Nextivity | January 19, 2023
Assured Wireless Corporation, which had the best technology for high-power user equipment (HPUE), has been acquired by Nextivity, which has the best smart cellular coverage solutions. Both companies will benefit from this move. Nextivity will be able to use the HPUE technology of Assured Wireless Corporation, and Assured Wireless Corporation will be able to use the resources of Nextivity.
With this purchase, Nextivity can offer the widest range of coverage to the first responder sector, both indoors and outdoors and at the network's edge. By using the HPUE technology from Assured Wireless Corporation, Nextivity will be able to give their customers better network coverage in a lot more places and industries.
CEO of Nextivity, Michiel Lotter, said, “We are delighted to welcome the incredible technology and team behind the industry’s leading HPUE technology to our family.” He added, “With Assured Wireless’ patented technology and Nextivity’s global reach, we can better serve the needs of global first responders and essential workers." He further added, "This acquisition further confirms our commitment to the global public safety community.(Source: Businesswire)
Nextivity will be able to provide a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to meet all communications needs, anywhere and at any time, with the addition of HPUE technology. Nextivity's public safety product line will now be called the SHIELD family because of the acquisition. This will give first responders access to the latest communication technology, giving them the tools they need to work in any situation.
Nextivity is a company that makes better ways for people and businesses to connect through cellular, public safety, and private networking coverage. Their popular CEL-FI product line is powered by their proprietary IntelliBoost chip, which utilizes digital signal-processing to enhance cellular performance and provide unbeatable coverage in over 100 countries. Their solutions are safe for use on networks and are used by over 200 mobile network operators worldwide. Nextivity is based in San Diego, CA, and works closely with partners to design effective solutions for their success.
Semtech | January 02, 2023
Semtech Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced that Sweden-based IoT solutions provider Nordic Propeye has integrated Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into its new HVAC optimization solution, which is being launched in the US to reduce energy consumption in buildings. The HVAC optimization solution uses LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to collect data from buildings, analyze the data, and optimize air conditioning and heating systems to use less energy.
“LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard are digitally transforming property management with simplified, smart solutions around the globe. Nordic Propeye’s unique solution, incorporating AI technology, allows existing properties to be easily converted to smart, sustainable buildings and delivers cost savings to customers and increased safety for occupants.”
- Marc Pégulu, vice president and general manager for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group
The solution uses data from wireless sensor devices to monitor CO2 levels, temperature, humidity, and real-time room occupancy and leverages weather forecasting data and artificial intelligence to continuously learn and predict the temperatures of HVAC zones. Semtech's LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol are a safe, scalable, and reliable way to send large amounts of data in real time over a wireless network.
It also has a predictive maintenance feature that alerts building operators when system anomalies arise to prevent equipment failures. The combination of Semtech's LoRa devices, the LoRaWAN protocol, and Nordic Propeyes' HVAC optimization solution provides building operators with increased visibility into the performance of their HVAC systems. The solution is expected to achieve 15–30% energy savings for customers.
Semtech Corporation is a global leader in high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, as well as advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer, and industrial applications. Products are intended to benefit both the engineering community and the global community. The company is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations and products. Internal green programs aim to reduce waste by controlling materials and manufacturing, implementing green technology, and designing for resource efficiency. Semtech, which has been publicly traded since 1967, is represented by the symbol SMTC on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Sierra Wireless | February 01, 2023
On January 31, 2023, Sierra Wireless, one of the leading IoT solutions providers, introduced the Smart Connectivity Premium and extended coverage in the U.S. with eUICC specifications.
GSMA eSIM, the specification for eUICC, designs this connectivity across the globe with various technologies. If service becomes unreachable, it will switch between networks and profiles in about 190 countries, including the three leading carrier networks in the U.S.
Principal Analyst at Juniper Research, Scarlett Woodford, said, “eUICC software allows for increased flexibility in consumer and industrial use cases, with both sectors benefiting from the enhanced network coverage realized by eSIM connectivity. Within the IoT space, a connected device benefits from the same level of coverage whilst roaming as it would when connected to its local network. IoT stakeholders will benefit from the profile swap and localization abilities afforded by eSIM technology. That is, eSIMs will allow roaming devices to download local profiles, enabling logistics managers to monitor these profiles remotely.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development at Kigen, Jean-Philippe Betoin, said, “Sierra Wireless has been a valued partner of Kigen for many years. This new offering enables customers to access more networks via Kigen eSIM, enabling future-proofed IoT managed connectivity for global applications. With industrial IoT increasingly becoming business-critical, resilient connectivity options are essential.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Vice President of Semtech’s IoT Connected Services Group, Ross Gray, said, “Using eUICC capabilities for expanded network access and coverage further strengthens Sierra Wireless’ global IoT managed connectivity offering for customers. Sierra Wireless’ Smart Connectivity service simplifies how customers connect and manage their deployments. With one global SIM, it accelerates IoT time-to-market, ensures resilient global coverage, maximizes uptime, reduces operational costs, and provides IoT customers with seamless expansion into new markets with access to over 600 partner networks in over 190 countries. Now, thanks to our partnerships with the leading U.S. carriers, it also offers expanded coverage in the United States as well.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless, a subsidiary of Semtech Company, is one of the leading IoT solution providers in the world, connecting network services, devices, and software. It offers technology solutions for wireless cellular modules, integrated embedded processing, open-source applications, 4G cloud-managed LTE routers, eSIMs, and 5G vehicle routers. It has about 200 patents in wireless technologies from about 600 partner networks. It empowers businesses with connectivity, connects devices with data, and provides real-time and accurate insights.