What are IMEI and TAC Numbers, And How Do Manufacturers Use Them? Every cellular device has an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), a 14-digit number that serves as a distinct identifier for the device. Essentially a serial number that the manufacturer assigns, the IMEI is guaranteed to be globally unique. There’s also a 15th digit… Continue Reading
We cover the best cellular IoT development boards and shields available in 2020. Most of these boards include support for the new LTE-M and NB-IoT standard, but with lack of ubiquitous NB-IoT coverage, we still see manufacturers releasing new boards that support 2G/3G/4G.
ICCIDs, IMSIs, and IMEIs — oh my! You might have heard the term ICCID, one of many acronyms tossed around in the world of cellular communications. It stands for Integrated Circuit Card ID, a 19- or 20-digit number that’s typically printed on the back of a SIM card. The ICCID is a globally unique serial… Continue Reading
A key part of connecting IoT devices to a cellular IoT network of over 196 countries is actually shipping our Hologram global IoT SIMs and Novas to those countries. To date, we’ve shipped to over 100 countries through our platform and we’re constantly working to improve our own distribution out of the US. However, we… Continue Reading
Today the new Hologram Nova LTE is in stock and available for purchase. Based on the popular Hologram Nova 2G/3G USB Modem the Nova LTE provides IoT Single Board Computers, like the Raspberry Pi and Beagle Boards, access to global 4G LTE-M and NB-IoT cellular networks. In July we announced the Nova-LTE open for pre-orders.… Continue Reading
Today, Hologram announced the pre-order for the next version of our Nova platform, a global LTE-M & NB-IoT Nova. This enables low power cellular prototyping via platforms like the Rapsberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.
How real-time is your driving application? For self-driving vehicles, it depends on architecture. Is your device using the cloud? Or edge computing? If it’s the latter, the answer truly depends on the speed and bandwidth of cellular 4G IoT networks. The average time for data to travel from cloud to car is about 100 milliseconds. For… Continue Reading
Starting last week on July 6th anyone in America importing Chinese electronic components (including wireless devices and components) may experience a 25% price increase. The jump in cost comes from a new U.S. import tariff covering some common electronic parts. The tariff is a result of the White House’s position on international trade. Particularly its… Continue Reading
Electric scooters are showing up in cities around the globe, often unprompted. These cellular connected devices showcase what is possible when software companies can rent out real world hardware. Read about how it could impact your next business idea.
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