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Vehicle tracking device with a built-in WiFi hotspot launched

Vehicle tracking device with a built-in WiFi hotspot launched
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u blox, has announced the StarLink TrackerWiFi, an advanced vehicle tracking device produced by ERM Advanced Telematics, a provider of device-based telematics solutions. The device combines u-blox GNSS, 4G and WiFi Technology eliminating the need to equip vehicles with a separate mobile WiFi hotspot.
12th November 2018

A smart way to visualise energy consumption

A smart way to visualise energy consumption
A global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, is developing a way to make it easier for utility customers to track and visualise their energy consumption. The proof of concept (PoC) design is the result of a three-way collaboration between u-blox and metering companies Iskraemeco and EMH.
8th November 2018

Module series offers design versatility and built-in security

Module series offers design versatility and built-in security
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced the NINA-W15 multiradio and gateway module series, which can simultaneously support both WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connections and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity. This includes support for both Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth BR/EDR.
2nd November 2018


5G brings new applications and new business opportunities

5G brings new applications and new business opportunities
With the adoption of 3GPP Release 15 in June 2018, the definition of 5G standards has already been partially completed. But even before finalisation, industries were busy laying the foundations for new technologies and applications that take advantage of the performance enhancements and new uses that 5G networks bring.  
19th October 2018

Connected padlock protects goods in transit

Connected padlock protects goods in transit
Wireless communication technologies provider, u-blox, has announced its collaboration with India-based Play Inc, on a connected GPS padlock for industrial applications. The lock, which doubles as a location tracker, features a u blox M8 GNSS receiver, MAX-M8Q, and uses the u blox CellLocate service to extend positioning to indoor locations. 
10th October 2018

Making preparations for 5G

Making preparations for 5G
Ericsson predicts that by 2023 every active smartphone in North America will consume 48 gigabytes of data per month. This is roughly seven times higher than in 2017. In global markets, this trend is the same, driven by improvements in our smartphones, increasingly data-heavy content, and better, more affordable data plans.
8th October 2018

Bluetooth 5 low energy module is now qualified for long range

Bluetooth 5 low energy module is now qualified for long range
u-blox has announced that its NINA-B3 series are now qualified for all Bluetooth 5 features (including long range). With NINA-B3's comprehensive Bluetooth 5 support, Bluetooth long range qualification and worldwide certifications, u-blox customers can open up new markets with applications, further shorten time to market and make more efficient use of their engineering teams. The NINA-B3 wireless MCU module also brings access to u-blox’s Connectivity Software.
4th October 2018

Module enables a wide range of IoT applications

Module enables a wide range of IoT applications
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies u-blox, has announced that T-Mobile USA has certified its LTE Cat NB1 SARA-N410 module to run on its new NB-IoT network. At an ultra compact 16x26mm, SARA-N410 supports ultra low power consumption, making it well suited for cost optimised long-term solutions required by many IoT applications.
2nd October 2018

Worldwide patent license agreement for 2G, 3G, 4G products

Worldwide patent license agreement for 2G, 3G, 4G products
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies u-blox, has announced that it has entered into a worldwide, non-exclusive, patent license agreement with KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Philips) covering the sale by u-blox of its 2G, 3G and 4G products for a defined term. 
1st October 2018

Location tracker helps groups stick together anywhere

Location tracker helps groups stick together anywhere
A tracking device that lets groups of users locate each other has been developed by u-blox and LynQ. The company, LynQ, which surpassed its fundraising target on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, raising over $1.5m, is now on pre-sale. Featured in the device is the u-blox CAM-M8Q GNSS receiver. It is a GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou positioning module with an embedded antenna. With its slim size of 9.6x14x1.95mm, it is easy to integrate it into handheld devices.
20th September 2018

Developing low power location trackers with u-track toolset

Developing low power location trackers with u-track toolset
u‑blox has introduced the toolset comprising the u-track software and the C030-R410M application board. The toolset is a rapid-prototyping platform that lets product designers test and optimise the position accuracy and power consumption of wireless location tracking applications that use LTE-M and NB‑IoT cellular networks, as well as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. The toolset targets product engineers working on battery powered applications such as sport, people and asset trackers.
11th September 2018

