Arm Releases Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0 Platform with Greater Automation

Arm has announced its latest version of Pelion IoT Platform, a no-upgrade needed platform Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0 a SaaS with an automation engine.  Previously, we reported on the Sigma Delta Technologies modular devkit that was designed to work with the cloud-based Arm Pelion 1.0 device management service through the Mbed OS, focused on IoT development. The Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0 adds a level of automation that the Pelion 1.0 didn’t have, but that the company felt the customer base in the IoT industry wanted.

The new features expand on the Pelion platform, through the Mbed OS, which helped the platform expand through cloud-based management services. The loudest voices in the ever-expanding and transforming IoT industry have said that automation is the key to removing barriers that allow IoT to scale. Pelion 1.0 already offered a single, cloud-based connectivity solution for managing IoT devices. Pelion 2.0 allows IoT devices to be automatically configured, dramatically increasing scale over what can become billions or even trillions of connected devices.

The most apparent of these automation upgrades are as follows and can be found on the product page for Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0.

    • Real-time data triggers: The creation of rules that are triggered by what is happening in the physical world
    • Seamless remote Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) provisioning management. Devices connected to the service can travel the globe, and the automation engine makes certain the right service, and commercial configuration are maintained accurately
    • Automating business processes: This platform dramatically reduces operational costs in IoT deployments, resulting in higher profit margins for the mobile network operators (MNO) who are providing IoT services.

NOS, a leading communications company in Portugal, is working with Arm, to leverage Pelion Connectivity Management 2.0 across their millions of IoT devices worldwide.  The plan is to monetize their IoT connectivity and expand their service even further.  The automation engine in Pelion 2.0 is able to seamless integrate the service into their existing networks and systems.

The service will also work with the Linux Yocto integrated Mbed Linux OS. The hope is to build a Saas IoT device management service built around the Mbed Cloud, based on the gateway stack technology Arm acquired from Stream Technologies, which the company bought out. That gateway stack has become Pelion Connectivity Management and has now grown to include the automation engine that Arm hopes will drive back competition, which has been growing, in the IoT sector.

The information found here was brought in part by the LinuxGizmos article on the topic.

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