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Entry-level developer kits for M2M applications

05 March 2013

Deutsche Telekom has introduced two entry-level developer kits for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications: DevStarter Arduino and DevStarter Cinterion.

Both kits will enable developers to connect embedded systems via a mobile wireless data link. The Arduino pack consists of an ITead Arduino Gboard with a SIMCOM 900 GSM module on board, while the Cinterion EGS5 kit is intended for use in developing prototypes in industrial applications. Both packs include an M2M SIM card and six months of private access to the Cloud-based M2M Developer Platform. 

Once the six months are over, users can renew access by booking the DevFlex tariff. The developer platform, provided in cooperation with Cumulocity, enables machines to be incorporated fast into the Cloud. Sensor data, for example, can then be coupled with services such as Twitter and Facebook or devices can be controlled remotely.

The packs are likely to be available in the second quarter of 2013 via Deutsche Telekom’s Developer Community but advanced orders can be placed now, at

The DevStarter Arduino will cost €89 plus VAT, and the DevStarter Cinterion will cost €149 plus VAT.

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