Mobilogix, the leading provider of cost-optimized State of the Art cellular IoT solutions announces the launch of BAT-NXT, the latest innovative addition to its Asset Tracking portfolio.
BAT-NXT is a battery-operated global tracking device utilizing low power LTE CAT-M1/NB-IoT technology with embedded Bluetooth. BAT-NXT employs ambient light and NIST Traceable sensors for precise temperature and humidity monitoring and has been optimized for dry and refrigerated supply chain use cases at a package level. BAT-NXT is encased in a sealed IP67 enclosure with an externally positioned sensor pod for increased responsiveness to changing environmental conditions.
BAT-NXT can act as a gateway solution for BTM250 series and other Bluetooth devices, or as a beacon to conserve battery power during extended idle periods. LED indicators and operator button provide visibility and control.
BAT-NXT is FOTA ready for remote update and configuration. User-defined reporting intervals and alerts can be managed via FusionIoT™ or 3rd Party Platforms on AWS IoT Core. BAT-NXT design incorporates IP67 ingress protection, an externally facing sensor pod, USB-C connectivity for charging and external devices and lower power consumption.
As the centerpiece of a complete solution offering enhanced command and control in locating, monitoring, and managing assets in Dry Chain and Cold Chain use cases the BAT-NXT is the ideal device to meet the requirements of global organizations across industries.
"BAT-NXT is a best-in-class tracking solution to serve critical use cases with enhanced capabilities. We've taken years of feedback from BAT-X customer usage and rolled it into the BAT-NXT solution to continue to address the markets being served by these battery powered indoor/outdoor tracking solutions."
Charlie Williams, EVP of Sales and Marketing with Mobilogix
Mobilogix is presently accepting BAT-NXT pre-orders and welcomes engagements with customers seeking scalable solutions without compromise for their asset tracking needs.
Mobilogix is the world's leading provider in IoT asset optimization and management solutions. The company's solutions are deployed by leading Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare, Industrial and Transportation companies to track, monitor, and manage their assets with real-time actionable data.
Verizon Business today announced a potent combination of customer-facing network, hardware and intelligence offerings for Internet of Things (IoT) applications across industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, transportation, retail/supply chain, public safety and more. Verizon-certified IoT devices can now access Verizon’s 5G Nationwide network through current compatible data plans, a new low-cost narrowband IoT module has achieved certification on Verizon’s network, and new Intelligence capabilities combining network and device analytics on a single dashboard are available for customer trials now, all via Verizon ThingSpace, the company’s IoT marketplace and management platform. IoT devices and plans compatible with 5G Ultra Wideband are expected by Q1 2022.
“Verizon Business is a single-provider destination for IoT, with solutions spanning broadband and narrowband, 5G and LTE, and intelligence, hardware, and management, for applications across industries. But it’s not just the expanding breadth of offerings -- it’s the lowered costs, power-efficiency, and heightened accessibility. Broadband IoT on 5G Nationwide and new narrowband IoT hardware in the sub $4 range, with plans under $1, can help open up IoT for new customers, new use cases, and innovative developers.”
TJ Fox, Senior Vice President of Industrial IoT and Automotive, Verizon Business
The ThingSpace Intelligence suite includes a bundle of existing IoT services, such as Intelligence Analytics Dashboard, SIM Secure, Device Diagnostics and Location Services, and new capabilities including the features listed below, which together allow customers to protect against, detect, and respond to device and connectivity issues and threats. These features are available for customer trial now, with commercial availability expected later this year:
Wireless Network Performance, an advanced analytics-as-a-service offering for coverage, outage, event, service notifications and performance metrics. For example, customers could view network status and service/maintenance tickets during powerful weather events such as hurricanes.
Anomaly Detection, a service that leverages machine learning to alert users to atypical device behavior (coming in Q4 2021). For example, customers could see that a device is using unusual amounts of data, an indication that it might be compromised.
Network-coordinated firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) management, a software management feature designed for 5G massive IoT devices that performs reachability checks when managing firmware upgrades, resulting in higher device compliance ratios. For example, users will know that firmware could not be upgraded in some devices because they might have been powered off or experiencing a similar interruption, allowing users to better coordinate and manage upgrades.
ThingSpace Analytics engine, a tool that puts network and device analytics side by side for insight into predictive maintenance and performance notification and alerting. By monitoring and analyzing the millions of signals on Verizon’s networks, this tool generates predictive visualizations of devices and visibility into the health and performance of IoT connections to rule out connection issues. For example, customers can visualize data usage trends and adjust data plans, budgets, or device configurations to be more efficient.
Quectel’s new BC660K-GL module achieved certification from Verizon, making the carrier the first in the U.S. to enable the module on its nationwide narrowband IoT network. The module is powered by the Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT modem and supports multiple frequency bands with extremely low power consumption. It’s ultra-compact profile of 17.7 mm × 15.8 mm × 2.0 mm and low cost of sub $4 makes it an ideal choice for new narrowband-IoT device launches. Connectivity plans from Verizon will start at less than $1. The module offers vital low power consumption for applications that expect to operate for 15 or 20 years without being touched, such as smart meters, HVAC units, air and water quality monitors, manufacturing controls, smart lighting nodes, municipal smart infrastructure and more, at a price point that significantly lowers barriers to entry and opens up massive IoT possibilities.
