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5th August 2020
Solar telematics tracker with LTE Cat 1 modem

u-blox has announced that, going forward, DOT Telematik und Systemtechnik’s ultra-robust, solar-powered X-Rayl Solar Pointer logistics tracker will feature the u-blox LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem with GSM fallback and positioning capability.

27th July 2020
MQTT-SN - lowering the cost of IoT at scale

Many IoT (Internet of Things) projects fail due to unpredictable costs tipping the balance sheets. A major factor of this and one of the biggest contributors to the cost per device simply boils down to the amount of data being transmitted - a cost that can be mitigated, at least in part, by choosing an efficient way of communicating between devices and applications.

20th July 2020
Closing the gap between the datasheet and reality

You’re designing a mass-market OBD dongle for consumer vehicles with a built-in latest-gen multiband, multi-constellation GNSS receiver. Its datasheet promises two-metre CEP68 position accuracy, which means that 68% of its measurements are within 2.0 metres of its true position.

13th July 2020
u-blox and Cohda Wireless partner on V2X solution

u-blox has partnered with Cohda Wireless to produce an advanced V2X solution for the cooperative intelligent transport market. Cohda’s world-leading V2X software stack will support the u-blox V2X chip UBX-P3 for connectivity based on DSRC/802.11p standards.

3rd July 2020
Buy time creating Bluetooth mesh networks

There’s power in numbers. It’s true in tech too. Connecting up to a staggering 32’767 nodes into a single mesh network (at least in theory), Bluetooth mesh technology sends messages across the network, hopping node to node from their source to their destination with a maximum of 127 hops per trip.

Aerospace & Defence
19th June 2020
Out-of-the-box spoofing mitigation with Galileo’s OS-NMA service

Over the past two decades, satellite-based positioning has become an indispensable, every-day technology that we constantly rely on - often even without being aware of it. With the relentless expansion of applications and use cases, driven largely by falling cost of ownership and improvements in positioning accuracy, there will soon be one GNSS receiver in operation for every person on the planet.

5th June 2020
Why industrial IoT needs 23dBm transmission power

Over the past year or two, low power wide area cellular technologies, the likes of LTE-M and NB-IoT, have played a vital role in growing the industrial IoT. By delivering reliable service up to 100km from the nearest cell tower, connected devices that communicate using LPWA technologies can increase the geographical area within which they stay connected to the cloud.

2nd June 2020
u-blox and Sapcorda partner for delivery of SAPA GNSS

u-blox and Sapcorda Services have announced their partnership to implement the newly established SPARTN format as correction interface, paving the way to bringing their SAPA GNSS (global navigation satellite system) augmentation services to the u‑blox F9 platform.

26th May 2020
Improving coverage and confidentiality of video surveillance solutions

If a picture is worth a thousand words, high definition video must be worth much, much more. It’s what’s made the technology so popular in such a broad range of applications, including online face‑to‑face communication, entertainment, domestic surveillance, access control, and more.

21st May 2020
greenTEG leverages u-blox connectivity to protect health

u-blox and greenTEG have announced the commercial launch of a new venture brand, named CORE. It is a wearable for continuous and accurate core body temperature monitoring.

19th May 2020
VERA-P3 module brings easy access to V2X

u-blox has announced its latest contribution to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology: the VERA-P3 V2X module. Based on the u-blox UBX-P3 V2X chip, VERA-P3 puts automotive OEMs, Tier-1s, and manufacturers of traffic management infrastructure on a fast track to integrating V2X technology into their platforms and solutions and deploying it commercially.

18th May 2020
Self-healing network simplifies connected meters

u-blox has announced that its NINA-B3 stand-alone Bluetooth low energy modules and SARA-R410M-02B LTE‑M / NB‑IoT and EGPRS cellular module for LPWA (low power wide area) applications are being used in a data logger (pulse counter) for a smart water connected meter solution that relies on mesh networking to simplify deployment.

13th May 2020
4G LTE-M and NB-IoT devices show no signs of going obsolete

Existing 4G LTE devices will continue to connect seamlessly to 4G LTE radio access networks, even as they evolve to enable the first generation of 5G networks.  

12th May 2020
u-blox appoints Carl Bellanca as new Head of Sales

u-blox has appointed Carl Bellanca as the new Head of Sales for u-blox Americas. The decision aligns with u blox’s strategy to grow its sales teams in the US, offer distribution on a global scale, and expand its offering to services and solutions as shown with the recent acquisition of the IoT Communication-as-a-Service provider Thingstream.

27th April 2020
The right connectivity for stand-alone IP cameras

Footprint, cost, and coverage are key criteria in selecting a cellular modem for mobile and nomadic video surveillance applications, from body worn cameras to conservation research. 4G LTE Cat 1 ticks all the boxes.

9th April 2020
Fulfilling the promise of edge computing in IoT

While many of today’s connected tech devices take advantage of cloud computing, IoT manufacturers and application developers are starting to discover the benefits of doing more analytics closer to the devices themselves. Why? Among other reasons because the massive amounts of data being generated by applications are creating a bandwidth bottleneck.

1st April 2020
u-blox acquires IoT provider Thingstream

u-blox has acquired IoT Communication-as-a-Service provider, Thingstream. Thingstream provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for global IoT connectivity using the industry standard MQTT protocol. The product is offered ‘as-a-service’ which provides predictable cost and on-demand scalability for customers.

31st March 2020
Security - the next frontier in GPS

Back in 2016, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers were being spoofed by an unexpected cohort of security users: Pokémon Go players. By tricking their smartphones into believing that they were moving around, these players had found a way to win points - and online prestige - without even getting off their seats.

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.

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