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5G will make industrial automation more challenging and powerful

5G will make industrial automation more challenging and powerful
5G is about to lift industrial automation to new heights. Of course the next generation of cellular communications technology will further fuel the trend of connecting a factory’s operational technology (OT) - its machines, control systems, power infrastructure, local and remote control software - with its information technology (IT) systems - the communication network, the enterprise resource planning system, the cloud, and so on. But beyond that, it will fundamentally change the way people work in, and think about, industrial automation.
10th January 2020

The promise of 5G is already transforming industries

The promise of 5G is already transforming industries
The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, ubiquitous wireless connectivity, mixed reality, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, the cloud - these and countless other recent developments are changing the way industries operate. The merger of digital and physical systems into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – a vast network of connected devices that generate data that is analysed on the cloud before being somehow acted upon – is one of the fundamental building blocks of the connected industry, or Industry 4.0.
2nd January 2020

Ultra-small high performance Bluetooth 5.0 module

Ultra-small high performance Bluetooth 5.0 module
u-blox has announced its latest ultra-small, high performance Bluetooth low energy 5.0 module, the BMD-380. Measuring only 7.5x9.5mm including the ceramic antenna, it features Bluetooth 5.0 specifications, with its long range protocol suitable for implementing communication in harsh radio environments. It also supports IEEE802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee).
17th December 2019


Start your 5G journey today with 4G LTE

Start your 5G journey today with 4G LTE
It’ll be years before 5G is fully implemented. You don’t need to wait until then to embrace the benefits of tomorrow’s connected industry. With all the hype surrounding 5G, the next generation of cellular technology, it might sound like a good idea to put off investments into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) until the standard is fully implemented. 
16th December 2019

Bluetooth portfolio to encompass ultra-long range to indoor location

Bluetooth portfolio to encompass ultra-long range to indoor location
u-blox has further underlined its continued commitment to Bluetooth low energy innovation by expanding the BMD product series that it recently acquired from Rigado. The company has announced the introduction of the BMD-341, the BMD-345, and the BMD-360 Bluetooth modules, offering customers a comprehensive selection of solutions for their specific application criteria.
2nd December 2019

The fragmentation of the IoT with the TurboX Smart Core platform

The fragmentation of the IoT with the TurboX Smart Core platform
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fragmented space. Countless companies are developing smart solutions that bring the benefits of connectivity, data, analytics and increasingly artificial intelligence to every imaginable commercial vertical. The palette of competing, complementary, and often incompatible technologies is daunting. Silos have formed, with each vertical serving itself a specific flavor of the IoT. And as the growth of the IoT continues to accelerate, so too will its fragmentation.
2nd December 2019

Bluetooth low energy module operational up to 105°C

Bluetooth low energy module operational up to 105°C
u-blox has announced the u-blox NINA-B4 Bluetooth low energy module series. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s recently announced nRF52833 chip, NINA-B4 enables a number of Bluetooth features including Bluetooth long range, Bluetooth mesh, and Bluetooth direction finding.
13th November 2019

Centimetre-level GNSS positioning solution for IoT applications

Centimetre-level GNSS positioning solution for IoT applications
u-blox has announced that Taoglas has developed a centimetre-level GNSS positioning solution. Comprising a high precision L1/L2/E5 GNSS receiver, the u-blox ZED-F9, all the required RF electronics and antennas in a single package, the Taoglas Edge Locate positioning module simplifies the development and deployments of IoT solutions that depend on high precision positioning information.
8th November 2019

Building a secure IoT

Building a secure IoT
IoT devices and the ecosystems they comprise are constantly exposed to a wide variety of rapidly evolving threats. By partnering with Kudelski, u-blox are doing its part to build a secure, sustainable Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things (IoT) depends, by definition, on creating an ecosystem of distributed devices that are connected over a communications infrastructure. This infrastructure can be private; often, however, it is the open internet.
8th November 2019

