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25th March 2020
IoT chipset certified by AT&T for LTE-M

The u-blox UBX-R5 IoT chipset platform offers wireless technology integration with built-in end‑to‑end security, making it ideal for long life-cycle IoT applications. u-blox has completed AT&T’s chipset verification process for the UBX-R5 multi-band Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) chipset platform to operate on the carrier’s LTE-M network for the Internet of Things.

20th March 2020
End-to-end IoT security in resource constrained devices

The availability of LTE‑M and NB‑IoT Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) cellular networks has enabled countless new applications in areas as diverse as smart homes and cities, connected factories, and public and private utilities.

18th March 2020
Cellular module certified for Japanese market

u-blox has announced certification of its SARA-R410M-63B module for Japan market on the LTE-M cellular network of the domestic network operators. The module series will support a broad spectrum of IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems, building automation, as well as smart lighting solutions and connected health.

16th March 2020
IoT chipset certified by GCF

u-blox has announced certification by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) of the UBX-R5, u-blox’s proprietary multi-band LTE-M/NB-IoT chipset featuring end-to-end device security, data security, and access control management. It is the first IoT chipset to be certified under GCF’s IoT chipset program.

2nd March 2020
Changing the game in video surveillance

Wireless connectivity, AI, and the cloud are transforming video surveillance as we know it. With a new generation of surveillance cameras that connect wirelessly to the cloud, deploying, managing, and leveraging video surveillance systems has become cheaper, easier to use, more secure, and more efficient. Designed for network connectivity, these digital IP cameras outperform analogue CCTV cameras on a number of metrics, from image resolution and ...

26th February 2020
Cellular modules bring security and GNSS technology

u-blox has extended its SARA-R4 family of LTE-M / NB-IoT and EGPRS cellular modules to include variants with the hardware and software features necessary to enable end-to-end security features and services for Internet of Things (IoT) data, devices, and ecosystems.

25th February 2020
WiFi 6 module in automotive grade

u-blox has announced the JODY-W3 series, multiradio modules featuring WiFi 6 with 2x2 MIMO and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1. Supporting the latest IEEE 802.11ax standard, also known as WiFi 6, JODY-W3 is designed for the increasing number of wireless high speed connections that will be required in the vehicle.

21st February 2020
Strengthening IoT ecosystem security

u-blox has announced that it will strengthen the security of IoT ecosystems built upon its dedicated LTE-M and NB-IoT chipset by implementing a key set of security features endorsed by the GSMA. Support for the IoT SAFE (IoT SIM applet for secure end-to-end communication) implementation guide will be included in a software maintenance release for u-blox devices based on the UBX-R5 chipset, such as the new SARA-R5 series in 2020.

17th February 2020
Dual-mode cellular module for Industrial IoT

u-blox has announced certification of its dual-mode SARA R410M 83B module for Australia on Telstra’s LTE M and NB-IoT cellular network. The module will suit a broad spectrum of IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems and connected health.

29th January 2020
LTE-M modules secure the IoT from end to end

u-blox has announced certification of its SARA-R410M-73B module for South Korea on SK Telecom’s LTE-M cellular network. The module series will support a broad spectrum of IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems, building automation, as well as smart lighting solutions and connected health.

28th January 2020
L-band receiver enables centimetre-level positioning for mass market

u-blox had announced an affordable approach to bringing centimetre-level accuracy to GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers. Its new NEO-D9S GNSS correction data receiver module receives GNSS correction data from correction service providers broadcast on the L-band (at 1,525 to 1,559MHz).

10th January 2020
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...

2nd January 2020
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 ...

18th December 2019
eHealth: One wearable wireless hub to connect them all

With the rise of the medical Internet of Things (IoT), the healthcare sector is getting much more than a facelift. Continuous data‑records collected using body‑worn medical sensors that transmit wirelessly to the cloud give medical professionals a much more complete assessment of their patients’ health. In addition to offering doctors new tools for disease prevention, early diagnostics, and follow‑up, patients benefit from closer moni...

17th December 2019
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).

16th December 2019
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. 

3rd December 2019
Compact host-based multiradio module targeting automotive

u-blox has continued to strengthen its product offering for both in-vehicle communication and industrial automation, with the introduction of new multiradio hardware. The JODY-W2 presents automakers with a feature-rich and ultra-compact wireless module.

2nd December 2019
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 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 contin...

13th November 2019
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.

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