1oT changelog
1oT changelog

The new and improved Data packages page

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We are excited to announce the updated Data Packages page. After months of hard work and improvements, it not only shows the price list and ongoing charges, but also helps to make better decisions on optimizing data packages.

Better overview of pricing and ongoing fees

The Data Packages page has been extensively updated to better summarize your packages.

For example, we have added a summary row that shows the number of data packages on all your SIM cards and the current usage in the billing cycle. In addition, a table lists all data packages associated with your account and gives you an overview of the package and SIM types, as well as the SIM statuses.

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Those who prefer prepaid billing can now check their balance on the Data Packages page, which is more convenient than the Settings page.

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If you have a pooled data package, you can monitor its usage during the billing cycle and get feedback on whether you are using too much data or if the data pool is too large and underutilized.

Updated detail pages for data packages

You can now view usage for the last six months and an overview of each cost category, such as base fees, SMS charges, or data consumption fees.

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For customers with a pooled data package, the same bar chart is displayed for the current billing cycle, with suggestions on how to optimize your costs if you use less or are at risk of exceeding the agreed pool. You can also view the pool consumption for the last six months and assess whether the size of the data pool is appropriate and optimized.

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Improvements and fixes

  • You can filter by Radio Access Technology (2G, 3G, 4G etc) on data package's pricing tab
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to change the SIM type when ordering new SIMs after a misclick
  • When opening the Analytics app, the default time range is the beginning of the current month up to the present day





What do you think of 1oT Terminal?


We'd like to hear more about your experience with 1oT Terminal. That's why there will be a short survey the next time you log in.

We're working hard to make 1oT Terminal better, and your feedback will help us a lot.

New trigger in Workflow Automation app


We added a new trigger to the Workflow Automation app that responds to data pool consumption.

If you're unfamiliar with the Workflow Automation app, we recently shared some inspiring examples of how this app can help you save time and money and protect against theft. Read it here →

What's next?

We have been relatively quiet with updates to the 1oT Terminal. Still, we have been busy introducing new carrier partners to 1oT eSIM (here and here). Plus, a few massive projects will be shipped within a couple of next weeks.

More so, just recently, we planned Q3 development plans with the whole team.

To highlight some things:

  • upgrading the SIMs overview page to accommodate more SIMs and offer better overviews
  • add more capabilities to the Analytics app
  • have a long backlog of papercut and usability issues that we will to polish



Quality of life improvements

During the past few weeks, we have worked hard to ship numerous minor updates to 1oT Terminal and resolve a few lingering problems.

Find SIMs with CSV file upload

You have always been able to upload bulk changes to Terminal. Now you can just upload a list of SIMs in a CSV file and filter them in the Terminal for the next desired actions.

Ask everybody to follow security measures

Company owners and administrators can now require two-factor authentication (2FA) for every user in the 1oT Terminal. Simply turn on the setting in company settings, and your team will be prompted to set up 2FA upon the next login.

We have also made the setup process smoother and more reliable.

Improvements and fixes

  • Improved the loading time of the eSIM detail page if the card had multiple profiles
  • We’re now asking for a confirmation to move SIMs from Shipping status to Live
  • Added an audit log event for data package editing, deleting, duplication
  • Fixed a problem where the Sub-client app’s cost per customer report downloading didn’t work
  • You can now add, edit and delete tags in bulk





White label the sub-client app interface


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We are pleased to announce a significant update to the sub-client app. The sub-client app allows you to control what your clients can access in terms of SIM management and which SIM cards they can view.

After activating the sub-client app, you create a sub-client company and assign specific SIM cards they can access and control. It is important to note that you still own the SIM cards and have full access to Terminal. However, the sub-client can only see the SIM cards assigned to their account.

Now you can customize the look of 1oT Terminal with your logo and remove all references to 1oT. This is called white labeling the sub-client layer.

If you choose to do so, you can customize the platform to display your company name and logo and provide a support email that appears in multiple areas of the platform. And your customers can manage their SIMs from the URL connectivityplatform.com.

Fixes and improvements

  • You can edit the title of KPI metrics, which helps you identify the metric by title when tracking the same metric for different groups of SIMs.
  • Migrated the API documentation page to the new web





Distinguish between uplink/downlink data consumption


Today, we are rolling out a data consumption tracking update on 1oT Terminal.

Now you can distinguish between uploaded and downloaded data in the SIM detail view. This way, you can ensure your device correctly communicates with the network.

This information is available for all customers and can be enabled/disabled by modifying the visible columns of the data sessions table.

Fixes and improvements

  • You can now see eDRX, PSM for NB -IoT and LTE-M technologies, and 5G availability under the networks. The information is displayed when you hover over the desired network.

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Introducing improved KPI Reports


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We have made significant improvements to the KPI Reports app.

With the improved KPI Reports app, you can now gain deeper insight into your IoT projects. You can easily track usage, monitor costs associated with deployment, and analyze device behavior.

Compare data over time

KPI reports now include historical data. This feature allows you to compare data over time and perform deeper data analysis. Build a data set based on data consumption, SMS, invoices, and SIM inventory.

Simplify data interpretation with new visualizations

We’ve also made it easier to understand your data by introducing new types of visualizations. These visualizations include tables, lists, charts, graphs, and more. This makes it easier for you to understand complex data sets and make informed decisions.

Share KPI Reports with the right people

You can now share KPI reports via URL. You no longer need to log in to the Terminal to access the content. Simply share the report with anyone who needs access, and they can view it without additional credentials.