Enable the digital transformation of the healthcare system

Enable the digital transformation of the healthcare system
The healthcare sector is facing a great change. And he comes at the right time. At $ 7.7 trillion in 2017, global healthcare costs are staggering. And an end is not yet in sight. In many developed countries, hospitals and other health care facilities are at full capacity. Outdated and inefficient processes in disease diagnosis, patient monitoring, treatment and follow-up, and the ineffective communication of patient data form the heart of the problem. The consequences are excessive costs, poor results and frequent, costly re-hospitalisations and health facilities.
21st October 2019

Partnership to offer IoT security design and evaluation services

Partnership to offer IoT security design and evaluation services
u-blox is partnering with the Kudelski Group to help clients protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the ecosystems that they enable. The IoT Security Lab is a consulting service offered by u-blox in partnership with the Kudelski Group, which has more than 30 years’ experience of protecting business assets in high-value ecosystems.
7th October 2019

Which tech will form the networked buildings of tomorrow?

Which tech will form the networked buildings of tomorrow?
As the pace of innovation continues, future smart buildings will be able to leverage a range of technologies, from established standard technologies to new and futuristic developments. So far, no single technology has established itself as the standard for intelligent buildings. For example, even relatively small implementations with only dozens of sensors often use several different communication protocols. And as the size of the building increases and the complexity of the network increases, the number of communication systems generally also increases.
7th October 2019

A closer look at the end-to-end security of SARA-R5

A closer look at the end-to-end security of SARA-R5
Recently launched by u-blox, the SARA-R5 series of LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for low power wide area (LPWA) IoT applications is their most advanced, secure and highly integrated mobile product. The module provides end-to-end security. This makes it ideal for IoT applications with long-term device implementations.
9th September 2019

Bluetooth low energy beacons optimise asset tracking on site.

Bluetooth low energy beacons optimise asset tracking on site.
u-blox has announced that its Bluetooth low energy module NINA-B1 has been chosen by AddMobile as the basis of its short range equipment-tracking beacons, AddTrackers. This service is among the latest enhancements to the company’s AddMobile Toolbox platform and involves adding radio beacons to any tools or equipment that need tracking.
30th August 2019

Energy harvesting for 'net-zero-power' IoT devices

Energy harvesting for 'net-zero-power' IoT devices
NB‑IoT and other low power wide area technologies have made ten year battery lives a reality in applications with minimal data transmission. Others need some extra power, which is precisely where energy harvesting fits in. Imagine an IoT device that performs year in, year out, powered by a steady drip of power scavenged from its immediate surroundings.
12th August 2019

Acquisition extends Bluetooth low energy offerings for customers

Acquisition extends Bluetooth low energy offerings for customers
u-blox has announced it acquired Rigado’s Bluetooth modules business in an Asset Purchase Agreement. Rigado is a leading provider of Edge-as-a-Service gateway solutions for Commercial IoT, and began offering certified wireless modules in 2015.
1st August 2019

What does 3GPP Release 14 means for NB-IoT and LTE-M?

What does 3GPP Release 14 means for NB-IoT and LTE-M?
It’s been about two years since 3GPP, the Standards Developing Organization that defines mobile communication standards, froze its 14th release. The release includes a number of improvements to NB‑IoT and LTE‑M, two cellular technologies that enable the cellular Internet of Things. Now that many of the features are supported by mobile network operators, cellular module manufacturers are announcing the first generation of Release 14 compliant low power wide area cellular modems.
29th July 2019

5G will connect the Industry 4.0

5G will connect the Industry 4.0
Wireless communication is driving Industry 4.0 and 5G is at the forefront, with billions of machines, devices, and sensors just waiting to be connected. 5G plays such an important role that it is being designed with the industry’s needs specifically in mind. The thing with Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the connected industry – whatever you want to call it, one thing is undeniable: it is growing, and fast.
22nd July 2019

Preparation for 5G

Preparation for 5G
Ericsson predicts that by 2023 every active smartphone in the US 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.
19th July 2019

WiFi 7: the next generation of WiFi technology

WiFi 7: the next generation of WiFi technology
When developing an industry standard, a mutually agreed solution is crucial. Often this is a slow, inefficient and frustrating process. It is therefore surprising that, recently and in rapid succession, a number of advances have been made by the WiFi Alliance and the IEEE Standards Association regarding the 802-standard for Wireless Local Area Networks, better known as WiFi.
15th July 2019


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