Blues and RAK simplify IoT connectivity

  • November 1, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson
  • Blues

The Notecard from Massachusetts-based connectivity firm Blues is available across RAKwireless’ portfolio of WisBlock modules, sensors and enclosures, simplifying global cellular connectivity for IoT.

Industrial IoT products are often stalled by complex physical design features and incompatibility between connectivity options. Together, Blues and Chinese firm RAKwireless will provide a simple and pre-configured cellular IoT offering, Blues.One, and a composable WisBlock interface board, RAK13102. Interchangeable components make it easy to adjust, tailor and refine IoT connectivity options, even for less technical users.

“Our partnership with RAKwireless is revolutionary for IIoT advancement, bringing together Blues’ scalability, security and simplicity, and the unique modularity of the WisBlock ecosystem,” said Brandon Satrom, vice president at Blues. “With Blues’ Notecard, RAKwireless’ Blues.One and RAK13102 will simplify programming for engineers, allowing them to streamline IIoT product deployment. It’s now easier than ever to build cellular IIoT using bundled coverage and data in over 139 countries.” 

The simplified IoT development process enabled by Blues and RAKwireless will let users quickly deploy devices for individual use cases including industrial equipment monitoring and asset tracking. With cellular and LoRa options, users around the world can rapidly create IoT services that support wireless harmonisation.

“Blues’ Notecard and RAKwireless’ WisBlock offer simplified and seamless IIoT connectivity that bypasses traditional complexities,” said Ken Yu, CEO at RAKwireless. “This partnership accelerates prototyping and provides users with a holistic solution that enables smooth transitions across regions. The adaptability of Blues’ technology and the assurance of backup connectivity ensures that our users can experience uninterrupted IIoT connectivity.”

More than 800 organisations worldwide, from non-profits to start-ups to enterprises, use Blues’ ( integrated hardware, software and cloud service IoT technologies to improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experiences, and create new revenue streams.

RAKwireless ( was established in 2014. Headquartered in Shenzhen, it is changing the IoT landscape by eliminating design complexity and accelerating time-to-market for underserved and emerging markets, including open-source and industrial communities.