Internet of Things (also commonly referred to as “IoT”) is often used interchangeably with terms such as "Internet of Everything (IoE)," "Web of Things," "Embedded Web," "Machine to Machine (M2M)", and "Industry 4.0." IoT has been a hot term over the last few years, but few have managed to visualize it simply.
The u‑blox vision is to be the leading, industry-quality supplier of communications and positioning components in the Internet of Things that Really Matter.
We bring to the table our core competencies as well as the synergies between our core product areas: cellular, short range radio and positioning modules and chips. Thus we can offer the answers to the questions of "what," "where," and "when."
The aim of u‑blox IoT is to offer our customers productivity, convenience, and security with the u‑blox focus on excellence to meet the highest demands for robustness, reliability, quality, and long-term availability.
u‑blox focuses on the following three key B2B IoT areas:
- Connected vehicle
Safety, security, vehicle diagnostics, infotainment, navigation, autonomous driving
- Connected city
Metering, parking, traffic control, lighting, payment
- Connected industry
Aviation, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, mining, fleet management
Learn more about what u‑blox does in the realm of Internet of Things:
Concept: "Internet of Things that Really Matter" according to u‑blox (video)
Interview: Embedded World 2015 interview on u‑blox IoT vision (video)
- Product: C027 mbed enabled Internet of Things kit (web page)
- White paper: use case possibilities with Bluetooth low energy in IoT applications (PDF)
- White paper: Short range low power wireless devices and Internet of Things (IoT) (PDF)