ENTERPRISE IOT, INFRASTRUCTURE
emnify | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, emnify, a renowned cloud-native enabler of IoT cellular connectivity, announced its strategic partnership with Skylo, a Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) service provider. This collaboration will avail emnify users with 3GPP Rel-17 NTN-compliant radio user equipment for satellite IoT and terrestrial cellular connections. The solution will be supported by Skylo's global technology and will be managed using emnify's unique web portal and APIs.
This collaboration places emnify at the cutting edge of an emerging IoT connectivity revolution. To integrate satellite and terrestrial mobile communications systems into a unified 'network of networks,' the companies will deliver more resilient, accessible, and flexible connectivity solutions. Furthermore, drawing on the latest 3GPP standards launched in March 2022, it will be among the first to provide dependable NTN support for IoT device fleets.
emnify's IoT SuperNetwork offers a seamless service experience to customers worldwide, providing them with a single intuitive and responsive user interface to configure, manage, and update their devices. This reliable terrestrial mobile network coverage is now supplemented by satellite IoT connectivity to ensure constant connectivity of devices, regardless of location. emnify's partnership with Skylo elevates its solutions, reinforcing its position as the ultimate provider of cost-effective, dependable, and flexible network connectivity.
VP of Network Access at emnify, Alexander Schebler, shared, "Today, most enterprises are limited to using terrestrial mobile networks for wireless IoT solutions, unless they opt for costly and proprietary satellite network services from an additional service provider." He added, "With this collaboration, we're changing that forever and redefining the future of IoT connectivity. There's no need for hybrid or proprietary solutions and patchworks of IoT service subscriptions: by bringing emnify and Skylo together, we're providing cost-effective universal connectivity and enabling customers to realize the full value inherent in their device fleets via their existing emnify cloud infrastructure."
(Source – Business Wire)
emnify is a leading cloud building block for cellular communications in the IoT stack, providing secure and scalable connectivity for millions of IoT devices worldwide. Its cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows ensure easy scalability for deployments of all sizes. The company's IoT SuperNetwork is the largest globally distributed mobile cloud core network, supporting local network access in over 180 countries through partnerships with leading cloud providers, system integrators, and radio network operators. Founded in 2014 and based in Berlin, it is trusted by thousands of the world's most innovative companies.
Businesswire | May 18, 2023
Airgain, Inc. a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions that creates and delivers embedded components, external antennas, and integrated systems across the globe, announced the launch of the EZConnect platform, a new, versatile antenna design featuring 1-foot cables with standard connectors that connect seamlessly to a customizable cable harness. The first antenna to launch exclusively with the EZConnect configuration is Airgain’s innovative new MULTIMAX 5G fleet antenna. To coincide with the launch of EZConnect, Airgain also announced a new online configurator tool to help customers customize cable lengths and connectors to better meet their needs.
The EZConnect platform’s built-in flexibility reduces the number of antenna SKUs to choose from, enabling channel partners to stock EZConnect antennas more easily. This minimizes the impact of lead times and minimum order quantities (MOQs) with better availability to meet customer demand and increased configuration options. In addition, if a standard cable harness does not work with a customer’s unique installation requirements, a custom cable harness can be ordered with as little as a one-week lead time, minimizing the wait time for installation.
“We are extremely excited about the versatility of EZConnect,” said Brian Critchfield, Vice President of Global Marketing for Airgain. “By separating the antenna from the cable harness, this new design facilitates a seamless connection to a wide variety of configurations and simplifies the installation process for our many installers and upfitters. And, using our new online configurator tool, our customers can easily configure the right EZConnect to fit their needs.”
Airgain also announced that it now accepts orders for MULTIMAX 5G, the company’s newest addition to its 5G fleet antenna portfolio. MULTIMAX 5G is a rugged, low-profile, outdoor shark-fin antenna with up to seven elements. It offers the ideal solution for customers who need the right combination of high-performance and wireless flexibility, including LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi 6/6E/7, and GNSS. For applications that need even higher performance, two MULTIMAX 5G antennas can be installed to facilitate 4x4 MIMO 5G NR, increasing isolation and diversity to improve the quality and reliability of the wireless connection. Like all of Airgain’s fleet antennas, the MULTIMAX 5G comes with Airgain’s industry-leading 5-year limited warranty.
In addition to the MULTIMAX 5G, the EZConnect configuration will be available for CENTURION™ 4G and 5G, MULTIMAX 4G, and M2MAX®, but will also come standard with most new product releases. Given potential demand, Airgain is encouraging its customers to pre-order now to help ensure on-time delivery. “Ultimately, EZConnect will allow for made-to-order cable harnesses with as little as one week lead time from a U.S. factory, but our first priority will be to focus on pre-orders as production continues to scale to meet demand,” said Critchfield.
