Skylo Technologies | September 25, 2023
emnify, a leader in cloud-native IoT connectivity solutions, and Skylo, a global software-defined non-terrestrial network (NTN) operator, have unveiled an industry-first convergence of satellite and cellular IoT connectivity from a single emnify SIM. This collaboration, in partnership with module manufacturer Murata, expands the IoT connectivity landscape to include space, reducing operational costs and complexities.
This innovative IoT connectivity solution is aimed at global IoT deployments, including remote and previously inaccessible areas. This collaboration addresses the growing demand for global, reliable, and cost-effective IoT connectivity solutions that can operate in remote regions and improve the monitoring and tracking of assets.
Vice President Corporate Technology and Innovation at Murata, Mehul Udani, said,
It’s critical that IoT customers have reliable, cost-effective, integrated hardware solutions to take advantage of innovations in IoT connectivity. Murata’s cellular and NTN radio modules, together provide a breakthrough in offering converged connectivity around the globe.
[Source: Business Wire]
emnify and Skylo have introduced converged satellite and cellular IoT connectivity from a single SIM. The solution reduces operational costs and complexities, expanding IoT's reach to various use cases. Partnerships with Murata and the integration of NTN satellite services offer reliable and global IoT connectivity.
Emnify and Skylo are leveraging the SuperNetwork with Skylo’s NTN satellite connectivity to enable transformative IoT use cases. These include remote monitoring systems, which allow reliable monitoring of resources in remote areas, and asset tracking, which provides continuous data for equipment location and telemetry. This innovative solution merges satellite and cellular connectivity, extending tracking capabilities to previously unreachable locations. Emnify and Skylo are offering an evaluation program for customers to test the SuperNetwork's capabilities, and they will host a roundtable at Mobile World Congress to discuss the potential of this converged IoT connectivity.
Frank Stoecker, CEO and founder of emnify, stated that their collaboration with Skylo underscores their commitment to expanding the SuperNetwork and creating new opportunities and open new markets for IoT businesses everywhere. The addition of satellite connectivity exemplifies the power of the SuperNetwork to go beyond the traditional networks and provide dedicated connectivity with worldwide reach.
About Skylo Technologies
Skylo Technologies is an NTN service provider facilitating direct connectivity for smartphones and IoT cellular devices through satellite infrastructure. The management and service for these satellite-connected devices are administered through Skylo's commercial NTN vRAN, featuring a cloud-native base station and core adhering to 3GPP standards. Skylo's primary focus revolves around enabling connected services for individuals in outdoor settings and connected workflows for machinery in various industries, including agriculture, maritime, logistics, mining, and more.
floLIVE | September 11, 2023
floLIVE, the global creator of the largest hyperlocal global cellular network and a provider of global connectivity and network solutions for IoT has announced a collaborative effort with Qualcomm Technologies, a leading provider of advanced wireless technologies. This partnership aims to enhance connectivity globally on the innovative Qualcomm Aware Platform.
The collaboration between floLIVE and Qualcomm Technologies has global implications as it seeks to address the IoT connectivity challenges faced by enterprises worldwide, benefiting diverse industries. The integration of floLIVE's expertise into the Qualcomm Aware Platform underscores their commitment to providing innovative global connectivity solutions.
floLIVE's contribution to the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem brings unique hyperlocal global cellular network capabilities to the table. This network, tailored for OEMs and global enterprises, complements Qualcomm Aware's suite of technologies and intelligence. Together, they offer nearly seamless local connectivity woldwide, redefining how IoT devices connect and communicate globally.
Qualcomm Aware targets issues related to ecosystem fragmentation and system design complexity, offering differentiated services for managing assets that require precise and timely decision-making. One of the significant challenges enterprises encounter is the time and cost associated with establishing reliable connectivity. floLIVE's solution addresses these concerns by enhancing connectivity reliability, enabling devices to access a global network operator database, and overcoming roaming restrictions.
President, Americas at floLIVE, Curtis Govan, stated,
Qualcomm Technologies' integration of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware Platform to help enhance global connectivity is a testament to our dedication to delivering innovative and impactful global connectivity solutions.
[Source: Cision PR newswire]
Curtis further said that they are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to bring their hyperlocal cellular network expertise to Qualcomm Aware, empowering businesses to harness the full potential of IoT. Mohammed Ansari, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, expressed enthusiasm about the inclusion of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem as a collaboration partner. He noted that a significant feature of Qualcomm Aware is its capacity to incorporate and enhance global IoT device connectivity intelligently, with a strong emphasis on security. Additionally, he highlighted the system's ability to intelligently oversee the connection from the device to the cloud, tailored to meet customers' requirements across various industries.
Qualcomm Technologies is set to revolutionize the IoT landscape with its Qualcomm Aware platform, designed to unify and optimize developer tools, hardware, software, positioning capabilities at the chipset level, and global connectivity. This initiative will add digital intelligence, visibility, and control to enterprises while simplifying the complexities and challenges of IoT deployment.
floLIVE operates the world's premier hyperlocal global cellular data network, strategically positioned with local points of presence (POPs) across numerous international locations. One can easily monitor their devices, access real-time network data and events, remotely switch operators, and proactively address potential issues, ensuring uninterrupted device performance. Its network provides direct access, allowing it to manage connectivity, while its global connectivity library is unparalleled in its scope, offering centrally managed, localized connectivity solutions for any device, anywhere. This global reach empowers businesses to operate without geographical constraints, while its localized approach ensures minimal latency, exceptional performance, and full compliance with privacy regulations, data laws, and roaming restrictions.
