Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Pod introduces self-service IoT connectivity

Steve Rogerson
August 5, 2020

Pod Group, a provider of IoT platforms, software and connectivity services, has launched the Luner self-service connectivity platform.
Luner is designed to help developers of IoT products and services get quickly up and running with global IoT connectivity, using a platform that enables self-onboarding and self-management of SIM cards via one interface.
Powered by Pod Group, an expert in IoT connectivity since 1999, Luner has been designed to facilitate SIM deployment and connectivity management with an easy-to-use interface and API. Users can quickly create an account via the Luner portal giving them immediate access to a wide range of global IoT SIM cards and transparent PAYG and monthly plans.
Payment can be made by credit or debit card, and SIMs are shipped from one of six local offices across the globe, for fast delivery.
Despite its simplicity, Luner is far from a one-size-fits-all service. The platform allows granular management of IoT connectivity, including control of data limits and unlimited access to data usage records. Luner goes further still by offering a full API suite, letting users integrate the service directly into their application layer or software.
“We found that for customers starting out in IoT there is often a requirement for simple, self-service connectivity which perfectly complements our existing modular platform, Pod IoT Suite, designed for larger IoT deployments,” said Sam Colley, Pod Group’s CEO. “Luner allows users to quickly test and launch applications anywhere in the world. It offers a flexible approach to product creation allowing users to autonomously order SIMs and get connected in a few clicks without commitments, contracts or lock in. A marketplace will soon be added to give builders faster access to the components that power their IoT applications.”
As a launch promotion, Luner is offering $10 or equivalent in local currency of free credit to everyone who purchases their first SIMs before the end of this month.
UK-based Pod Group is a specialist in connectivity tailored to IoT applications, bringing over 20 years of experience, research and innovation to the mobile connectivity market. With offices across the globe and access to more than 600 networks in 185 countries, Pod GroupÔÇ»provides a suite of IoT SIM cards and connectivity products, including global multi-network, multi-IMSI, eUICC and LPWAN, combined with end-to-end IoT security, centralised connectivity management and a hierarchical billing platform.