In order enterprise to use IoT efficiently, AT&T announced an IoT starter kit for developers. The company said LTE hardware, connectivity, Cloud storage, and application service will be provided. At the Cisco Las Vegas conference, Chris Penrose announced the starter kit during his talk IoT. Penrose mentioned the availability of everything needed to make the transformation from edge to cloud.
The $99 starter kit contents are as follows:
- Cat-1 LTE modem with an AT&T global SIM ready to be used around the world.
- Necessary APIs to help developers connect up.
- Onboard Cloud storage
- Onboard our flow designer tool
- On-board Jasper AT&T control center for service delivery
- an expandable development board that works with plug-in sensors
- a microcontroller carrier board with an Arduino-compatible expansion slot
All these parts, when put together individually, will cost more than the price at which AT&T is selling its starter kit. Alongside the list mentioned above a Cisco connectivity management platform included with a label AT&T control center, REST APIs, data transfer monitoring and network connection API, test APIs without write or install codes, a WNC MQ14 module based Avnet Cellular connectivity shield, 300 MB of data and 300 SMS with a 6 months of active service.