Conrad Business introduces C-Control IoT starter kit 10 for quick-start Internet of Things applications

Conrad introduces the new IoT starter kit C-Control 10. Developed in collaboration with Elco Industrie Automation and Microtronics, the kit simplifies entry into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Industry 4.0, and digitization for enterprises and developers. It consists of the IoT board, an integrated M2M SIM, several sensors, general purpose analog and digital inputs, USB, SPI, UART, I2C and GPIO as well as a Bluetooth interface.

 In addition to an optional temperature recording, any sensors and actuators can be connected to the board. Data will be transferred to the Conrad Connect platform via GSM, which makes it accessible from the cloud. This allows for simple and cost-effective entry into M2M applications, even without mobile phone communication expertise. The functionality ranges from monitoring and diagnostics to maintenance and entire automation applications.

 The small 39 x 32 x 6mm module has its own operating system and is ready for immediate use. User applications can be designed immediately using readily available tools. Data transmission is AES-encrypted and with server authentication. The GSM module is implemented as an ultra-low power version to save energy. A LiPo battery with 520mAh serves as the power supply, which makes the box suitable for mobile use. The 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 based MCU supports low-power operation.

 The purpose of the board is for testing IoT concepts. For commercial implementation, Conrad Connect and Elco also offer a broad M2M portfolio. The platform c-control.elco-automation is available for programming, managing and monitoring the IoT starter kit C-Control 10. Furthermore, Conrad supports users with C-Consulting and the creation of proof of concepts.

 “Together with Elco Industrie Automation and Microtronics, we have found a strong cooperation that will introduce further modules, services and wireless connections in the future”, says Tim Schlecht, Senior Expert Electrical Components Corporate Purchasing Business Unit Private Label.

 Ralf Matthews, Deputy General Manager, Elco Industrie Automation, adds: “In cooperation with Conrad, Elco Industrie aims to offer customers the best possible support and the easiest entry into Industry 4.0.”

 Click here for further information about the C-Control portfolio.

About Conrad Electronic

Conrad Electronic has been in the technology and electronics business since its foundation in 1923. With over 1,000,000 products from leading manufacturers and distributors for business customers available via the B2B marketplace conrad.biz, about 750,000 products for private customers available online through conrad.de and 20 German branches, the Bavarian family-owned business is one of the leading omnichannel technology distributors. Conrad operates with 17 locally based subsidiaries across Europe.

The product portfolio comprises products from leading manufacturers and strong own brands like TRU COMPONENTS, VOLTCRAFT, renkforce, C-Control, Polarlite, Reely, Speaka Professional, sygonix and TOOLCRAFT. It also includes Conrad Connect, a leading platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), which enables the cross-supplier connectivity and management of intelligent devices, apps and services for private and business use.

 For business-to-business customers, Conrad, as one of the leading European B2B distributors, offers its customers individual service through key account managers, inside sales and in-branch business advisors. In addition, customers can benefit from the following services: 24-hour standard delivery, eCatalogues, eProcurement solutions, calibration, comprehensive PCB and other product services. Since the end of 2013, Conrad has possessed new Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) handling facilities and an EPA (Electrostatic Protected Area). The company’s whole ESD management system is certified by TÜV Nord, based on DIN EN 61340-5-1.

 For private customers, conrad.de is one of the top ten most visited Internet shops in Germany and offers an extensive technology product portfolio. Amongst others, customers can choose from innovative Smart Home products as well as related services for the installation. In addition, there is a large range of available omnichannel services like Click & Connect, customer advice and ordering service directly in Conrad’s shops as well as a digital 3D print service and 3D print Hubs in branches.