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Myriad Group announces Thingstream, the world’s first global IoT connectivity network built on USSD Messaging

Myriad Group announces Thingstream, the world’s first global IoT connectivity network built on USSD Messaging

Myriad Group AG (Switzerland) formally announces the commercial availability of Thingstream, a new Internet of Things (IoT) proposition.

Introducing Thingstream

Thingstream is a global machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity proposition that delivers ubiquity, security and better connectivity for IoT applications via the world’s first global IoT connectivity platform.

The platform offers a broad range of IoT applications; ideally suited to devices which are in motion, are in remote locations or need to be secure before connected to the cloud. Thingstream’s solution leverages Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) via Thingstream’s global roaming M2M SIM.

The platform’s innovative status has already been recognised, receiving the 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award.

Thingstream’s technology is being applied to multiple vertical sectors including; asset tracking, logistics/supply chain, facilities management, energy and environmental monitoring. The company is working on a number of opportunities and partnerships, with the aim of increasing access to IoT connectivity.

Neil Hamilton, VP of Business Development at Myriad explains:
“Today IoT options for industrial applications are too complex, expensive and fail to offer the required level of secure connectivity. To date, a typical solution for asset tracking typically involves cellular data, this by default requires not just a suitable roaming carrier partner who can match the enterprise’s footprint, but also means a device needs to support TCP/IP in order to communicate. Our connectivity approach is to remove the ‘internet’ aspect whilst still allowing small, secure payloads to be delivered to the cloud environment. Thingstream leverages USSD messaging, which not only removes complexities around carrier roaming but, importantly reduces the processing and power consumption required by the transmitting device itself.”

Hamilton continues:

“The use and global availability of USSD technology makes it the ideal small data transport for remote control IoT applications.”

“We want to enable simple, secure connections for industrial IoT applications with Thingstream, addressing both technical and commercial challenges associated with connecting remote, moving and roaming devices to networks.”

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