ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
emnify | March 02, 2023
emnify, a leading cloud-native IoT cellular connectivity enabler, has recently announced a new technological and strategic partnership with Lynk, a renowned satellite IoT connectivity provider. The collaboration puts emnify at the forefront of an emerging IoT connectivity revolution, with satellite and terrestrial mobile communications systems combining into a unified ‘network of networks’ to achieve more accessible, resilient, and flexible connectivity solutions.
Through this collaboration, emnify will offer Lynk's ingenious ‘cell towers in space’ to its customers. To ensure consistent and dependable IoT connectivity, emnify customers can now connect their existing LTE or GSM cellular radio device to Lynk's satellite-based cell towers. The solution will be supported by Lynk's global technology and managed through emnify's proprietary web portal and APIs.
Lynk's satellite portfolio will broaden emnify's global coverage outside of terrestrial mobile networks and into international maritime waters with the deployment of three commercial low-Earth-orbit satellites by the end of 2023.
VP of Network Access at emnify, Alexander Schebler, says: "Use cases such as environmental monitoring, fish farming, smart metering, and asset tracking in offshore locations and international waters do not require frequent data transfer. However, the ability to establish connectivity without relying on mobile network reception is crucial for collecting meter readings, sensor values, or GPS locations of assets." He added, "This partnership marks the future of IoT connectivity, where satellite and terrestrial mobile communications systems work seamlessly together to provide more resilient, accessible, and flexible connectivity solutions. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this IoT connectivity revolution and are eager to empower our customers to realize the full value of their device fleets through their existing Emnify Cloud infrastructure."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
emnify is a leading cloud-based solution for cellular communications in the IoT stack. With the ability to connect millions of IoT devices globally, from electric vehicles to health wearables, its API and SIM technology ensure secure and reliable connectivity for any IoT deployment. The company's cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows allow for easy scalability from local start-ups to global enterprises. The firm's award-winning IoT SuperNetwork is globally distributed, with local network access available in over 180 countries. With partnerships with leading cloud service providers, system integrators, and radio network operators, emnify's solution is the preferred choice for companies of all sizes.
PCTEL | February 09, 2023
PCTEL, Inc., a global leader in wireless technology solutions, recently announced the release of its new VerStack™ antenna platform for intelligent rail communications and IIoT applications. The platform provides multiband coverage, comes in an easy-to-install design, and features a dual-port MIMO design.
The VerStack™ platform comprises the most advanced GNSS and 5G vertically stacked antennas available on the market. Utilizing PCTEL's broadband element technology, it offers superior RF performance in rail and IIoT applications. In addition, these antennas have been constructed with durable fiberglass housing that is resistant to the effects of ultraviolet light, making them suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions. Installing the VerStack™ platform is simple and provides both 3:1 and 5:1 configuration options.
PCTEL's Technical Product Manager, Denis Dmitruk, stated, "Enabling mission critical connectivity is key for our customers in the rail market. The VerStack antenna platform allows secure and reliable communication exchanges between trains and wayside locations resulting in detection and prevention of safety-critical conditions, advance warning to locomotive engineers to take corrective actions, and monitoring and diagnosis necessary for proactive maintenance."
(Source – Business Wire)
PCTEL, Inc. is a prominent global provider of wireless technology founded in 1994 and based in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The company's offerings include antenna systems, FirstNet® connectivity, Electric vehicle charging antennas, in-building and enterprise wireless, test and measurement solutions, and purpose-built Industrial Internet of Things devices. Trusted by clients for over 25 years to find solutions to complex wireless problems, the company assists organizations in remaining connected, undergoing transformation, and expanding their operations. The company has offices in the United States, China, and Sweden. Its technology is supported by manufacturing facilities of the highest quality to serve a truly global clientele.
MicroEJ | January 23, 2023
MicroEJ, the leader in software containers for embedded devices and IoT, and Landis+Gyr, a global pioneer in energy management technology, recently announced their collaboration to broaden the app development environment for the next generation of smart meters. This partnership lays the digital groundwork for a more efficient and sustainable energy management system.
Using innovative software containerization, MicroEJ provides an app operating system for Landis+Gyr's Revelo® meters. Revelo's waveform sampling technology makes it a highly accurate sensor and enables software applications for grid-edge decision-making.
Consumer expectations for personalized, fast, and secure energy management require utility providers to maximize customer service capabilities. On the MicroEJ platform, Revelo supports grid and consumer applications that optimize grid management and improve consumer engagement through:
Grid-facing applications enhance grid resiliency and reliability
End-user usage monitoring with appliance-level granularity ensures an improved consumer experience
Assistance with the integration and monitoring of distributed energy resources
Fred Rivard, CEO of MicroEJ, said, "MICROEJ VEE flagship software containers power the digital transformation of future-proof energy meters to an unprecedented level, enhancing services and energy management over the life of a smart meter. This turnkey solution supports the customization and personalization of smart meter applications to address new consumer needs, thereby achieving a sustainable and cost-effective platform for future development."
(Source- Business Wire)
MicroEJ is a software provider of cost-effective embedded and IoT device solutions. The company focuses on supplying device manufacturers with security products in markets where software applications need compact size, high performance, energy efficiency, and cost-effective development. As of now, over 120 companies with over 100 million sold products have chosen MicroEJ to design electronic product applications for various industries, including healthcare, smart homes, wearables, industrial automation, telecommunications, retail, smart cities, building automation, transportation, etc. The company's vision is to bring the capabilities of mobile operating systems - iOS and Android to every electronic device, connected or not. Besides, it aims to participate in the digitalization of the world.