Multi-band antenna series for high precision applications

Multi-band antenna series for high precision applications
u-blox has announced the ANN-MB multi‑band active GNSS antennas, tailored specifically to the needs of applications requiring centimeter-level positioning accuracies. ANN-MB offers product designers an attractively priced, easy-to-implement, and reliable multi-band antenna solution. The ANN-MB antenna series builds on u‑blox’s two decades’ worth of experience with high performance antennas for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers.
5th September 2018

2G cellular module offers an easy upgrade path to LPWA

2G cellular module offers an easy upgrade path to LPWA
u‑blox has announced the SARA-G450, a cost-optimised 2G cellular module for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, such as utility metering and tracking systems. Provided in the industry-proven SARA form factor, the SARA‑G450 quad-band GSM/GPRS module lets product developers easily migrate their products to 3G, LTE, or LPWA technology to meet a broad range of environmental and technological requirements.
27th July 2018

Smart cities need smart networks

Smart cities need smart networks
With some things you can get away with the one size fits all mentality, but not when it comes to smart cities. Geographic, cultural, financial, and technical considerations that vary from city to city dictate how technologies can be applied to the smart city concept. Ultimately, however, the end goal is always the same: to use connectivity, the cloud, and data analytics – in other words, the Internet of Things (IoT) – to enhance the lives of a city’s residents. 
12th June 2018

Arduino boards feature u‑blox wireless technology

Arduino boards feature u‑blox wireless technology
u-blox and Arduino have introduced four boards to their MKR family, delivering wireless connectivity options for IoT applications. Previously Arduino adopted u-blox for their MKR GSM 1400, now one of the most popular boards of the MKR family. Arduino introduced the MKR family and form factor to address IoT use cases by focusing on a standard blue print including a hardware crypto chip for enhanced security, a LiPo charger for power management, and an ARM Cortex M0 microcontroller.
4th June 2018

Secure IoT solutions for connected medical devices

Secure IoT solutions for connected medical devices
Enabled by smart devices equipped with cloud‑connected wearable sensors, AI‑powered data analytics, and smart devices, connected healthcare has the potential to increase patient autonomy, assist doctors in delivering better care, and reduce the pressure on the healthcare system. But for connected healthcare to live up to its potential, healthcare cybersecurity has first to be seen as a key public health concern requiring utmost attention. In response, government agencies and regulatory authorities are increasingly stepping up cybersecurity requirements on medical devices.
30th May 2018

With stationless rental bicycles IoT has conquered our streets

With stationless rental bicycles IoT has conquered our streets
Dockless shared bikes have become a growing phenomenon in major cities across the planet. Subscribers to their services can use their smartphone to unlock a nearby bike, ride it to their destination, and then just leave it there. Not only are dockless shared bikes affordable and convenient for their users, they’ve also been great business.
15th May 2018

Partnership to bring high precision positioning solutions to China

Partnership to bring high precision positioning solutions to China
u‑blox and Qianxun Spatial Intelligence are joining forces to deliver high precision positioning solutions to the Chinese market. By coordinating their product offerings, they seek to meet growing demand for increased positioning accuracy for mass market applications. Some of the areas driving up demand for high precision positioning services in China are IoT tracking devices such as those used on shared bikes, as well as automotive, UAV, and robotic vehicle applications.
9th May 2018

LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module launched with global coverage

LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module launched with global coverage
u-blox has announced the commercial launch of its SARA‑R410M‑02B LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module with global coverage. SARA‑R410M-02B utilises a multiband RF front-end solution to enable up to sixteen LTE bands within a single hardware version, which can vastly simplify diverse deployments worldwide and provide enormous operational efficiencies.
3rd May 2018

Multi-band receiver delivers centimetre-level accuracy

Multi-band receiver delivers centimetre-level accuracy
u-blox has announced the ZED-F9P multi-band GNSS module with integrated multi-band Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology for machine control, ground robotic vehicles, and high precision unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications. The ZED‑F9P measures only 22x17x2.4mm and uses technology from the recently announced u‑blox F9 platform to deliver robust high precision positioning performance in seconds.
26th April 2018


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