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Arduino-based development kits for cloud-based M2M apps include GSM chip and M2M SIM card

Julien Happich -June 25, 2013

Deutsche Telekom is officially launching its M2M development kits for programmers looking to develop cloud-based machine-to-machine applications. The development kits consist of an Arduino or a Cinterion board with a GSM chip, a SIM card, and access to the M2M Developer Platform.

The launch will coincide with the relaunch of the M2M Developer Community, a portal for developing M2M products, solutions, and services. The portal also offers a procedural model illustrating steps during the development of M2M applications - from initial idea, requirements analysis and design to marketing.

The M2M DevStarter developer kit bundles all the tools required to get started with machine-to-machine communication. It comes with either an Arduino board or the Cinterion EGS5 kit that is designed for developing prototypes in industrial scenarios. Developers who already have the hardware required can order the M2M DevFlex kit. All sets include a SIM card complete with a six-month M2M data tariff and private access to the cloud-based M2M Developer Platform. The platform is supplied by Deutsche Telekom in cooperation with cloud specialist Cumulocity GmbH.

Since December 2012, M2M DevFree access has provided a taste of what lies ahead. On a public and shared level, programmers can test the M2M Developer platform free of charge, integrating up to ten devices. Private access will enable developers to manage an unlimited number of devices and users. Comprehensive documentation will also be available on the newly designed M2M Developer Community portal to support developers.

Visit Deutsche Telekom or read more about M2M DevStarter kits here.

This article originally appeared in EE Times Europe.

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