TAG: cellular

u-blox, SIM Technology terminate asset purchase agreement 

May 30, 2017By

u-blox and SIM Technology Group Limited of Shanghai, China, have announced that u-blox will not be acquiring the SIMCom cellular module product line as previously planned. Despite best efforts on the part of SIM Technology Group and u-blox, the companies could not close the deal as originally intended and were unable to find alternatives that worked for both while sustaining the intended... read more

Cellphone towers in the sky? Fenix thinks so

May 3, 2017By

Virginia-based Fenix Group has partnered with Martin UAV, a Texas-based manufacturer of rugged utility drones, to launch an under-55-pound drone capable of providing fully functional 4G cellphone service. While Fenix Group plans to issue its first production units to the U.S. Department of Defense and first responders, it anticipates demand from telecommunications providers, oil and gas companies, and crisis response... read more

u-blox and Digicom partner on narrowband IoT products

March 7, 2017By

Chip-maker u-blox is parntering with Digicom, a company that offers a wide range of hardware and software with cellular connectivity, to develop narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) products and solutions. Both companies have carried out a series of innovative and successful field trials of the new NB-IoT technology. The announcement reflects u-blox’s and Digicom’s eagerness to meet pent-up demand for Low Power... read more

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Spirent’s new wireless test solution optimized for IoT devices

March 2, 2017By

Spirent Communications is now offering the Elevate IoT Device Test Solution, a new cellular test solution designed to support a wide range of testing areas applicable to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including end-to-end cloud server connectivity, security vulnerability assessment and battery-life measurement. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, which is taking place Feb. 27 to March 2 in Barcelona,... read more

U-blox cellular module integrates GNSS with LTE modem for IoT

November 7, 2016By

U-blox has launched the LARA-R3121, a new module comprising a single-mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS positioning engine specifically designed for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The LARA-R3121 is designed for IoT applications including smart utility metering, connected health and patient monitoring, smart buildings, security and video surveillance, smart payment and point-of-sale (POS) systems, as well as... read more

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After the storm: Drone flights enable speedy cellular inspections

October 22, 2016By

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Verizon used drones for cell-site inspections in North Carolina and South Carolina. The aerial survey shortened cell-site recovery to hours compared to potentially days, based on the severity of flooding. The quadcopter used was operated by Measure UAS, which conducted the flights with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization. Flights used a two-person crew that... read more

UC Riverside team developing non-GPS nav system for autonomous vehicles

October 13, 2016By

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than GPS. The technology can be used as a standalone alternative to GPS, or complement current GPS-based systems to enable highly reliable, consistent, and tamper-proof navigation. The technology could be... read more

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