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In the complex world that is the IIoT, companies need to work together to bring value to the customer. We are proud to support a number of important groups that aim to create standards and ecosystems that facilitate the roll-out of complex communication, positioning, and timing systems.

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Accenture

u‑blox and Accenture have come together to demonstrate the power of the Internet of Things by showcasing how customers can gain efficiencies and capture cost savings employing IoT technologies.

Accenture is one of the world's largest system integrators and provides solutions and services to customers around the globe. u‑blox is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks.

Because we operate in complementary parts of the IoT value chain, we have collaborated together to deploy end‑to‑end solutions, in which u‑blox has provided the devices and device technology, while Accenture has integrated their cloud analytics platform, allowing customers to analyze the data captured by IoT devices and gain business insights that streamline operations, reduce manpower and lower maintenance costs. 

  • Integration of cellular, positioning and short range technology
  • Cloud‑based analytics solution to analyze captured data
  • Demonstrated use cases in aviation, asset tracking, vehicle tracking and smart city applications
  • Employment of new and market‑leading dedicated IoT technologies such as NB‑IoT
  • Achieve streamlined operations, reduced manpower and lower maintenance costs

ARM mbed

ARM, u‑blox and other partners share a disruptive vision where the creation and deployment of commercial, standards‑based Internet of Things devices is possible at scale. Together, we're building the new operating system, software components, tools and ecosystem that will make this vision a reality. The design principles focus on Connectivity, Efficiency, Security, Productivity. The ecosystem is open source and implements open standard.

More info at www.mbed.com

IBM Bluemix

The ecosystems around the IoT are complex and that complexity makes it more difficult for companies to get the true business benefits from IoT. To cut through this complexity, particularly in the Internet of Things that Really Matter, u‑blox has combined its robust cellular, short‑range and positioning products and solutions with IBM’s deep data analytics and management capabilities in the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. More info at www.ibm.com or visit our partner pages

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Ingenu

Ingenu has partnered with u‑blox to enable the next generation of RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology to serve global opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. RPMA is a low‑power wide‑area channel access method used exclusively for machine‑to‑machine (M2M) communication utilizing the globally available 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific, and medical radio band (ISM band). One radio module can serve applications throughout the globe, providing scale, and simplifying deployments.  The u‑blox modules feature extended temperature range and will allow for simple integration of positioning services. 

Ingenu’s RPMA technology is a superior technology in the unlicensed spectrum that complements u‑blox's existing 3GPP licensed product portfolio with compelling benefits including:

  • Global roaming with a single worldwide SKU based on globally accessible, single band ISM 2.4 GHz architecture
  • Ideal for very low data throughput IoT applications with peak date rates up to 31 kpbs (DL) and 15.6 kpbs (UL)
  • Fast firmware upgrades via separate FOTA broadcast channel
  • 10+ years of operation on a single‑cell primary battery
  • +26 db link budget improvement over GSM providing excellent coverage in buildings and underground

 

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T-Mobile

T‑Mobile is making it easy for innovative companies to embrace the M2M revolution, also referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a simple concept: electronic devices that communicate wirelessly with other devices, servers, and back‑end systems. This lets a wide variety of devices share information, collect data, and monitor status without human involvement, opening the door to a revolution in intelligent automation.

u‑blox is working with T‑Mobile to migrate customers from 2G to LTE. With our family of cellular modules with industry leading footprint compatibility, u‑blox has the most flexibility to support your product development team.

u‑blox will work with you to make sure your transition to LTE is an easy experience. Start with one of the products below to get connected the “Un‑Carrier” network experience.

  • u‑blox has multiple products to migrate customers from 2G to LTE
  • Widest portfolio of cellular, short range and location products to enable your IoT solutions
  • Local sales and support throughout the US, and the rest of the world
  • Working with you to get your product to market quickly

 

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TE

TE broad portfolio of antenna technologies includes standard antennas and custom antennas, with two shot molding, stamped metal, flexible printed circuit (FPC), printed circuit board (PCB) and laser direct structuring (LDS) solutions.

Available as embedded or multi‑element external antennas, these solutions provide high‑clarity transmissions in wireless devices in a wide variety of frequencies including, but not limited to: Cellular any sub 6GHz, 2G/3G/4G/5G single and multiple antenna assemblies, positioning GNSS, non cellular and ISM band, Bluetooth, Wi‑Fi, NBIoT, ZigBee, Sigfox etc. .

TE is operating design and manufacturing facilities worldwide, with passive and active testing capabilities in near and far field patterns, scattering parameters, SAR, vibration, humidity, temperature shock, salt fog, throughput and acoustic.

More info at www.te.com

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Verizon

 

Verizon’s ThingSpace is a leading platform of connectivity services for the IoT. It is designed as a one‑stop shop to help businesses and OEMs to create, test, and connect IoT solutions.

u‑blox and Verizon have collaborated closely to introduce the u‑blox SARA‑R410M LTE Cat M1 module as a ThingSpace Ready device. ThingSpace Ready devices make it easier and more cost‑effective for developers to certify and manage products on Verizon’s network.

In 2017, Verizon was first to market with its nationwide commercial 4G LTE Cat M1 network spanning 2.57 million square miles. u‑blox and Verizon have been working together closely from the beginning to bring LTE Cat M1 technology to IoT devices around the United States.

u‑blox’s SARA‑R4 product series was among the first modules operating on Verizon’s newly launched LTE Cat M1 network.

The u‑blox SARA‑R410M is an ultra‑compact low‑power wide‑area (LPWA) module with global configurability based on a single hardware version and flexible mode selection for both LTE Cat M1 and NB1. With SARA‑R410M businesses and OEMs can simplify diverse deployments and achieve significant operational efficiencies.

