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The challenge with today’s Bluetooth trackers

The challenge with today’s Bluetooth trackers
If you’ve ever lost your keys, wallet, or mobile phone, you probably know that terrible feeling that comes with losing something important. A mixture of fear, regret, and helplessness – most of us have experienced it and will do anything to prevent it from happening again. Guest blog by Florian Bousquet.
4th October 2017

It's in the eye of the storm

It's in the eye of the storm
When faced with the destructive powers of nature there is not a lot that can be done. Severe weather systems such as hurricanes, typhoons, and winter storms regularly strike population centres, and their impact can be catastrophic. For the longest time it was difficult to accurately predict a storm’s arrival and might.
2nd October 2017

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out
With high-level autonomous vehicles, the necessary elements are starting to roll out as GM deploys Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) systems in its vehicles, while Vehicle‑to‑Everything (V2X) test beds begin in Tampa, New York, and Wyoming. It’s finally started: Automotive giant GM has begun V2V deployments with the rollout of dedicated short range radio (DSRC) in its 2017 Cadillac CTS models.
11th September 2017


Making perfect sense for gas, water and heat metering

Making perfect sense for gas, water and heat metering
All across Europe, Asia and the United States, smart electricity metering is being rolled out, and other utilities are looking to get in on this action. Those involved in water, gas and heat are now also seeking to take advantage of the benefits. There’s a key difference, however, between the smart meters used for electricity and those required for other utilities. This is around choosing suitable communications technology.
4th September 2017

Happy 20th birthday u-blox!

Happy 20th birthday u-blox!
Cast your minds back to 1997, what were you doing? Daniel Ammann, Jean‑Pierre Wyss and Andreas Thiel were inventing the world’s smallest GPS module as part of their post‑graduate research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The idea was a simple as it was ingenious and, within a matter of months, they teamed up with their professor and a well‑wishing mentor and investor to found u‑blox.
11th August 2017

Joint venture brings GNSS positioning services to mass markets

Joint venture brings GNSS positioning services to mass markets
A joint venture has been announced by Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox. Sapcorda Services will bring high precision GNSS positioning services to mass market applications. The four parties recognised that existing solutions for GNSS positioning services do not meet the needs of emerging high precision GNSS mass markets. As a result, they decided to join forces to facilitate the establishment of a worldwide available and affordable solution for System Integrators, OEMs and receiver manufacturers.
10th August 2017

u blox receives 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

u blox receives 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award
u blox has announced that its LARA R3121 has received a 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World. The u blox LARA R3121 module comprises a single mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning engine specifically designed for IoT and M2M devices.
4th August 2017

The impact of the connected economy on data management

The impact of the connected economy on data management
Before the end of the decade, the number of connected things is projected to grow exorbitantly. Looking at different sources, projections for the number of connected objects by 2020 could be as low as 26 billion or as high as 50 billion. But even the low end of that range is quite large, so it is reasonable to expect connectedness to be commonplace and expected within the next few years.
17th July 2017

ISO 26262 compliance is not a costly overhead

ISO 26262 compliance is not a costly overhead
Engineers and sales can get along better, and customers get safer automobiles by using the ISO 26262 as agreed‑upon set of rules. “Shoot the engineer and ship the product,” is a fun maxim that has stood the test of time. Engineers and developers like to get it right, step back, and take pride in the beauty of their work. CEOs, marketing, and sales want to get it shipped, on time and below budget.
11th July 2017

A few things you didn’t know about LTE

A few things you didn’t know about LTE
Most of us are aware of LTE as the technology that lets us watch our videos on our phone, but the truth is, there’s much more to it than that. While high speed smartphone connectivity is how most of us know LTE today, it isn’t just about higher speeds and video streaming.
19th June 2017

From highways in the sky, to ‘eye‑ways' in our homes

From highways in the sky, to ‘eye‑ways' in our homes
  Surely it’s a dream to have a car that will move you and your family from Point A to Point B without ever sitting in traffic? Let’s think about how convenient it would be to book a taxi that rises above the city streets and flies you to your destination through the clouds? 
6th June 2017

