Our IoT Architecture

Smooth Integration Into Your Solution

Architecture Overview

1NCE OS is included within the global 1NCE Lifetime Flat and can be used complimentary with the purchase of any SIM card. It provides an easy way to connect your devices to the Internet of Things and deliver data into your cloud – no matter which cloud provider (AWS, Azure, etc.) or data center you use.

This includes managed services, APIs, and device SDKs - each software tool is a modular building block that can be integrated right away. We offer plenty of copy & paste examples and blueprints to get you started even faster.

Our Integration Options

Device Integration

To get the most of 1NCE OS, connect your devices to our managed service using standard protocols: UDP, CoAP or Lightweight-M2M. 1NCE provides the following Open-Source projects to get you started:

  • Device SDK: Generic C library for all embedded platforms, which allows you to use our tools without having to integrate our APIs yourself

  • FreeRTOS Blueprint: Sample code for FreeRTOS that demonstrates how to connect to the 1NCE network, use secure communication and leverage our software tools

  • Zephyr Blueprint: Sample code for Zephyr OS (used by Nordic nRF9160) that demonstrates how to connect to the 1NCE network, use secure communication and leverage our software tools

  • 1NCE Arduino Blueprint: Sample code for Arduino that gives access to features like Device Authenticator, IoT Integrator, and Energy Saver with 1NCE SDK.

All of this is optional: You can use these Open-Source projects, copy the code, or implement everything on your own.

Cloud Integration

1NCE offers two main methods to integrate with your backend services.

  • Push: We push data into your system when a new event occurs. Useful when you're going for a real-time, event-driven architecture. We support either HTTPS Webhooks (compatible with serverless Lambda functions and traditional webservers) or native AWS IoT Core integration (in case you want managed PaaS).

  • Pull: You pull data from our managed service using the well-documented REST API. This is useful when you need device data occasionally.

You can even mix and match the integration types depending on your specific needs.


What are the 4 stages of IoT architecture?
IoT architecture typically involves four stages. The first one is Sensors/Actuators collecting data from the physical world. The second one Internet Gateway, transmitting data to a central location, often using an IoT SIM card for cellular connectivity. Edge IoT performs initial processing and analysis closer to the devices, while the Data Center and Cloud enable deep analysis, storage, and application integration. 
What is the difference between IoT and IIoT?
Both utilize connected devices, but there are specific differences. IoT applies to a wide range of applications in consumer and commercial settings. (Smart homes, wearables) On the other hand, IIoT (Industrial IoT) focuses on industrial automation and machine-to-machine communication in factories and plants. (Production line monitoring, predictive maintenance) IIoT devices often leverage robust IoT SIM cards designed for industrial environments. 
Which protocols are commonly used in IoT Architecture?
Several protocols exist, depending on the application. Wi-Fi provides high bandwidth for local networks. Bluetooth enables low power consumption for short-range communication. Cellular Networks (with IoT SIM cards) bring wide area coverage for remote devices. Lightweight M2M protocols are designed for efficient communication between devices with limited resources. 
What are the 5 phases of the IoT lifecycle?
Design and Development, Provisioning, Device Management, Data Analytics, End-of-Life Management. Design and Development involves planning, building, and testing the devices and system, including selecting the appropriate IoT SIM card based on connectivity needs. Provisioning implies securing and registering devices on the network, which involves installing and activating the IoT SIM card. Device Management is about monitoring, updating, and maintaining devices throughout their lifespan, with some providers offering remote SIM management features. Data Analytics phase includes extracting insights and value from the collected data. End-of-Life Management relates to securely decommissioning and disposing of devices, including following any regulations for IoT SIM card disposal. 
What is the difference between IoT and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) communication?
M2M is a subset of IoT. It focuses on direct communication between devices, often used in industrial settings. IoT encompasses a broader range of applications, including device-to-cloud and user interaction. M2M communication can also leverage IoT SIM cards for cellular connectivity. 
What are the security risks associated with IoT devices?

IoT devices can be vulnerable to hacking if not properly secured. Risks include data breaches, privacy violations, and potential disruption of critical systems. Using secure IoT SIM cards with strong authentication protocols can help mitigate these risks.

What is an IoT SIM card?

An IoT SIM card, similar to a SIM card in your phone, provides cellular connectivity for your IoT devices. It allows them to connect to mobile networks and transmit data securely over long distances, even in remote locations.

Why are traditional SIM cards not ideal for IoT devices?

Traditional SIM cards are designed for high-bandwidth applications like voice calls and video streaming. IoT devices often require lower bandwidth but need features like:

  • Lower power consumption for battery-powered devices.

  • Global connectivity for devices operating in different regions. IoT SIM cards can offer global coverage options.

  • Flexible data plans to manage costs for devices with varying data usage. IoT SIM providers often offer plans specifically designed for low-power, low-data usage typical of IoT devices.

What are the benefits of using an IoT SIM card?

IoT SIM cards offer several advantages:

  • Reliable and secure cellular connectivity for your devices, essential for ensuring data transmission and remote management.

  • Lower costs compared to traditional SIM cards due to optimized data plans for IoT applications.

  • Global coverage to manage devices all around the globe

Learn more from our guideline on Choosing the Right IoT SIM

1NCE Shop

Buy the 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat now

Visit the 1NCE Shop and start connecting your IoT devices easily. Simply order your SIM cards, choose the desired type of SIM card and fill out all required forms. After the payment has been approved you get your cards within five to seven business days.