Aeris and Digi-Key Offer an Innovative IoT Connectivity Platform

Obtaining and managing connectivity from the Aeris Neo platform is easier, faster, and gets your IoT project up and running quickly

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - February 11, 2016

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and Aeris, a pioneer in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, today announced the availability of cellular connectivity through Neo SIM cards along with an innovative self-service portal designed for connectivity management. Compatible with GSM cellular devices, customers can order a SIM card today and have their device up and running tomorrow.

The Aeris Neo platform enables a significantly faster development time for customers with lower costs, added flexibility, and an advanced self-service portal to allow accurate monitoring of the SIMs’ activity.

"Our partnership with Digi-Key provides their half million plus customers worldwide with access to our award-winning Neo platform, which makes purchasing and managing connectivity for IoT devices much easier," said Andy Greig, Vice President of Sales in North America at Aeris. "No longer will customers have to worry about negotiating complicated contracts with cellular providers. With Neo, those looking to develop solutions for the Internet of Things can launch their products to market faster and with fewer obstacles.”

Purchasing, activating and managing cellular connectivity service has traditionally been a large pain point for customers looking to deploy M2M and IoT solutions. The wide array of capabilities within the portal allows engineers to monitor usage trends, change the SIM status, troubleshoot a device and set alerts all in one place.

"The Aeris Neo solution takes connectivity to the next level, providing the flexibility and simplicity to get customers off the ground quickly, which is especially useful in this fast-evolving IoT market," said David Stein, Vice President, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. "This platform takes the focus off of trying to find and activate a SIM that works with their product and puts that time back into developing for the application.”

For more information about Aeris and to see their entire product listing, please visit their Supplier Center page at www.digikey.ie.

About Aeris

Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end M2M services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to deliver profitable M2M services. Among our customers are the most demanding users of M2M services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our “Made for Machines” technology and services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Visit www.aeris.com or follow us on Twitter @AerisM2M to learn how we can inspire you to create new business models and to participate in the revolution of the Internet of Things.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than four million products from more than 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.ie.