Octave Delivers Pricing
Designed for the Industrial IoT

With the industry’s first message-based pricing model, Octave brings simplicity, predictability and control to industrial IoT pricing

Octave enables you to accurately forecast your data connectivity costs, so you can validate your IoT application business model with confidence

Your subscription includes full access to the Sierra Wireless Global Wireless Network, development tools, and cloud APIs

Octave’s message-based pricing means you only pay for the data you need, when you need it

Regional Pricing Table
Solution Fee 1000 Messages Developer Mode
A $1.00 $1.00 $5.00
B $2.50 $2.50 $12.50
C $10.00 $10.00 Not available
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What’s Included in Your Octave Subscription?

  • Secure connectivity in over 160 countries via the Sierra Wireless Global Wireless Network
  • Device and connectivity management for monitoring and configuring your devices​
  • Ongoing security patches, including two over-the-air software updates for your Octave edge devices per year
  • Unlimited use of Octave APIs and graphical user interface

What are Messages?

  • A message payload contains up to 20 datapoints. A datapoint can be a sensor reading, machine parameter, or any other important piece of data from your connected asset​
  • You have control over the timing, content, and priority of your messages – so you only pay for the data you need.
  • No charges for overhead data – including device health, location, and security handshake data.
  • Messages are aggregated across all your devices. You are billed for the total number of messages you send per month.

How does Pricing change by Region?

  • All your Octave devices are automatically assigned to one of four pricing regions
  • Connectivity charges for your entire global deployment are aggregated on a single invoice
  • Region A – which covers the USA, Canada, Europe, and much of Asia – has the lowest price bracket
  • No need to haggle with multiple network operators on price
  • Octave eliminates the need to commit to long term connectivity subscriptions to get the best price

What is Developer Mode?

  • Octave offers Developer Mode, designed to allow you to make frequent updates, changes, and tweaks to your data model as you develop your prototype with Octave
  • Developer mode includes up to 20,000 messages per month
  • Once you’re ready, just turn off developer mode to get deployment scale pricing

Pricing Example

You want to set up a connected water monitoring deployment with 500 solar powered telemetry systems. Let’s figure out what your monthly budget should look like.

Monitoring

You set up your Octave edge device to monitor 3 datapoints:

  1. Groundwater level
  2. Acidity
  3. Battery level

You want to log these datapoints every hour but don’t need real-time updates - you’re happy to get the data every 6 hours. With Octave, that will generate 4 messages per day x 30 days x 500 devices = 60,000 messages per month.

On top of that, you want to set up an alert to send a message immediately when any of these values changes by more than 20% in an hour. You expect these alerts to generate an additional 100 messages per month for the entire deployment. That makes a total of 60,100 messages per month.

Your deployment is in Region A, so your rate is $1 monthly per connected device plus $1 for every 1000 messages. Per the table below, this works out to a monthly total of $560.10 per month, or $1.12 per telemetry system.

Flood Warning

There have been heavy rains in one area that could result in potential flooding. You have 10 systems in that area, and now want real-time updates every hour from those systems.

No problem. With Octave, a simple push of a new Blueprint can update the observation engine to route the groundwater level, acidity, and battery measurements to the cloud once per hour. These systems now generate 24 messages per day each. Your new monthly budget for those 10 systems goes up to $1.72 per system because you are sending data more frequently. Of course, you can change the data rate back to normal as soon as the flood risk decreases.

Monitoring (low frequency) Flood Warning (high frequency)

Deployment Size

500 10

Solution Subscription

500 x $1 = $500/month 10 x $1 = $10/month

Messages

     Groundwater Monitoring

4 msgs / day x 30 days x 500 devices = 60,000 msgs / month 24 msgs / day x 30 days x 10 devices = 7,200 msgs / month

     Alerts

100 msgs / month

     Total

60,100 msgs / month 7,200 msgs / month

Total

$560.10 / month
$1.12 / system / month
$13.44 / system / year
$17.20 / month
$1.72 / system / month
$20.64 / system / year

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