Sometimes we just need a quick leg up in out IoT journey. WinBeta's Michael Cottuli recently wrote about the AT&T IoT Starter Kit which is just that...
Earlier this year, we reported that AT&T was looking into a future in the internet of things
by offering up an IoT starter kit. These starter kits are finally available to pre-order on AT&T’s website and are offering developers the hardware they need to fully explore the possibilities of an IoT-enabled experience. The full starter kit is currently being sold for $99, but you can also grab a SIM-only version for $11.
Here’s what the full package gets you:
- Avnet Cellular Connectivity Shield based on the WNC MQ14 module
- AT&T Control Center Development Plan
- 300MB of Data
- 300 SMS
- Active for 6 months and enabled for Domestic AT&T US and AT&T Mexico (no roaming)
If you’re looking to get your hands on the IoT starter kit (the full version or just the one with SIM), you can find it right here. If you want to learn a bit more about what AT&T has in mind when it comes to the future of IoT, you can look at their IoT portfolio page. While you don’t usually think of AT&T as a company that drives innovation through the Internet of Things, this starter kit signifies that they’re serious about seeing what developers can do when they get their hands on this sort of technology.
Hardware + SIM
Developer Data Plan
AT&T IoT device SIM with 6 month developer plan. *
All the tools and RESTful APIs you need to manage your LTE connection, store device data, and create new IoT applications.
Extensible Developer Board
MCU carrier board with built-in sensors and LTE shield.
Latest Cat-1 modem ideal for high performance and low power.
Easily Integrates with Leading Cloud Platforms
Out of the box compatibility with Microsoft Azure and IBM Bluemix.
AT&T IoT Starter Kit
The kit includes the following items:
- AT&T LTE SIM
- 300MB of Data for use over 6 months *
- 300 SMS for use over 6 months **
- Domestic AT&T US and AT&T Mexico, no roaming
- Avnet Cellular Shield
- NXP MCU Board
- Two Pulse LTE antennas
- Two MicroUSB Cables
- 5V Power Supply
- Quick Start Card
Freescale link is included in SIM + Hardware package and comes with libraries needed to connect to Azure cloud services. Optionally you can leverage AT&T Flow Azure nodes to connect your device to Azure cloud.
From the PDF
Azure and Power BI Now that you have a Flow Account setup it is time to amp up your IoT Starter Kit with the power of the Azure Cloud. Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year. Get started by creating a free Trial for Azure.
If you get the Kit let us know!