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In the IoT small things can make a big difference

In the IoT small things can make a big difference
The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than the sum of its parts, even if those parts are expected to number in the tens of billions within this decade alone. The size, shape and scope of those things will vary massively, but as a concept the IoT is often presented as smart sensors enabling smarter infrastructure. And in some cases, that is exactly right.
14th January 2019

Multi-purpose compact tracker with long battery life

Multi-purpose compact tracker with long battery life
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced a successful partnership with Arvento Mobile Systems,, to develop a compact people and asset tracking device with a long battery life. The Arvento Treyki Mini has eight operating modes, including special settings for tracking kids (with Geofencing), senior citizens (with an integrated fall sensor), and for use in sports, racing, and asset management.
17th December 2018

Integrated solution for centimetre-level positioning applications

Integrated solution for centimetre-level positioning applications
u-blox has announced the results of its collaboration with Korean broadcast media company MBC. With assistance from u-blox, MBC has launched an ultra-compact L1/L2 Real Time Kinematic (RTK) multi-band device, the MBC MRP-2000, featuring a u-blox ZED-F9P high precision GNSS module. The solution is the first to offer the Korean market a GNSS RTK receiver and wireless access to a GNSS correction service in a single box.
11th December 2018


Configurable module for operation under any NB-IoT network

Configurable module for operation under any NB-IoT network
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced the SARA-N3, a multi-band NB-IoT module that supports a preliminary set of 3GPP Release 14 features (LTE Cat NB2). The SARA-N3 is available in two variants: one dedicated to China and another that can operate across multiple bands on any NB-IoT network globally. 
27th November 2018

China: NB-IoT forecasts strong growth in 2019

China: NB-IoT forecasts strong growth in 2019
"If 2017 is considered the first year of the NB-IoT era, and 2018 is the first year of its commercialisation, then 2019 will be the first year in history to fuel the development of NB-IoT," said Feng Dapeng, director and assistant general manager of the Huizhong Instrumentation. NB-IoT stands for Narrowband Internet of Things and is one of the two licensed Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies that have already begun to usher in a new era of mobile communications. 
27th November 2018

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


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