IoT

Autonomous mobile beacon is SIGFOX Ready

4th March 2015
Siobhan O'Gorman

The first autonomous mobile beacon for the protection of property and objects, designed to optimise the potential of the SIGFOX network, has been introduced by TRAQUEUR. NANO, which has been in development for several years, provides the opportunity for new Track & Trace markets.

Named NANO owing to its compactness, which has decisive advantages for installation and concealment, the beacon uses multiple location technologies to ensure easy tracking indoors and outdoors. With this combination of location techniques and a battery life of several years, NANO provides the Track & Trace markets with new features.

The beacon displays functionalities of UHF direction finding, providing the ability to locate hidden objects. NANO also features a high-sensitivity GPS module and an integrated antenna to transmit its position via the SIGFOX network.

The beacon is extremely small and has a battery life of three to five years (internal battery without any external connection), depending on how it is configured and used. NANO has also been designed to be easy to install.

In addition to its electronic autonomy, the high-sensitivity radio and GPS antennas integrated into the beacon itself enable an outstanding performance whatever the installation location.

NANO's roaming features respond to growing global demand for monitoring and securing sensitive goods and merchandise, providing opportunities for international marketing.

The development of the beacon has received support from BPI Ile-de-France (Paris region).

"Certified SIGFOX Ready and provided with mixed UHF/GPS technology, the NANO beacon means that we can offer the widest range of technology solutions of the Track & Trace type on the market and can address new segments including merchandise and logistics, for example. We are also accelerating our international development through distribution partnerships in every country with a SIGFOX network infrastructure. NANO and our partnership with SIGFOX allow us to again get one jump ahead in terms of innovation in the Track & Trace market". said Marc Verdet, CEO, TRAQUEUR.

Stuart Lodge, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, SIGFOX, commented: "The development of this new beacon by TRAQUEUR, based on our network, is extremely innovative and shows the limitless scope for innovation that SIGFOX technology allows. This technology gives by far the longest battery life on the market, a decisive advantage for applications such as the location of property.”

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