Hologram Preflight is a new set of tools and capabilities to streamline the cellular IoT supply chain for your organization.
Rather than manually activating devices, Hologram Preflight powers both a clear view into your SIM inventory as well as the ability to test devices before having to pay the monthly subscription cost once activated. As soon as devices ship from our warehouse, all SIMs appear inside your Dashboard under the new Preflight tab. You can even continue to use our powerful tagging feature to organize SIMs based on hardware, contract manufacturer, staging location, or final deployment region.
Automate Your Workflow
Hologram Preflight makes it easy to trigger device activation automatically based on device behavior. For instance, you can configure devices to activate on a specific cellular plan the first time they connect to the network.
Powering a Seamless Supply Chain
Ensure devices are QA-ed and ready to launch prior to leaving your origin warehouse or manufacturer. Devices with Test mode enabled have access to 100KB of free data and up to 10 free device originated SMS messages prior to full activation.
Hologram Preflight Configurations
Quick Manual Activation
Expedite manual activation by removing the SIM entry step.
SIMs set up for quick manual activation will appear on the Dashboard as inactive allowing users to simply check the devices they want to activate (individually or in bulk) and go through the regular activation process without having to type in any SIM numbers.
Activate on First Use
Perfect for smooth on-boarding and fast deployments.
SIMs in this Preflight configuration will automatically activate and begin billing after the first data transmission or device originated SMS.
Test ▸ Hibernate
Helpful for R&D and testing at your manufacturer.
Each SIM is allotted up to 100KB of test data or 10 device originated SMS messages for use on the Hologram network before activation. Once a SIM has used up its allowance it will return to its 'Inactive' state until a manual activation by your organization from the Dashboard or via the REST API.
Test ▸ Activate
Streamline experience from origin to end customer.
Each SIM is allotted up to 100KB of data or 10 device originated SMS messages for use on the Hologram network before activation similar to Test ▸ Hibernate. However, SIMs in this configuration will automatically activate on the preset data plan after the test data allowance is used up.
How this Works in Practice:
- Your Hologram SIMs ship from our warehouse to your contract manufacturer. As soon as they ship you can see the inactive SIMs appear directly in your Dashboard.
- These SIMs are enabled with Test ▸ Activate configuration — so that your manufacturer can ensure your cellular modem connects, transmits data properly, and the device functions perfectly.
- Once your devices arrive at their final destination, they'll activate automatically during your deployment – already pre-configured with the correct cellular data plan and capabilities.
- Look under Devices and then drop down under Active Devices to reveal Preflight devices
For more information on Hologram Preflight please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org