High precision RTK GNSS module featured in drone navigation kit

High precision RTK GNSS module featured in drone navigation kit
HEX Taiwan’s new drone navigation kit: Here+, now features u blox's NEO M8P high precision RTK GNSS module. HEX is an open source hardware manufacturer which produces open source drone autopilots. The Here+ RTK GNSS kit is supported by Ardupilot out of the box. It consists of a round rover designed to be mounted on the drone and is connected to the flight controller using the supplied 8 pin CLIK-Mate connector (for the autopilot Pixhawk2) or an optional 4pin+6pin DF13 connector (for the Pixhawk1).
30th May 2017

u-blox terminates contract to buy SIMCom's cellular product line

u-blox and SIM Technology Group have announced that they will not proceed with the sale, respectively acquisition, of SIMCom cellular module product line. Despite best efforts on the part of SIM Technology Group and u-blox, the Parties could not close the deal as originally intended and were unable to find alternatives that worked for both whilst sustaining the intended benefits. Both Parties have therefore decided to amicably terminate the Asset Purchase Agreement and Technology Assignment Contract with all ancillary agreements.
24th May 2017

Why does Smart Metering need next‑gen cellular technology?

Why does Smart Metering need next‑gen cellular technology?
Not being the most obvious application for next-generation cellular technology, smart metering can be beneficial. Utility metres don’t need the high data speeds of up to 100Mbps that are designed for consumer mobile video streaming. The amounts of sent data are small, the speed of transmission is not critical and low power operation is desirable.
22nd May 2017

World’s first tablet with centimetre-level RTK-GNSS tech

World’s first tablet with centimetre-level RTK-GNSS tech
Panasonic has announced the launch of the world’s first tablet using centimetre-level RTK-GNSS technology, in collaboration with u-blox. Toughpad, the newly born version of Panasonic’s professional grade notebooks family, is specifically designed for precision agriculture, machine control and robotic guidance applications in harsh environments and conditions. Embedded in the tablet is a u-blox NEO-M8 GNSS receiver module delivering high integrity and precision in demanding applications world-wide.
11th May 2017

Security gets FASTR for automotive

Security gets FASTR for automotive
The world we live in is a very connected world, with very few worthwhile things happening in isolation. This is especially true of automotive security and privacy. That’s why the Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium recently released a very formal and detailed manifesto, and with it, a call‑to‑action to the entire automotive supply chain.
8th May 2017

Quad-band LTE Cat M1 module suitable for IoT and M2M applications

Quad-band LTE Cat M1 module suitable for IoT and M2M applications
u blox has announced what it claims to be the world’s smallest quad-band LTE Cat M1 module, the u-blox SARA R410M. By enabling remote devices to connect directly to 4G networks, the u-blox SARA R410M will aid the rollout of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, from smart metering to connected healthcare, and from industrial control and monitoring to smart buildings and cities. The 16x26mm form factor enables designers to keep device sizes to a minimum and is the same as u-blox’s existing 2G and 3G modules.
2nd May 2017

Secure IoT identities

Secure IoT identities
The Internet-of-Things is extremely important today, and security is essential for a smooth running IoT. To achieve this, it is crucial we solve the main challenge of secure identities for constrained IoT devices and find efficient ways to deal with the many identity technologies in use.
25th April 2017

LTE Cat M1 module for Verizon’s 4G LTE network certified

LTE Cat M1 module for Verizon’s 4G LTE network certified
u-blox has announced certification of its SARA-R404M module for Verizon's nationwide Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE network, which will support a broad range of industrial IoT applications. The SARA-R404M module is the smallest Cat M1 module available in the market now, measuring just 16x26mm in an LGA form factor that is designed for easy integration and manufacturing.
25th April 2017

A great solution for GPS sports watches

A great solution for GPS sports watches
One of the fastest-growing segments of the wearable device market is made up with GPS running watches such as Garmin Forerunner, Tomtom Spark or Polar M400, and for good reason. While simple wrist‑based fitness trackers need to tether to a smartphone for positioning and distance information, GPS watches have on board GNSS reception.
21st April 2017


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