Zipit, an IoT value-added services provider, today announced it is working with Vodafone to support Zipit IoT Connect, an offering for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that provides optimized data plans and automates the cellular provisioning process for IoT devices.

In addition, Vodafone OEM customers can take advantage of Zipit IoT Value-Added Services to have complete control over their devices and data.

The full suite of Zipit IoT Value-Added Services includes:

Zipit IoT Connect – IoT-optimized data plans and a single unified interface for cellular provisioning, globally

Zipit IoT Device Manager – A managed platform for securely provisioning, monitoring and managing IoT devices and cloud back end infrastructure

Zipit IoT Billing Manager – A flexible billing platform to help OEMs support enterprise or consumer IoT solutions>

Zipit IoT Administrator – A single source for OEMs to oversee IoT deployments and provide ongoing customer support

“Zipit is working with companies across the wide range of verticals such as smart cities, healthcare, automotive, industrial environments and consumer products,” said Ludovico Fassati, head of IoT, Vodafone Americas . “Their proven technology for building subscription-based services, handling billing and payment transactions on top of their demonstrated customer successes makes them the right partner to drive growth of IoT solutions.”

“Vodafone brings a global reach to Zipit that enables us to better support new customers’ IoT businesses and to easily expand into even more markets, regardless of geographic location,” said Ralph Heredia, VP of Business Development for Zipit. “We look forward to working with Vodafone to dramatically accelerate the development of subscription IoT businesses around the world.”

About Zipit

Zipit Wireless (“Zipit”), a leader in the Internet of Things, helps connected device OEMs deliver secure IoT solutions quickly and efficiently.

Through a suite of IoT Value-Added Services, Zipit can provide secure device connectivity anywhere in the world, as well as the ongoing device management, billing and support capabilities necessary to capitalize on highly sought after subscription-based IoT business models.