Moreover, you can download specific charts as images (png files) in case you want to share the individual chart with somebody in, for instance, Slack or Teams. All data can also be downloaded as an Excel file for offline analysis if that’s your preferred way

Here are some examples of reports you can set up to optimize your deployments or get a better overview.

  • At the beginning of the project, you can track how SIMs come online by monitoring the first data session or completing connectivity testing at the end of the production line.
  • During deployment, you can monitor data consumption to determine if data usage is meeting expectations.
  • You can analyze the cost of different data packages to optimize costs.

Improvements and fixes

  • We have reduced the loading time of the SIM slide-over. ICCID, EID, IMSI, and MSISDN-based searches in the SIMs view are lightning-fast.
  • You can now create new automated workflows with SMS limit-related triggers.
  • We fixed a bug where prices were sometimes displayed as € 0 due to a rounding error. Now all numbers with up to 4 digits after the decimal point are displayed (e.g., 0,0005€ per MB).





Improved welcoming of new companies to 1oT Terminal


Today we are excited to introduce an updated onboarding process that will make getting to know 1oT Terminal smoother and more seamless.

Our updated onboarding process will help you feel right at home from the moment you sign up. You can easily navigate the process and get a quick overview of what 1oT Terminal offers.

The most significant change is to the App Store. We now give new users more flexibility by letting them decide when to start their 90-day free trial of all value-added apps. This gives you more control over how and when you take advantage of the free trial.

Just like hosting a good party, we wanted to make sure everything was in place for your arrival. The updated onboarding flow walks you through everything you need to connect your SIM cards and get the most out of 1oT Terminal.




Keep track of your SIM orders on 1oT Terminal

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As the first update of 2023, we introduced the SIM orders view on 1oT Terminal. Meaning, now all of your previous SIM orders are visible on your company invoices page.

The SIM orders view shows a variety of details about the order:

  • Shipping date
  • Type of SIM ordered (eUICC or UICC)
  • SIM form factor
  • Quantity of SIMs

Additionally, you are able to search for a specific SIM order by its order ID and export orders either one-by-one or in bulk if needed.

Fixes and improvements

  • Some security features, such as IP whitelisting and Two-Factor-Authentication, are now free of charge and available for all customers. You can find them under company settings.
  • You can now move SIMs to LIVE status from Shipping status with the Workflow Automation app.
  • You can now download your invoices as an Excel file.





Introducing multiple delivery addresses

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Each account can now store multiple delivery addresses for receiving SIMs. This simplifies ordering SIMs through the Terminal and makes communication between you and your account manager much more efficient.

In the company settings, you can add delivery addresses for each of your branches or factories and specify the person who should receive the delivery. Now when you order SIMs, you can easily tell us which facility to deliver them to.

Improvements to automatic eSIM testing

Thanks to feedback, we have made significant improvements to the automatic eSIM testing app.

  • You can now run an eSIM test multiple times with the same eSIM card
  • You can filter eSIMs that have passed the eSIM test on the eSIM management page
  • We have improved the handling of failed tests and made the system more robust
  • We now show and bundle all the small steps that happen during eSIM transactions

Fixes and improvements

  • We are now sending a confirmation email when SIMs are ordered from 1oT Terminal
  • We have improved the rounding of the figures for costs and data consumption in the monthly email report
  • You can now see in the event log why the "test" status has expired. Either because the allowed data has been consumed or because the trial period has expired.
  • You can toggle between the current and new prices per data package if you have agreed with your account manager that prices will change and they take effect in the coming month(s).
  • Fixed an error where in some cases you could not edit the registration and VAT number fields of the second business unit





Securing your IoT devices with IMEI lock

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Today we're rolling out a highly requested IMEI lock feature as part of the Diagnostics app.

The importance of this function comes from the fact that users can lock the use of SIM to a specific device identified by its IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity - a serial number assigned to the cellular module by the manufacturer).

This way, an unwanted person who's gained access to your device won't be able to misuse your SIM by plugging it into another device, as the SIM will be automatically put offline when we identify a new IMEI.

This is how it works:

  • Enabling/disabling the IMEI lock is done in the SIMs view of the Terminal after activating the Diagnostics app. Changes to the IMEI lock can be made via the API.
  • IMEI lock can be enabled for each SIM individually or as a bulk action on the "Edit SIM attributes" tab.
  • When the IMEI changes, the SIM is automatically set "offline" on the terminal and therefore cannot perform data sessions until the user allows it. A notification is sent to the customer that the IMEI lock has been triggered, containing information about the old and the new IMEI number.

Additional improvements to the Diagnostics app

  • IMEI numbers are automatically found and attached to SIM cards, reducing the manual work required to assign the number to each card.
  • You can automatically see the model of the cellular module based on the IMEI number. This makes it easier to find the device's cellular module and streamlines troubleshooting.
  • All functions of the Diagnostics app are now standardised for all telecom profiles, resolving the issue that the app worked differently for some profiles.

Introducing the IMEI number field to all customers

If you have not yet enabled the Diagnostics app, you can still add an IMEI number to any SIM card. This must be done manually, but you can do it in bulk or add it one by one. The IMEI field without the Diagnostics app works similarly to the SIM name, i.e. it can be used to identify a specific card.

Remember that although you've added IMEI numbers to the SIM cards, without the Diagnostics app you cannot lock IMEI with a specific SIM card.