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Top 5 Cellular IoT Development Boards & Shields of 2018

/ Written By benstr
Top 5 Cellular IoT M2M Boards and Shields of 2018

The summer of 2018 is upon us, and our formerly house-bound products are moving outside. This means IoT projects previously constrained to WiFi may require a cellular connection. To help with deciding what cellular board is right for your project we’ve compiled the following list. These are the best cellular IoT development boards and shields… Continue Reading

Next Steps for the Dash Development Board

/ Written By Ben Forgan

Last week was a great week. Ryan and the team announced our new pricing along with a number of new dashboard features. Among the details, Hologram is the first to offer a cellular SLA in North America and the only provider that offers global coverage for the new 4G M1 and NB standards. The team… Continue Reading

Introducing New Cellular Features and Pricing Editions

/ Written By Ryan Lee

Today, I’m pleased to present Hologram’s improved plans and pricing. We’re already known for our simple pricing structure and now we’ve made it even easier by eliminating pricing zones and breaking our services into three editions: Maker, Professional, and Enterprise. The Professional Edition is built to scale. It includes platform features to help businesses connect… Continue Reading

Hologram Compatible Hardware

/ Written By Chris Gammell

TL; DR: We created a Hologram Compatible Hardware list to showcase the fastest ways to get started on the Hologram network, no hardware knowledge required. At Hologram, connectivity is easier than ever for your cellular connected devices. We’ve tried to help by publishing a python SDK, creating intuitive hardware like the Nova, and set up simple cellular connectivity plans… Continue Reading

Connecting 3rd party hardware to the Hologram network

/ Written By Maiky Iberkleid

Hologram’s network is designed to work with every piece of hardware in every country in the world. Hardware that cannot join our worldwide network is the exception, not the rule. But even a widely accessible network requires getting third party devices hooked in and transmitting properly. This guide (and the associated video below) goes over… Continue Reading

Future-Proofing Your IoT Networks: Lessons from the 2G Shutdown

/ Written By Mike Ryan
2G Network Shutdown

The last thing most companies want to think about when rolling out a shiny new technology project is how to prepare for its inevitable demise. But failing to think ahead can present significant cost and implementation headaches as vendors end support for customers. Just ask the many companies whose business depends upon purpose-built software that… Continue Reading

What is (Cellular) Asset Tracking?

/ Written By Chris Gammell

The great promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is understanding where and how your “things” are operating and optionally pushing commands back to those devices. A subset of the entire field is called “asset tracking”. These are mostly passive monitoring devices focused on telling where it is currently located; pushing commands to asset trackers… Continue Reading

How an Independent Developer Built a Remote Monitoring System in Jamaica

/ Written By Mike Ryan

Here at a Hologram we love stories about solving real world issues. More than 2 billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water and developers in our community are part of the affected areas. Faced with these challenges and armed with cellular IoT connectivity, developers become a resource for their local communities to improve living… Continue Reading