CellLocate

Mobile network-based location service

 

Best-in-class mobile network-based location service 

  • Position available in areas where GNSS is poor or absent
  • Data delivered where you need it, to the cloud enterprise
  • Globally available, backed by our warranty and support
  • Embedded in u-blox 2G, 3G, LPWA and LTE Cat 1 modules
  • Solution works independent of network operator​s 
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CellLocate and all u-blox services are delivered by the Thingstream IoT service delivery platform. Thingstream is a cloud-based delivery platform and administration interface for enterprise IoT services. The Thingstream platform comprises IoT connectivity, security, enterprise-grade MQTT broker, visual programming, simple enterprise integration, and support for u‑blox global positioning hardware.
 

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

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CellLocate: Best-in-class mobile network-based location service 

CellLocate offers a best-in-class mobile network-based location service.  Years of strong historical track record include billions of location data packages provided to IoT devices all over the globe for several thousand active customers.  This end-to-end solution is proven, scalable, and ready to virtually eliminate any “no position scenario”.   

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CellLocate: Best-in-class mobile network-based location service 
CellLocate offers a best-in-class, mobile network-based location service, with many years of service and a strong historical track record.  Having produced billions of location data packages, provided to IoT devices all over the globe for several thousand active customers, this end-to-end solution is proven, scalable, and ready to virtually eliminate any “no position scenario”.   
 
Data delivered where you need it, to the cloud enterprise 
CellLocate, by design, reports back location information to the IoT device so that can be used locally by the host application also in conjunction with hybrid positioning. For the vast portion of constrained IoT device applications, location data is most needed, not locally on the device itself, but instead by a cloud service. CellLocate provides this great flexibility through the Service to Service access. Positioning in the cloud extends the life of energy-constrained IoT applications and can be leveraged to reliably customize your enterprise solutions. This extends market reach to a broad range of end customers, in regions all over the globe.
 
Availability assured
 CellLocate and all u-blox services are delivered by the Thingstream IoT service delivery platform. Thingstream is a cloud-based delivery platform and administration interface for enterprise IoT services. The Thingstream platform comprises IoT connectivity, location, security, an enterprise-grade MQTT broker, visual programming, simple enterprise integration, and support.
We stand behind our services with the highest levels of availability and delivery quality by providing full warranty, support, and premium service levels tailored to your needs. The technology building blocks are in-house where we have full ownership without the external dependencies that can be barriers to responsiveness. 
 
Embedded in u-blox 2G, 3G, LPWA and LTE Cat-1 modules
CellLocate is fully integrated into u-blox GSM/GPRS, HSPA/UMTS, and LTE cellular modules and works in parallel with normal module functionality. The technology enables stand-alone location data based on surrounding mobile network information as well as hybrid technology that works in conjunction with GNSS. Through the single AT command interface, it is possible to define all the location settings for optimized performance.
 
Solution works independent of network operator​s 
It is a clever strategy to take advantage of the location attributes available via mobile networks to overcome the challenges of poor or absent GNSS. At the same time, this should not create vulnerable dependencies on the network operators themselves. Cellular networks evolve continuously, with changes made by network operators during network maintenance, to add capacity and spectrum, or even evolutionary advancements to infrastructure. Despite this, CellLocate delivers best-in-class performance by leveraging location attributes belonging to both the serving cell network and the cells of other network operators, working equally well in both cases. This provides a robustness against network changes, as well as multiplicity in the number of cells observed. 

Get started with CellLocate

See the CellLocate getting started guide.

u-blox products enabled with CellLocate:

  • SARA-R5 series multi-band LTE-M / NB-IoT cellular modules
  • SARA-R4 series LTE-M / NB-IoT / EGPRS cellular modules
  • LARA-R2 series LTE Cat 1 cellular modules
  • TOBY-R2 series LTE Cat 1 cellular modules
  • SARA-U2 series UMTS/HSPA cellular modules
  • LISA-U2 series UMTS/HSPA cellular modules
  • SARA-G4 series GSM/GPRS cellular modules
  • SARA-G3 series GSM/GPRS cellular modules

Please refer to the detailed pricing page for the complete IoT Location-as-a-Service pricing

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