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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

The Woman of M2M/IoT selected by Connected World

The Woman of M2M/IoT selected by Connected World
u-blox has announced that its Senior 5G Tech Lead Sylvia Lu has been awarded as Woman of M2M/IoT 2019 by Connected World magazine. The Women of M2M and IoT list is comprised of some of the most powerful women in the technology sector, and representing many of the most innovative companies in the world. 
11th July 2019

GPS jamming and spoofing - the threat

GPS jamming and spoofing - the threat
What do cars, sports watches, mobile networks and stock exchanges have in common? All of them have benefited from satellite positioning - and have probably been changed by them, either to perform a geographic location or to synchronise distributed networks to exactly the same beat. But while GNSS technology has permeated every aspect of our lives (GNSS stands for Global Satellite Navigation System), its success has made it a target for people with bad intentions, from amateur thieves to military organisations.
5th July 2019

u-blox wins IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award


u-blox wins IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award

u-blox has announced that its NINA-multiradio and gateway module series with concurrent WiFi and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity has received a 2019 IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and Web site covering IoT technologies.
4th July 2019

Redefine IoT security with 5G-ready cellular module

Redefine IoT security with 5G-ready cellular module
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced the SARA-R5 series of LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for low power wide area (LPWA) IoT applications, its most advanced, secure and highly integrated cellular product.
17th June 2019

Seven reasons why Bluetooth is perfect for Industrial IoT

Seven reasons why Bluetooth is perfect for Industrial IoT
Most of us use Bluetooth on a daily basis in some form, usually to connect things like our phones, smartwatches, headsets, mice, and keyboards. In fact, Bluetooth is now so widespread that the Special Interest Group (SIG) , which monitors the standards, has forecast an incredible 5.2 billion deliveries of Bluetooth devices by 2022. With all the buzz about Bluetooth in the consumer segment, the fact that it is incredibly well-suited for smart, industrial use is paying less attention. 
22nd May 2019

Simplification of smart metering through Bluetooth

Simplification of smart metering through Bluetooth
Smart metres play a key role in the digital transformation of cities. Without smart metres, it is difficult to envisage many of the smart utilities and services that will ensure the attractiveness of tomorrow's cities: improved resource efficiency, increased capacity for renewable energy sources, better management of public utilities, and higher overall urban resilience. 
16th April 2019

Base station order demands future-proof timing performance

Base station order demands future-proof timing performance
u-blox has announced that it is providing critical timing technology to strengthen the Chinese MNO (mobile network operator) China Unicom’s 4G network and provide a platform for the rollout of 5G connectivity. China Unicom announced in January that it wanted to buy 416,000 4G base stations, to extend its network’s reach, and strengthen its voice, data and IoT support. Several telecom network equipment suppliers were chosen to fulfil the contract, several of which are u-blox customers.
16th April 2019

Wireless connectivity - made easy with u-connect

Wireless connectivity - made easy with u-connect
Even for seasoned programmers, it can be a showdown to configure short-range wireless modules to behave exactly as they should. Typically, it is a complex, time-consuming and error-prone programming of embedded systems. If that's your specialty, or if your device needs the full flexibility of programming an application from scratch and single-handedly, our open CPU wireless module variants will meet the needs of experts like you.
19th March 2019

Wireless module enables the SolidSense N6 Edge Gateway

Wireless module enables the SolidSense N6 Edge Gateway
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, along with SolidRun, embedded systems and networking solutions, have announced their collaboration on a new range of connectivity products for the IoT, including turnkey IoT Edge Gateways for indoor and outdoor use, Single-Board Computers (SBCs) and System-on-Modules (SOMs).
12th March 2019

Wireless mesh solution for building automation

Wireless mesh solution for building automation
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, along with LumenRadio, have combined their technologies to enable a new building automation solution. Developed by Produal, the new wireless Proxima room solution leverages wireless mesh technology and NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy module to increase flexibility and ease of installation. 
6th March 2019

Ten years of power for NB IoT connectivity with a single battery

Ten years of power for NB IoT connectivity with a single battery
NB‑IoT, or Narrowband IoT, has long been heralded as the enabler of very low power IoT applications, promising a decade of connectivity on a single battery. Optimised for the infrequent transmission of small amounts of data, the technology caters to wide‑ranging use cases that include smart utility metering, smart cities, logistics and asset tracking, and agricultural and environmental applications. And now, networks around the world are maturing rapidly, with rollouts completed by 50 national networks and counting.
25th February 2019

Connectivity software with high performance script solution

Connectivity software with high performance script solution
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced that it is expanding its connectivity software offering. In addition to the established u connectXpress, previously known as u-blox connectivity software, the offering now also includes u-connectScript. 
14th February 2019


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