Arrow Electronics, Infineon and Arkessa combine efforts for IoT solution

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Arrow, Infineon and Arkessa are working together in an effort to simplify secure and scalable cellular connectivity for IoT devices globally.

Security remains one of the top concerns for organisations for connected devices.

As part of this partnership with Arrow, Infineon will offer secured hardware controllers based on GSMA’s Embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) specification. While Arkessa will supply secured mobile data services with the ability to provision and manage IoT devices from the factory into the field easily and effectively.

The intention is that OEMs, system integrators and enterprises who work with Arrow will be able to obtain the technology and service elements required to provide consistent connectivity for their IoT devices anywhere in the world. This will be underpinned by security features from Infineon and flexible network access and provisioning by Arkessa.

In Industry 4.0, progress is highly dependent upon the security of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Machines in smart factories are increasingly using cellular networks to exchange information that ensures smooth operation and improves efficiency. Infineon’s SLM family of security controllers are optimised for industrial applications, providing higher levels of endurance over an extended temperature range of -40 to 105˚C.

In addition to industrial, use cases across smart cities, retail, and asset tracking can all benefit from the secure connectivity to bring forward new business models and growth at a global scale.

Lars Wemme, senior director of mobile security at Infineon said, “Deploying high-quality eSIMs from Infineon brings a number of advantages for a smooth adoption of cellular connectivity in IoT applications. Manufacturers of connected devices and industrial machines can optimise their product designs and simplify manufacturing processes, as well as global distribution, without compromising on quality and security.”