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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

An alternative for centimetre level positioning accuracy

An alternative for centimetre level positioning accuracy
Within the past 15 years, standard precision GPS technology has found its way into countless devices you probably own. Your smartphone, your car navigation system, and your smart watch all use it to tell you where you are to within a few meters. Mostly, that’s been good enough, and for many use cases, higher accuracy would simply not have been affordable. The high cost of centimetre‑level positioning technology has limited its use to professional niche applications, from construction and professional surveying to precision agriculture.  
20th April 2018

Dual-mode Bluetooth module features strong security for the IIoT

Dual-mode Bluetooth module features strong security for the IIoT
Thanks to its built-in secure boot and wide temperature ranges, the new NINA-B2 dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 stand-alone module from u-blox enables IIoT applications. Pre-flashed with u-blox connectivity software which supports many common use cases such as Beacon, GATT client, GATT server, and serial port, NINA-B2 is configured easily using AT commands over UART, without requiring deep knowledge of the Bluetooth protocol. 
18th April 2018

Bluetooth 5 module is tailored to applications for the IIoT

Bluetooth 5 module is tailored to applications for the IIoT
u-blox has announced the ANNA-B1 Bluetooth 5 module for industrial applications. Its ultra-compact module design and industrial operating temperature range make it suitable for applications in designs requiring high speed Bluetooth connectivity. ANNA‑B1 comes certified for markets off the shelf. Essentially, the new ANNA-B1 is a miniaturised variant of the meanwhile well-established u‑blox NINA‑B1 Bluetooth low energy module, packed as a SiP design into a tiny 6.5 by 6.5mm footprint, just 1.2mm thin.
13th March 2018

u-blox unveils its new brand

u-blox unveils its new brand
Global provider of wireless and positioning technologies, u-blox, has announced the launch of its new brand. According to u-blox, the new corporate identity reinforces its commitment to technological innovation and its unique position in the market, while remaining the same at the core.
6th March 2018

Tracking your assets wherever they go

Tracking your assets wherever they go
Managing a fleet of vehicles, or even a complex supply chain, if you know where your cars, goods, or other assets are it won’t only give you tremendous peace of mind, it can also improve your bottom line. For one, you’re much less likely to lose tracked assets. But beyond that, understanding exactly how they are used, how long they stand idle, and when precisely they move from one place to another can help you streamline your operations and offer better services to your customers. It might even point you toward new business opportunities.
5th March 2018

NB-IoT module certified for use in hazardous environments

NB-IoT module certified for use in hazardous environments
Global wireless and positioning modules company, u-blox, has announced that its SARA-N2 NB-IoT module series is entering initial production. In addition to being certified for use in Europe, Asia and Australia, the module has received ATEX certification for deployment in hazardous environments, expanding the scope of the IoT to new industrial applications.
1st March 2018

Positioning tech for industrial and automotive applications

Positioning tech for industrial and automotive applications
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced the u-blox F9 technology platform, delivering high precision positioning solutions for mass market industrial and automotive applications. The platform combines multi-band Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology with dead reckoning, high precision algorithms, and compatibility with a variety of GNSS correction data services to achieve precision down to the centimetre level.
22nd February 2018

Advancing NB‑IoT

Advancing NB‑IoT
The first operators to roll out a commercial Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT or LTE Cat NB1) network in the US, are u‑blox and T-Mobile US who have partnered up for the project. The multi‑mode SARA‑R410M‑02B is now certified for use on T‑Mobile’s network. A NB‑IoT only variant, the SARA‑N410‑02B, will also be available.
9th February 2018

Subsidised NB-IoT module available on China Telecom platform

Subsidised NB-IoT module available on China Telecom platform
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced that its SARA-N201 NB-IoT module is now available on China Telecom Tianyigou purchasing platform. Customers who purchase modules there are eligible to receive a per-unit subsidy of RMB 20. SARA-N201 comes fully certified for operation on China Telecom’s NB-IoT network and is in mass production.
6th February 2018

Bringing cellular connectivity to a professional IoT platform

Bringing cellular connectivity to a professional IoT platform
u‑blox has announced that its SARA cellular module series will provide wireless connectivity for a new end-to-end platform for Industry 4.0. With the platform, developed by Italian-based Iomote, businesses will be able to easily connect existing machines to the cloud to increase efficiency and augment their service offering. Iomote will present its new solution in a series of workshops that started in the Microsoft House in Milan this month.
25th January 2018

NB-IoT multimode module with quad band 2G fallback

NB-IoT multimode module with quad band 2G fallback
An LTE Cat M1, NB-IoT, and quad band 2G (EGPRS) module with worldwide coverage has been announced by u-blox. Measuring 16x26mm, u-blox claims that the SARA-R412M module is the world's smallest to provide both LTE and quad band EGPRS support in a single design. The flexibility extends further with dynamic system selection as Cat M1, NB-IoT, and EGPRS in single mode or as a preferred connection that does not require a module reboot to switch between modes.
23rd January 2018

Global positioning in every new wearable, whatever its size

Global positioning in every new wearable, whatever its size
Delivering the right combination of power and performance in GNSS receivers demands an innovative and adaptive approach to signal acquisition, satellite tracking and position decoding. By: Florian Bousquet, Market Development Manager, Product Center Positioning, u-blox.
22nd January 2018

Arm’s Security Manifesto helps but developers need to act now

Arm’s Security Manifesto helps but developers need to act now
The Security Manifesto and accompanying Digital Social Contract are an industry‑wide call to action from Arm’s CEO at the recent Arm TechCon, but developers have to act now, using available tools and pushing back to get security right. Arm’s CEO Simon Segars implanted security at the forefront of everyone’s mind at the recent Arm TechCon event in Santa Clara, California.
18th December 2017


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