More and more, manufacturers are looking to take advantage of the massive cellular network for their IoT devices. Finding a partner that works with them to help their devices be successful is critical for the success of the brand/device. CityKinect understands the challenges from quoting to provisioning, to support.
Selling and supporting cellular backhaul products internationally, means different BOMS, different setups, and different SKU’s which all can lead to errors.
Manufacturers are continually getting squeezed on pricing, and when expensive cellular service is a cost that your customer doesn't want to bear they are more apt to shop around even more.
Device location can have wildly varying coverage than what network provider’s maps show. As such, shipping an integrated device including a SIM card and data plan can be risky and lead to poor customer experience.
When customers have problems setting up their monitoring stations, they call call the equipment manufacturer. This support cost cuts into profits.
With CityKinect there's one SIM card, one setup/configuration/SKU. A single card and data plan works wherever you ship, reducing costs and manufacturing times.
Pay a lot less than what the telcos are charging, for a superior product that is tailored to your needs and your IoT devices (not smartphones).
With Citykinect Cellular, you deal with only a single company. No more sales entry errors. One SIM, one hardware product model preconfigured for one service.
Let’s face it, if you provide a cellular device to a customer, you will “eat” the cost of supporting the SIM card in that device. By providing a pre-configured, single configuration SIM card, you reduce your support costs...and make more money.
Most IoT applications require less than 100 MB/month per device. Cellular data plans from large telcos are typically focused on high-bandwidth applications such as audio and video, and using them in your IoT application means you're paying a lot for bandwidth you won't use.
Citykinect Cellular works with over 300 carrier networks in over 200 countries worldwide. With permanent "roaming rights", it connects to the network with the best signal by default but will automatically and seamlessly switch to a different one when needed.
You're not locked in for a long-term commitment like you are with other plans (where a 3-year term is the norm). After your initial 2-year term is complete, future payments are month-to-month only. Plus, plans may be cancelled at anytime with only a 3-month penalty.
Your total amount of available data is spread among all devices, so devices consuming a lot of data are balanced out by those consuming very little, avoiding overage charges.
Citykinect's SIMCenter is a mobile-friendly online portal that lets you provision each SIM card even in the field. Because you control the customer experience rather than the big telcos, you can pre-test before shipping, and not worry about supporting multliple services from multiple carriers.
If you only need the service for part of the year, you can easily suspend all billing during the off-season.