About Airgain, Inc.
Airgain is a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions that creates and delivers embedded components, external antennas, and integrated systems across the globe. Airgain simplifies wireless connectivity across a diverse set of devices and markets, from solving complex connectivity issues to speeding time to market to enhancing wireless signals. Our product offering includes three distinct sub-brands. Airgain Embedded represents our embedded modems, antennas, and development kits that are designed to help design teams bring connected products to market quickly. Airgain Integrated represents our fully integrated, off-the-shelf products, such as our asset trackers and AirgainConnect® platform, that help solve connectivity issues in an organization’s operating environment. Airgain Antenna+ represents our external antennas, such as our fleet and Internet of Things (IoT) antennas, that help enhance wireless signals in some of the harshest environments. Our mission is to connect the world through optimizedintegrated wireless solutions. Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in the U.S., U.K.,
ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
prnewswire | May 05, 2023
Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose IoT platform is enabling trillions of "things" to gain intelligence, today announced that it's debuting at Shoptalk Europe 2023 the latest version of its ambient IoT Data Platform, which provides a baseline and path to the new ambient IoT standards that will revolutionize retailing.
Wiliot, in partnership with the world's largest technology and retail companies, is creating an ambient IoT that connects all products and packaging to the internet. This addresses some of the retail industry's biggest problems, across omnichannel, sustainability, and food safety.
Already, many of the world's largest retailers are now implementing ambient IoT standards and technologies within their retail operations and the implications are proving to be profound.
"The retail industry is being challenged like never before. Supply chains are constrained; society is demanding greater carbon accountability; consumer shopping preferences are shifting; and governments are instituting new traceability regulations," stated Steve Statler, Wiliot's CMO. "To tackle these challenges, and to thrive in this new, more dynamic marketplace, retailers require an entirely new technology paradigm – the ambient IoT – that can deliver what's never before been possible."
As the pioneer of ultra-high volume low-cost battery-free sensors, Wiliot provides the best path to capitalize on the emerging ambient IoT standards with its IoT Data Platform. The platform features the company's breakthrough IoT Pixels, stamp-sized compute devices that cost pennies and feature a fundamental breakthrough in ambient computing technology – or computing that's self-powered, harvesting power from radio waves that are all around us.
These battery-free IoT Pixels can attach to any product or packaging to connect it to the internet; not just expensive things like cars, appliances, and shipping containers, but the things inside them: fruits, veggies, vaccine vials, clothes, crates, and just about everything else.
Once attached, products push out item-level information about their location, temperature, carbon footprint, and more – equipping retailers with the high-definition real-time data they need to make more profitable, sustainably-minded decisions.
IoT Pixels also enable retailers to track the carbon footprint of their entire supply chain in real-time – offering an effective alternative to today's annual reporting cadence, which is proving insufficient for retailers looking to make more rapid progress and a material impact on their carbon footprint.
Furthermore, IoT Pixels are also used by retailers to generate the traceability data that will soon be mandated by the FDA as part of its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), designed to save lives in the event of food chain contamination.
"With real-time tracking, instant traceability, and embedded intelligence, food is safer and fresher, carbon footprints can be tracked and managed, and pallets and cases don't get lost," continued Statler. "The ambient IoT is illuminating what was once in the dark by providing retailers with real-time high-definition visibility into the status of every product at every moment – and the implications for people, profits, and the planet are profound."
Three complementary ambient IoT standards are now being defined by the Bluetooth SIG, IEEE, and the 3GPP (as part of what will be 5G Advanced). Wiliot is contributing and committed to supporting them all.
At Shoptalk Europe Booth #D41, Wiliot will demonstrate the world's first applications powered by the ambient IoT. The apps, which are currently being piloted by some of the world's largest retailers, stream data from IoT Pixels to show the real-time location, traceability data, and carbon footprint of inventory within a store.
Even today's most sophisticated tracking systems deliver only an imperfect picture of inventory location, which makes omnichannel and BOPIS retailing a challenge. However, with these ambient IoT apps, inventory is tracked in real-time with 100% visibility, allowing retailers to more effectively deliver on their omnichannel, food safety, and sustainability business objectives.
Wiliot is a SaaS company whose platform connects the digital and physical worlds using its IoT Pixel tagging technology, computers the size of a postage stamp that power themselves in revolutionary ways.Our mission is to make every single thing an agent of change, enabling ambient IoT by adding intelligence and automation to reusable packaging, pharmaceuticals, food, and other products. Connecting trillions of things to the internet is transforming manufacturing, distribution, and product use to deliver on our vision: a minimum waste, full trust, perfectly timed world where people, profits, and the planet remain aligned.