New Asavie platform lets makers test IoT devices in the wild

21 Nov 2016

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Dublin-based IoT software company Asavie has unveiled a new marketplace for makers and SMEs to test devices on a large scale, rather than relying on small Wi-Fi or short-range networks.

Asavie has been increasing its staff presence in Ireland over the past two years, having secured deals with international firms to provide IoT software through its Asavie PassBridge platform.

Now the company has revealed that it is looking to expand past the roll-out of the industrial internet of things (IoT), and into giving makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a chance to test their products on a grander scale.

Through its new marketplace at, Asavie has said that it allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to address the requirements of the wider maker community.

This new platform, the company said, will offer developers and makers access to global cellular connectivity via a secure private IP network, enabling immediate deployment and elastic scaling of IoT projects.

As an on-demand private network, this would allow users to carry out trials, conduct proof-of-concept tests, and run deployments, without requiring any new hardware.

Designed to prevent botnet attacks

Until now, SMEs, makers and OEMs were reliant on Wi-Fi networks or other short-range connectivity options, which limit the roll-out of production-ready devices with assured levels of security.

In the past few months, the number of IoT devices found to be unfit from a security perspective has grown, particularly after the recent Mirai botnet attack that resulted in the largest DDoS attack ever recorded.

Asavie has said that customers signed up to the platform will be issued with a private APN and private IP network, making it invisible from the public internet and protected against botnets.

“Our new connectivity marketplace,, will help operators unlock the potential of the maker and OEM communities.” said Ralph Shaw, CEO of Asavie.

“We enable MNOs to take the guesswork out of connectivity for these communities by providing an interface for secure and private connectivity, immediate deployment and unlimited scaling of IoT projects globally.”

Asavie has said the platform won’t be available until 15 December, but those interested can still sign up now at the iSimplyConnect website.

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic