SODAQ have created a new Internet of things NB-IoT shield for Arduino, which is supported by T Mobile and allows makers and developers to easily get started.
The NB-IoT Arduino Shield is an Arduino compatible board that can easily be added to any Arduino board currently available. Watch the video below to learn more about its features and functionality, a deluxe shield is also available offering true multi-GNSS navigation.
NB-IoT for everyone means you get an easy to use hardware solution based on Arduino code, in combination with a convenient, cloud based solution to retrieve, visualize and act upon your data. This application, which allows you to manage and visualize your data and adds automation through an integrated rules engine, is called AllThingsTalk Maker.
It is compatible with hundreds of different boards out there, varying from an original Arduino Uno, to for instance the latest ST Nucleo board. The Shield connects through the brand new u-blox Sara N2 NB-IoT module. All you need to do is pop in a sim-card (more on that below) and you can create your own NB-IoT applications. To help you get started, we already have an easy to use library of applications with which you will be sending messages on the NB-IoT network in just a few minutes.
With the standard NB-IoT Arduino Shield you can let your Arduino connect to your favorite NB-IoT network. It is equipped with the u-blox Sara N2 NB-IoT module, a sim card holder and on board ceramic antenna. But we know the makers in the Arduino-community and they are always cooking up some new ideas. You’ll probably want your application to do more than just communicate. So we created a second version of the Shield.
The Deluxe shield is packed with extra features. It contains the brand new u-blox M8Q. This module does not just offer a plain vanilla GPS, but true multi-GNSS navigation. What does that mean? Well, basically this is your first and currently only chance to work with the new European Galileo network, the Russian GLONASS network and the Chinese Beidou network all at once!