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29 Jul 2020

DOT designs u-blox LTE Cat 1 module with 2G fallback into its ultra-robust solar telematics tracker

The u-blox LARA-R2 cellular module and SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver in the tracker transmit and receive data concurrently, delivering optimal performance with no interference.



Thalwil, Switzerland – July 29, 2020 – u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, today announced that, going forward, DOT Telematik und Systemtechnik GmbH’s ultra-robust, solar-powered X-Rayl® Solar Pointer  logistics tracker will feature the u-blox LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem with GSM fallback and positioning capability. DOT, an Austrian provider of robust telematics solutions for logistics, that develops intelligent, maintenance-free, and robust products and services, is a market leader in solar-powered telematics trackers.

The X-Rayl® Solar Pointer is hardly the first telematics solution to feature u-blox technology. It is, however, among the very few that never need their batteries changed. Specifically designed for container and cargo tracking, with a focus on rail transport, the telematics box was designed to withstand harsh handling, while providing a robust asset-to-cloud data link to transmit telematics and other sensor data, reporting temperature measurements, movement, and door openings in real time.

Seeking a powerful modem capable of working in the challenging environment their telematics trackers are exposed to, DOT was also interested in reducing the number of suppliers their solutions relied on.

“We were impressed with the quality and reliability of u-blox’s SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver. After evaluating the LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem with 2G fallback, we decided to source our tracker’s cellular modem from u-blox as well. u-blox has proven to be a highly reliable partner, delivering high quality solutions that add value to our products,” says Philipp Tarter, CEO of DOT.

“We’re very pleased that DOT chose to design our LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem into the latest edition of their solar tracker. The telematics market is one of our key markets and we are proud to be part of such a highly competitive cargo tracking solution,” says Drazen Drinic, Principal Product Strategy Cellular Product Center at u-blox.

About u-blox

u‑blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u‑blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost‑effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (

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About DOT

DOT Telematik und Systemtechnik GmbH was founded in 2003 by Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Tarter. He holds 100 % of the company shares. The head office is in 1190 Vienna, Austria.

The operational business, including production with hardware and software engineers, takes place in DOT's own production site in 2100 Leobendorf near Vienna, where DOT operates a 178 kWp photo voltaic system on its company premises.

DOT produces sustainably and is completely energy self-sufficient. With the development of the patented maintenance-free, solar-powered X-RAYL® system, DOT Telematik und Systemtechnik GmbH is the pioneer and market leader in the field of digital devices in the logistics industry. (

DOT Media Contact
Dipl. Ing. Philipp Tarter, Owner and Managing Director
Phone: +43 2262 22375
DOT Solarpark, Im Atzersfeld 2
A-2100 Leobendorf, Austria