Via ThingSpace, developers also have access to competitively priced SIM and module options, free certification, credits for device activations and access to platform tools for lifecycle functions like billing, connectivity management and diagnostic support. ThingSpace can support connectivity via roaming agreements in more than 200 countries.

The SARA‑R410M modules is suitable for IoT applications that require enhanced in‑building range or long battery life, including those for the smart home, smart city, security systems, industrial monitoring, and smart metering. It is also ideal for mobile applications, such as asset tracking, telematics, and fleet management.

Using the ThingSpace platform, developers can also leverage Verizon’s solutions targeting utilities, transportation and healthcare providers with products like Networkfleet, GridWide, VerizonShare, hum and Asset Tracker.

ThingSpace Ready for easy onboarding

  • Accelerate speed to market
  • Reduce development costs

ThingSpace platform for connectivity, device and data management

  • Analytics and Applications Environment
  • Secure, Scalable, Reliable and Flexible
The NINA‑B1 in combination with the Wirepas Connectivity software enables short time to market for IoT applications in segments such as lighting, sensor, asset tracking and beacons.

Wirepas

Wirepas has partnered with u‑blox to offer an advanced decentralized radio communications solution (comparable with advanced mesh technology) for demanding industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The NINA‑B1 in combination with the Wirepas Connectivity software enables short time to market for IoT applications in segments such as lighting, sensor, asset tracking and beacons.

Powerful mesh solution

  • Large scale industrial mesh protocol
  • Automatic operation
  • Over‑the‑air update

Short time to market

  • Ready to use hardware
  • Flexible antenna options
  • Global certifications

ARM mbed

ARM, u‑blox and other partners share a disruptive vision where the creation and deployment of commercial, standards‑based Internet of Things devices is possible at scale. Together, we're building the new operating system, software components, tools and ecosystem that will make this vision a reality. The design principles focus on Connectivity, Efficiency, Security, Productivity. The ecosystem is open source and implements open standard.

More info at www.mbed.com

Bluetooth

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) are the curators, caretakers and innovators of Bluetooth® technology. This powerful organization that not only helps grow business, but gives the ability to shape the direction of Bluetooth. Because members are crucial to the success and proliferation of the technology, the Bluetooth SIG is here to help and support you every step of the way. Being member of this group enables us to be a vital part of working groups to enhance the Bluetooth® specification and get rights to license building Bluetooth® products.

More info at www.bluetooth.com

Car‑2-Car consortium

We see the work of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium as pivotal to the success of C‑ITS deployment, both in Europe and further afield. Its working groups and technical committee are undertaking very important work to ensure that vehicle communications technologies will contribute to saving lives and reduce injury by making our roads safer. The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C‑CC) is a nonprofit, industry driven organization initiated by European vehicle manufacturers and supported by equipment suppliers, research organizations and other partners. The C2C‑CC is dedicated to the objective of further increasing road traffic safety and efficiency by means of cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C‑ITS)with Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle Communication (V2V) supported by Vehicle‑to‑Infrastructure Communication (V2I). More info at www.car‑2‑car.org

Esmig

ESMIG

ESMIG represents European companies that provide products, information technology and services for multi‑commodity metering, display and management of energy consumption and production at consumer premises. Their focus is to make energy cleaner, more affordable and more reliable. More info at http://esmig.eu/

GSMA

The GSMA was created in 2007 and brings together mobile operators, donors and the international development community in demonstrating the positive social impact of mobile technology. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry‑leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. More info at www.gsma.org

IBM Bluemix

The ecosystems around the IoT are complex and that complexity makes it more difficult for companies to get the true business benefits from IoT. To cut through this complexity, particularly in the Internet of Things that Really Matter, u‑blox has combined its robust cellular, short‑range and positioning products and solutions with IBM’s deep data analytics and management capabilities in the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. More info at www.ibm.com or visit our partner pages

intel IoT Alliance

From modular components to market‑ready systems, Intel and the 400+ global member companies of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance provide scalable, interoperable solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end‑to‑end analytics. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, helping developers deliver first‑in‑market solutions. More info at www.intel.com

IoT M2M Council

The IMC is the largest and fastest‑growing trade organization in the IoT/M2M sector, with over 20,000 OEMs, enterprise users, and apps developers as members, and an average of 300 new members joining weekly. The IMC brings a new approach – it will increase deployments of IoT/M2M solutions by proving the business case of the technology to those that would adopt it. It will stand for connectivity as its own global industry, and will not see IoT/M2M technology through the narrow lens of technical standards or a single vertical industry.   Find out more about the IoT M2M council.

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TE

TE broad portfolio of antenna technologies includes standard antennas and custom antennas, with two shot molding, stamped metal, flexible printed circuit (FPC), printed circuit board (PCB) and laser direct structuring (LDS) solutions.

Available as embedded or multi‑element external antennas, these solutions provide high‑clarity transmissions in wireless devices in a wide variety of frequencies including, but not limited to: Cellular any sub 6GHz, 2G/3G/4G/5G single and multiple antenna assemblies, positioning GNSS, non cellular and ISM band, Bluetooth, Wi‑Fi, NBIoT, ZigBee, Sigfox etc. .

TE is operating design and manufacturing facilities worldwide, with passive and active testing capabilities in near and far field patterns, scattering parameters, SAR, vibration, humidity, temperature shock, salt fog, throughput and acoustic.

More info at www.te.com

Wi‑Fi Alliance

Through the acquisitions of connectBlue and Antcor, established innovators in Wi‑Fi module and software development, u‑blox has integrated Wi‑Fi as a strategic technology within the product portfolio. Wi‑Fi connectivity solutions complement the company’s successful range of cellular, Bluetooth and global positioning components, allowing u‑blox to provide end‑to‑end connectivity and location‑awareness to any device in the IoT.   More info at www.wi‑fi.org