Arrow Electronics announced a global agreement with Infineon and Arkessa to further expand Arrow's ability to support Internet of Things (IoT) cellular communications customers.

Security is one of the most concerned issues for connected device organizations. In Industry 4.0, advancement depends on machine-to-machine (M2M) communication security. Machines in smart factories are increasingly using cellular networks to exchange information to ensure smooth operation and increased efficiency. In addition to industry, smart cities, retail and asset tracking can benefit from secure connectivity, launching new business models and growth globally.

Infineon offers a secure hardware controller based on the GSMA Embedded Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) specification, which is the basis for new services. Arkessa provides secure mobile data services that make it easy and efficient to deliver and manage IoT devices from the factory to the field. In addition, Infineon's SLM series safety controllers are optimized for industrial applications and offer a higher level of durability over the extended temperature range of -40 to +105 ̊C.

Arrow's expertise in the Internet of Things ranges from the components, modules and software that make up the benefits of the Internet of Things to cloud services and analytics that leverage the generated data. By working with Arrow, OEMs, system integrators and enterprises can access all the technology and service elements needed to provide a consistent connection to IoT devices around the world, based on Infineon's security features and Arkessa's flexible network access and configuration. . eSIM provides greater security and reliability across multiple IoT applications and can be flexibly combined with Arkessa's cellular, NB-IoT and LTE-M services.

Lars Wemme, Senior Director of Mobile Security at Infineon, said, "The deployment of high-quality eSIM from Infineon brings many advantages to the successful adoption of cellular connectivity in IoT applications. Manufacturers of connected equipment and industrial machines can optimize customer’s product designs, streamline manufacturing processes and global distribution without compromising quality and safety. "

Aiden Mitchell, vice president of Arrow Electronics, said, "Cellular communication is an increasingly important part of the Internet of Things. This new agreement will enable organizations to leverage the latest technology to implement connected device strategies, use secure cellular services on a large scale, while focusing on their strengths and differentiation."