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IoT Location-as‑a‑Service

Quick facts

network cells reported by active device

>150k

per month

offline assistance position data validity period

35

days

online assistance, compute the first fix

<2

seconds

We provide IoT Location-as-a-Service

There is enormous growth in the sheer number of connected devices globally, and a vast portion of these constrained IoT devices need location information to do their job. Some require high precision positioning, while for others a rough estimate will do. GNSS users expect instant position information, which is often not possible in poor signal state. Battery operated IoT devices need large power autonomy (months or even years) and internet connectivity. Location information is not necessarily used on the device itself, instead by a cloud service. Data needs to be reliably delivered and globally available.

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IoT Location-as-a-Service provides reliable and fast location information and delivers accurate assistance and error correction data for constrained IoT devices, even in challenging conditions, with the highest levels of availability and delivery quality. 

u‑blox services are delivered by the Thingstream IoT service delivery platform.

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CellLocate

CellLocate provides best-in-class mobile network-based location service, making position available in areas where GNSS is poor or absent, with global availability, warranty and support

accelerated calculation of position by assisted GNSS

AssistNow

AssistNow provides real-time online A-GNSS service backed by our warranty and support. Accelerate GNSS performance and lower power consumption. Ensure data privacy to your cloud enterprise. Integration is easy

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CloudLocate

CloudLocate enables positioning in the cloud to extend the life of energy-constrained IoT applications. The end-to-end solution works globally with any connectivity technology. Extend market reach by building your enterprise solutions leveraging the advantages of CloudLocate.

IoT Location-as-a-Service use cases

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Small asset tracking

Smaller asset trackers include battery operated devices that require days or weeks of power autonomy and wireless connectivity. Reasonable position accuracy is needed with a few position updates per day. Location information is not necessarily used on the device itself, but by a cloud service.

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Global asset tracking

Tracking applications that span broad regions or even globally may require large power autonomy (months or even years). Positioning in the cloud extends the life of energy constrained IoT applications. Commercial grade real time online assistance provides tremendous advantages in terms of performance, availability, and reliability.

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Supply chain

A vast portion of constrained IoT devices need location information to do their job. Today’s global supply chains and inventory management structures require reliable fast location information in combination with accurate assistance data to monitor and deliver perishable or high-value assets to the very last mile.

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Poor or no GNSS environments

A GPS receiver cannot determine a position when satellite signals are unavailable, such as urban canyons, within tunnels, buildings, or metallic containers. For fleet and supply chain management, it’s unacceptable. Mobile network-based location using cellular attributes provide an essential alternative to no position fix at all. 

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