Sierra Wireless joins Luner’s IoT marketplace

  • April 28, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Pod Group’s Luner division has launched a technology agnostic IoT marketplace to provide a one-stop-shop for developers. Sierra Wireless has become Luner’s first hardware partner.

Luner is a technology agnostic, self-service IoT connectivity platform for IoT developers and SMEs. The IoT marketplace provides a complete one-stop-shop for developers looking to get their IoT projects off the ground.

The marketplace will provide a growing selection of IoT hardware and related products for the development of end-to-end IoT products.

The first hardware partner to offer its devices via the Luner marketplace is Sierra Wireless. Luner is offering the AirLink range of cellular routers and gateways designed for IoT and enterprise applications. These include the AirLink RV55 rugged, compact, LTE-A Pro router, designed to connect critical remote assets, infrastructure and vehicles; the AirLink RV50X low power consuming LTE-advanced gateway; and the AirLink LX40 and LX60 LTE-M (global) and Cat 4 (EMEA) range designed for commercial and enterprise LTE applications such as IP cameras, security, point-of-sale (PoS) terminals and smart lockers.

“Our secure and intelligent range of AirLink cellular routers and gateways allow both big and small businesses to easily set up wireless communications systems for applications such as fleet management, business continuity, security and remote monitoring,” said Marc Overton, senior vice president at Sierra Wireles. “Sierra Wireless is focused on enabling businesses to transform and thrive in today’s connected economy and we are pleased to now be able to offer our AirLink cellular routers and gateways to Luner’s IoT marketplace customers.”

The marketplace can be used to source IoT devices and components, or as a complement to Luner’s global IoT SIM cards which offer multi-network coverage in 185 countries worldwide. The Luner self-service connectivity platform has been designed for easy self-onboarding and self-management of SIM cards via one intuitive interface.

Luner’s IoT data plans are available on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no contracts or monthly bills, suitable for developers or SMEs. For larger scale projects, the Luner Enterprise Plan offers flexible data pools with the ability to upgrade or downscale data use each month. The platform offers granular management of IoT connectivity, including control of data limits and unlimited access to data usage records. Users can also access a full API suite, enabling them to integrate the service directly into their application layer or software.

“We are excited to launch the Luner marketplace and to welcome Sierra Wireless as our first hardware partner,” said Nicola Pickard, business development director of Luner. “This is an important step in our mission to become the first truly agnostic IoT marketplace, giving IoT applications developers fast and easy access to all the elements they need to build and power their IoT applications. We will continue to add a wide selection of partner products to the Luner marketplace over the coming months, and we encourage other hardware partners to join us as we provide developers with a one-stop-shop for all the components of their IoT applications.”

Luner’s intuitive connectivity management platform has been designed for self-service IoT project management, offering flexible pricing for global IoT SIM cards, and a suite of APIs to give users control at all times. Luner is powered by Pod Group, an enterprise network operator (ENO).