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Samsung turns to Zipit for IoT help with tracker

Steve Rogerson
January 15, 2019



Samsung called on Zipit Wireless, a South Carolina-based IoT value-added services provider, to support Samsung's SmartThings Tracker, a GPS and LTE-M enabled tracking device in a small, lightweight form factor.
 
The South Korean company’s SmartThings Tracker uses Zipit's IoT Connect product for cellular provisioning, IoT Billing Manager for end user billing, and IoT Administrator so Samsung's customer service team can provide better support.
 
By connecting to an LTE-M network, the SmartThings Tracker can be used in a wide variety of ways to locate what matters most, such as keys, backpacks, luggage and even family members or pets, without the limited range of a wifi or Bluetooth enabled device. As a part of the SmartThings device family, the Tracker can also trigger smart home routines or other location-based automations.
 
"Samsung is trusted by our customers to provide them with meaningful experiences and to genuinely improve their lives on a daily basis," said SK Kim, senior director at Samsung Electronics in America. "Zipit's technology allows us to provide our customers simple access to the LTE-M network and enables our customer service team to deliver efficient customer support."
 
Zipit Wireless helps connected device OEMs deliver secure IoT products and services quickly and efficiently. Through a suite of IoT value-added services, Zipit can provide secure device connectivity anywhere in the world, as well as the on-going device management, billing and support capabilities necessary to capitalise on subscription-based IoT business models.
 
"Zipit is excited to support Samsung and their leading-edge SmartThings Tracker," said Frank Greer, CEO of Zipit. "We're proud to be able to provide the tools Samsung's team needs to deliver a compelling IoT solution for their customers."