Aptilo Networks, a leading provider of systems to manage mobile data services for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G/LTE networks, including mobile data offloading, in a recent statement on Wednesday, Jan. 16th 2019, announced the launch of a zero-touch Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solution facilitating secure and automatic onboarding of Wi-Fi IoT devices running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Aptilo, by leveraging Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS IoT Core, launched an IoT connectivity solution for both enterprises and telecom operators, to add to their list of existing consumer services offering. Amazon EC2 offers automation, scalability, and the help for Wi-Fi IoT devices to connect to AWS IoT Core for device management, analytics, application enablement, and security.
According to Tim Mattison, Global Technology Lead, IoT Partners, Amazon Web Services, Inc., customers are out there in the market looking for options to securely and reliably deploy IoT services, and with the company’s latest IoT connectivity solution, they get a scalable, seamless, and secure Wi-Fi.
Onboarding of Wi-Fi IoT devices with existing Wi-Fi connectivity solutions requires physical interaction on the first Turn ON, thus it kind of adds a layer of complexity. Primarily this manual interaction has always been a hindrance for IoT services based on Wi-Fi connectivity, with consumers increasingly preferring cellular connectivity in spite of Wi-Fi’s wide availability indoors.
According to Paul Mikkelsen, CEO, Aptilo Networks, the only way Wi-Fi IoT connectivity will find an increased usage is for onboarding to happen automatically, after the first Turn ON. The company offers an elegantly seamless and secure solution that retains control in the hands of the enterprise IT department.