Robustel IoT Gateway Empowering Industrial IoT Solution by UPR, PALTEK

PALTEK CORPORATION and IoT Cloud platform provider, UPR Corporation announced to provide industrial IoT solution to global manufacturing industries recently.

Partner with SORACOM INC., which provides data communication services for IoT companies, and Robustel, which provides industrial hardware and IoT solutions to corporations around the world, whose Japanese distribution partner is PALTEK, the IoT solution launched successfully in April this year.

By implementing these solutions, manufacturers are able to introduce IoT systems more easily to factories for better efficiency and profitability.

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The IoT solution consists of UPR’s IoT platform “Scalenics®”, SORACOM’s data communication SIM card “SORACOM Air for Cellular” (hereafter Air SIM) and an industrial IoT gateway provided by Guangzhou Robustel Technologies Co., Ltd (hereafter “Robustel”).

Usually, when constructing an IoT system for visualizing information from a network of sensors in the cloud, the user has to integrate the hardware, such as IoT gateways and the IoT platform for visualization by itself, which is a high barrier to introducing the system.

In this new solution, Robustel’s IoT gateway can be easily connected to “Scalenics®” and “SORACOM Air SIM” via integrated software. Therefore, information from sensors can be easily aggregated and visualized in the cloud. Going beyond data visualization, the Scalenics® API enables more sophisticated data processing, as well as integration with the user's system, for further analysis, etc.

Robustel's IoT gateway supports over 20 mobile phone carriers, both in Japan and overseas, which makes it possible to use this IoT solution package world-wide as well. Furthermore, the system supports “Modbus*” which is the de facto standard communication protocol between industrial electronic devices, and can be used for remote monitoring of production-line machines.

Mr. Yoshiya Sakata, president of UPR said,

”Since long before the term ‘IoT’ became popular, our company has been committed to developing remote monitoring know-how for industrial and other applications. We are very happy to release this world-wide compatible package at this time. Besides our domestic customers, we are also looking forward to accelerating our company’s global support IoT platform, ”UPR Scalenics®” with our overseas Industrial 4.0 customers”.

Mr. Ken Tamagawa, CEO of SORACOM said,

"IoT platform SORACOM provides secure mobile data services between IoT equipment and the cloud, at a reasonable price. PALTEK’s devices and UPR’s “Scalenics®”will be a good collaboration, it enables the possibility to build sensor networks everywhere, get visualized log data rapidly. I expect that this package will create many IoT utilization cases”.

Mr. Naohide Yabuki, President and Representative Director of PALTEK said,

“I am very pleased that we are able to release this package with SORACOM and UPR, which have been generating so much attention in the IoT market. This package brings down barriers of development and introduction and makes it possible to collect and visualize sensor data more easily. We are very much looking forward to contributing to our customers' efficiency and the acceleration of their business transformations”.
UPR and PALTEK will start selling this IoT solution package in April 2017. In addition, sensors that can be connected to the IoT gateway will also be available as options.

●     Overview of main products and services:

IoT Platform “UPR Scalenics®”

UPR Scalenics® provides the device management, authentication, data storage, and message delivery which are necessary for IoT/M2M, as PaaS (Platform as a Service) infrastructure. An open API provided by UPR Scalenics®, designed based on industry standards, integrates devices into the cloud in a rapid and uniform procedure. Flexible scalability and industry-standard-level security in the public cloud enable the creation of IoT/M2M services at low cost, securely, and from a small start.

IoT Communication Platform “SORACOM”

The IoT platform SORACOM provides SIMs (subscriber identity modules) for data transmission as an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator). The platform also provides integrated mobile communications and cloud services giving it the following characteristics:

・    SORACOM delivers IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) “connection” at low initial costs

・    SORACOM allows you to monitor and manage your IoT/M2M devices and facilitates the operation of the devices and communications.

・    SORACOM enables you to build secure IoT/M2M systems

In addition to SORACOM Air, which provides mobile data services, SORACOM offers networking and application coordination services to enable the construction of secure IoT/M2M systems as well.

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About UPR Corporation


Since its establishment in 1979, UPR Corporation’s core business has been the rental of logistics equipment, focusing on pallets. It has 10 sales offices in Japan, and 3 local subsidiary offices overseas. UPR owns about 3.6 million pallets for rental. In addition to these core businesses, they provide location based services, IoT businesses, car-sharing services, a power-assisted suit business, and they are also expanding into the IoT field. In September 2014, the smart pallettechnology using 920MHz active RFID was put into practice for the first time in the world.

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About PALTEK CORPORATION


PALTEK, founded in 1982, has provided semiconductors, design software, and design services for Japanese electronics manufacturers. As a product development partner for our customers, we also provide services from specification review to mass production. In addition we are strengthening our design service business. In order to respond to our customers’ development requests flexibly and quickly, we have established a system by designing multipurpose prototype and mass production boards, which can form the basis of ODM/OEM projects. Starting from our corporate philosophy of “kyo-sei” (cooperative growth), PALTEK is continuously making efforts to contribute to success of our customers by providing the best available solutions.

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About SORACOM INC.


SORACOM was launched in Japan in September 2015. From the beginning, the company's objective was to develop a communications network for IoT innovators across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. Today, SORACOM serves over 5000 business clients, from start-ups to SMEs and blue-chip corporations. With headquarters in Tokyo and offices in Singapore, Copenhagen and Palo Alto, SORACOM is committed to providing IoT/M2M innovators everywhere with the tools they need to create a more connected world.

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About Robustel

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Robustel R3000 Industrial Router

Guangzhou Robustel Technologies Co., Ltd. is the leading industrial IoT/M2M Hardware and Solution Provider. Since its establishment in 2010 in Guangzhou China, Robustel has been concentrating on providing Industrial GoRugged Cellular Routers, Gateways, Modems, Cloud Platform and E2E Solutions. In order to support global business in more than 100 countries, Robustel has set up branches in Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.