, is excited to introduce Blues.ONE - a comprehensive IoT solution that simplifies the development and deployment of IoT devices. Blues.ONE is not just a product but a complete hardware platform that includes RAK13102 (WisBlock Blues Notecarrier), Blues.IO NoteCard, WisBlock Base Board, and WisBlock Core module.

Blues.ONE is a powerful tool for IoT device makers, industrial machinery experts, GPS-tracking app developers, and DIY gadget enthusiasts. It provides secure, reliable, global internet connectivity via cellular technology and the flexibility to select sensors and industrial interface modules from the WisBlock ecosystem. This makes it easy for developers to build commercial-ready devices with ease.

Revolutionizing IoT Connectivity with Blues.ONE

At the heart of Blues.ONE is the RAK13102 - a module that allows the Blues.IO NoteCard to connect to the WisBlock ecosystem. The RAK13102 is an integral part of the platform and serves as an essential component in simplifying the way IoT devices connect to the internet using cellular technology.

The integration of RAK13102 into Blues.ONE brings two powerful IoT ecosystems together. It not only expands the user base of both Blues and RAK but also offers a more comprehensive IoT solution.

Brandon Satrom, Blues' VP of Developer Experience & Engineering, underscores the pivotal role this new offering will play. He states, "Blues.ONE is set to make a significant impact on engineers building IoT products. Powered by the Blues Notecard, Blues.ONE makes it easier than ever for developers to build for cellular using bundled coverage and data in over 139 countries and a JSON-based programming model that eliminates the need for engineers to compose AT commands or write complex firmware to manage a modem. When matched with the unique modularity of the WisBlock ecosystem, Blues.ONE will accelerate product builders everywhere."

Simplifying IoT Development

So, how does Blues.ONE simplify IoT development and deployment?

  • Partnership between RAK and Blues: The collaboration brings together the best of both worlds, offering a comprehensive IoT solution that simplifies IoT development.
  • Worldwide Connectivity: With the Blues NoteCard, WisBlock can now connect globally without the need for multiple IoT SIM cards. A single setup works for any region, eliminating the need for complex AT commands and multiple configurations.
  • Simplified Set-Up: Blues.ONE comes with pre-assembled and pre-flashed options for quick deployment, making the setup process easier than ever.
  • Versatile Connectivity: Blues.ONE uses cellular connection as a primary or backup to LoRaWAN®, ensuring uninterrupted data flow.
  • Seamless Integration: With the Blues.IO ecosystem, WisBlock can connect to the cloud effortlessly, leveraging tools like MQTT, Datacake visualizations, and webhooks.
  • Multiple Protocols: Blues.ONE enables the creation of IoT devices that can automatically switch between LoRaWAN and cellular data transmission, depending on the available connectivity.
  • One Cellular Module with Worldwide Coverage: The RAK13102 module provides worldwide coverage, supporting LTE-M, NB-IoT, and GSM networks with a single module. There's no need to set up different modules for different cellular network providers.
  • Low-Cost Cellular Usage: While the free 500MB cellular data is provided by Blues.IO, it makes cellular usage cost-effective for projects with data transfer requirements.

A Fruitful Partnership between RAK and Blues

Blues.ONE offers a comprehensive and simplified approach to IoT development. It provides worldwide connectivity, versatile connectivity options, and seamless integration with the Blues.IO Ecosystem.

"Blues' Notecard and RAKwireless' WisBlock solutions offer a simplified and seamless IoT connectivity solution that bypasses traditional complexities. This partnership accelerates prototyping and provides users with a holistic solution that enables transition across regions without any issues. The adaptability of Blues eSIM technology and the assurance of backup connectivity ensures that our users can experience uninterrupted IoT connectivity. This partnership brings immense value to RAKwireless and our end-users," says Ken Yu, CEO of RAKwireless.

Whether you're building apps for GPS tracking, controlling industrial machinery, or creating custom IoT solutions, Blues.ONE has got you covered.

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About RAKwireless

RAKwireless is a multinational technology company established in June 2014 and is based in Shenzhen, China. It is changing the IoT landscape by eliminating design complexity and accelerating time-to-market for underserved and emerging markets, including open-source and industrial communities. Creating easy-to-deploy solutions and modular IoT products, RAKwireless is working to grow a community of system integrators, developers, and IoT solution providers who are passionate about taking IoT solutions further than ever before.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].

About Blues

Blues Wireless is an innovation-driven company that makes IoT connectivity effortless for organizations of all sizes. Their mission is to empower individuals and businesses to make a positive impact through their reliable, innovative connectivity solutions. With their flagship products, Notecard and Notehub, they simplify the complexities of IoT connectivity, enabling secure cloud connection for any physical product. Leading their team is CEO Ray Ozzie, a software entrepreneur with a rich history in communications software and infrastructure. Blues is proud to have a 100% Developer Happiness Score and serve over 800 customers across 137 countries.

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