At MWC 2018, SIMCom took part in the Qualcomm product launch and exhibited GoKit4.0G which was co-developed with Gizwits. The platform kit is a brand new LTE IoT SDK based on global multi-mode modems from Qualcomm’s MDM9206 LTE IoT, and is pre-integrated with the full-stack IoT development kit backed by Gizwits’ IoT cloud platform. It supports NB-IoT/eMTC.
GoKit4.0G (standard configuration) supports Qualcomm’s MDM9206 and secondary development with additional sensors such as submersible sensor, carbon dioxide sensor and other sensors. It is applied to the rapid development of smart solutions for NB-IoT/eMTC. Function boards are equipped with additional positioning functions on the original basis; mobile terminals are configured with mobile payment functions to meet operating development needs quickly. GoKit4.0G will be offered together with GoKit’s other serial development kits to provide IoT developers with professional development tools and technical support for IoT devices.
GoKit is the first open source IoT development kit, and was launched by Gizwits in September 2014. Up to now, it has been updated to version 4.0 and 10,000 sets have been released for free.
Compatible with mainstream communication modules and most sensors, GoKit provides paired Gizwits’ background systems, mobile client APPs and Wechat hardware clients as well as a great number of development courses, videos, source code tools and development documents to help developers for fast learning and command of IoT development projects, implementation of product prototype development, and acceleration of the commercial process. Thus, it is an IoT development tool with the lowest threshold and cost in the industry.
Communication modules shown at the exhibition are demos offered by SIMCom. Such modules provide functions such as positioning, communication and data transmission to allow platform kits to be integrated with multiple NB-IoT/eMTC networks. In addition, they help manufacturers and developers to support numerous, existing and emerging commercial and industrial IoT applications based on cellular connections.