“We’re delighted that our BC660K-GL module has been certified with Verizon so it can be enabled on their nationwide narrowband IoT network and form part of its single-provider offering. The ability to supply Verizon customers with the module at a very cost-effective rate alongside connectivity plans from Verizon for $1 is transformative and will make a huge variety of IoT use cases possible for the first time. We’re proud to be playing our part, along with Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies, in helping IoT innovators build a smarter world.”
Patrick Qian, the Chief Executive Officer of Quectel Wireless Solutions
“Qualcomm Technologies is continuously optimizing and developing industry-leading technologies with high-performance, power-efficiency, and low-latency at the core. The Qualcomm® 212 LTE IoT modem – the world’s most power-efficient NB-IoT chipset – supports the creation of new, global smart IoT devices and applications, equipped with cutting-edge power efficiency and LTE connectivity capabilities. We are pleased to see that Quectel’s module – BC660K-GL – based on Qualcomm Technologies’ 212 LTE IoT modem has received this important validation by Verizon to support the proliferation of next generation, low-power global IoT devices,” said Jeffery Torrance, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
today announced they are implementing a state-of-the-art, next-generation smart warehouse for OneScreen located in San Diego which will be equipped with products from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The smart warehouse design for OneScreen plans to include an LTE-private network, implementation of a digital twin, robust warehouse management system, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AR/VR technologies, IoT sensors and more. The modern smart warehouse will increase warehouse operational efficiencies, enable automated inventory control, enhance safety and security within the facility and save time and money for OneScreen employees and customers. This smart warehouse project exemplifies how Qualcomm Technologies and its IoT ecosystem are critical to enabling the global digital transformation of industries with a differentiated approach that leverages the growing number of smart devices that make up the connected intelligent edge.
Through the Qualcomm® IoT Services Suite and its ecosystem of 400+ Qualcomm® Smart Cities Accelerator program members, Qualcomm Technologies has acted as a catalyst in enabling the accessibility and ease of deployment for businesses and entities looking to adopt end-to-end smart solutions, fueling digital transformation and deployments of smart spaces. Implementing smart connected spaces frequently involves sourcing, developing and integrating multiple fragmented technologies. The unique IoTaaS model is designed to remove the need to invest in costly and fragmented efforts. Adopting IoTaaS enables streamlined, end-to-end solutions, taking the place of lengthy processes that previously took months or years and can shrink timelines to a matter of weeks. Ultimately this supports rollout with faster time to commercialization and provides increased accessibility to smart solutions and infrastructure for businesses and communities.
For this project, Zyter will be responsible for implementing its Smart Warehouse module running on the Zyter SmartSpaces™ IoT platform. As a key collaborator with Qualcomm Technologies for the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program ecosystem, the SmartSpaces platform breaks down silos of information by integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices and applications in a seamless interface. In addition, the Smart Warehouse will contain the private LTE CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) network cell sites powered by Qualcomm® RAN Platforms for Small Cells, and CPEs featuring Qualcomm® Fixed Wireless Access Platform, with an upgrade path to 5G in the future. Members of the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program ecosystem are supplying trackers, cameras, and sensors needed for enabling the smart warehouse. Zyter will be implementing and deploying the LTE private network as well as managing and installing the integration of all hardware, sensors, and the warehouse management system (WMS).
“We are pleased Zyter has chosen Qualcomm Technologies’ IoT products for another IoTaaS commercial deployment with the smart warehouse for OneScreen,” said Sanjeet Pandit, senior director and global head of smart cities, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “To directly address the fragmented nature of the IoT industry, our unique Qualcomm IoT Services Suite is helping to bridge the gap for IoT service providers and entities looking to efficiently and effectively deploy smart solutions and is revolutionizing the way businesses and entities modernize their practices.”
“I am pleased to work with Zyter and Qualcomm Technologies, utilizing the Qualcomm IoT Services Suite to enable a smart warehouse in San Diego. Implementation of the digital twin, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AR/VR use cases, and IoT sensors will make this a state-of-the-art operation,” said Sufian Munir, chief executive officer, OneScreen. “This next-generation smart warehouse will increase productivity, enable automated inventory control, safety and security within the facility and save time and money for employees and customers.”
“This smart warehouse project exemplifies how Qualcomm Technologies and its IoT ecosystem are essential to enabling the global digital transformation of many different industries. Bringing IoT, artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies to warehouses takes operations to a level never seen before.”
Sanjay Govil, founder and chief executive officer, Zyter, Inc.
Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.
Zyter delivers a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions spanning buildings, stadiums, campuses, and even cities. The Zyter SmartSpaces platform supports solutions for multiple markets including healthcare, education, logistics, retail, travel, and construction. By integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices and applications, organizations can gain new insights to improve efficiencies while providing end-users with an engaging digital experience. In 2021, Zyter won more than 37 global awards for its IoT products including Best Technology and Company Innovation of the Year. Founded in 2017, the privately-held company is based in Rockville, Md.