qiio® offers plug-and-play, edge-to-cloud cellular Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that provide its customers with everything they need to securely connect, monitor, and control their industrial assets. qiio’s solutions are designed for applications such as remote management, monitoring and predictive maintenance in hard-to-reach locations. The qiio q200 Guardian is the world’s first solution specifically optimized for secure, bi-directional cellular connectivity supporting IoT deployments running on Microsoft’s Azure Sphere.
qiio is headquartered in Zurich and manufactures all its hardware in Switzerland and Germany. To expand into the U.S. market, qiio needed the q200 to receive mobile operator certification.
Carrier certification is key because it gives IoT systems integrators and end users the confidence that their q200 Guardian based implementation will work correctly on each operator’s network. But carrier certification is challenging, expensive and very time consuming – at times it can seem virtually impossible.