Software and Tools
PR Newswire | October 25, 2023
ATEL®, a leader in telecommunications technology, is excited to announce the launch of its latest innovation, the WB550 Apex by ATEL™ 5G Indoor Router. Designed to meet the most demanding Internet connectivity needs, the WB550 Apex by ATEL™ offers unparalleled data speeds, robust security features, and the power to connect up to 32 users.
As more of our lives shift to the cloud, having a real-time connection to the Internet is no longer an option, explains Terence "TC" Caston VP of Product Marketing: "Our businesses and homes rely on low-latency applications that perform best with networks that have the power to support them. ATEL® has ensured the network's edge devices have the power to deliver!" The WB-550 FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) device gives your business or home the reliability and power to connect to the things that move you.
Key highlights of the WB-550 include:
Support for NSA or SA 5G networks
C-Band 5G and LTE Cat-19 fallback for lightning-fast speeds in areas without 5G
Connections for up to 32 devices on its powerful Wi-Fi 6 network
For managing your deployment of devices, ATEL® has also included its premiere device remote management solution called ATRACS™. Our remote management portal has been designed to bring the best-of-breed features to every ATEL® device we launch with two years of free service!
Asiatelco Technologies Co. (ATEL®) was established in 2003. Since its inception, ATEL® has been growing steadily with its sales covering more than 50 countries. ATEL's business model is JDM/ODM for serving wireless operators and branded customers. With 20 years of accumulated experience, ATEL® has built a strong, effective, and efficient team in R&D and manufacturing. Customers can always rely on the ATEL® team's performance. Quality, flexibility, on-time delivery and lower cost, are just some of the key factors of success at ATEL® and the key to customer satisfaction.
ATEL-USA was established in 2017, with its headquarters in Newport Beach, California. We have invested in the industry's top talent for hardware, software, marketing, quality, and operations. This has allowed us to continue the transition from a 3rd Party ODM to a full-service OEM supplier of quality wireless products. Our products include FWA (Fixed Wireless Access), POTs replacement devices, mobile broadband routers, hot spots, home phone connect, OBD, CPE, IoT, safety devices, and smart devices for the US market. A strong, effective, and efficient R&D team, along with the manufacturing team, has positioned ATEL-USA to enter into the OEM space.
Software and Tools
GlobeNewswire | October 20, 2023
Swift Navigation, a market leader in precise positioning technology for automotive, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile applications, today announced the launch of the Swift Partner Program. By bringing together an ecosystem of industry-leading companies across the technology stack – mobile network operators (MNOs), chipset and module manufacturers, system integrators, and application platform providers – Swift is doubling down on its mission to build a safer and more efficient future by changing the way we understand and navigate every centimeter of our planet.
Centimeter accurate, failsafe, and cost-effective precise positioning technologies are key to unlocking megatrends: vehicle autonomy, industrial automation, and the next generation location-based mobile applications, such as navigation, worker safety, and augmented reality, among others. But integrating precise location can add complexity and costs to an already challenging product design cycle, contributing to delayed product launches, cost overruns, and suboptimal consumer experiences.
With the launch of its Partner Program, Swift is dramatically simplifying the process to enable precise location and deliver exceptional user experiences in any geography, at any scale, with unit economics that work.
Swift is on a mission to democratize precise positioning technology to accelerate the deployment of location-based products that improve safety and efficiency for business and consumers, said Holger Ippach, Executive Vice President of Product at Swift Navigation. Swift’s technology already underpins some of the most complex deployments in the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with the best companies in our industry to unlock the next wave of innovation.
Swift’s cloud-modeled Skylark™ Precise Positioning Service delivers uniform, centimeter accurate positioning through carrier-grade networks deployed and operated in partnership with MNOs around the world. This enables Swift’s customers to seamlessly deploy products across multiple geographies and ensures failsafe, end-to-end system reliability backed by commercial-grade SLAs, a rarity in the industry.
Commenting on the partnership with Swift Navigation, Andreas Reich, Chief Product & Innovation Officer Deutsche Telekom’s IoT division, said: “Through our long-term partnership with Swift, we expanded Skylark’s coverage across Europe and continue to help our customers deliver new cutting-edge IoT products and solutions enabled by precise location. In a recent cross-border drive test across Europe, we showcased Skylark’s failsafe performance by tracking a vehicle every centimeter of the way from Hanover to Barcelona — over rugged mountains, through tunnels, and across urban canyons.”
Swift’s hardware agnostic precise positioning service is differentiated in a market historically dominated by vertically integrated solutions that lock customers into one vendor for both the GNSS receiver and corrections service. By allowing customers to select components that have been rigorously tested for their use case, Swift simplifies the product design cycle, maximizes the customer’s purchasing power, reduces the risk of downstream field support issues, and minimizes any effort required to incorporate precise location into existing solutions.
Finally, by partnering with system integrators and industry-specific application providers, Swift is accelerating adoption of its precise positioning technology across industries. Today, Swift’s more than 7,000 customers – including more than 20 automotive OEMs and suppliers, multiple market-leading handset manufacturers, logistics companies, industrial equipment manufacturers, and more – are collectively deploying more than 5 million vehicles and devices enabled by Swift’s technology.
Chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics, module maker Septentrio, system integrator Taoglas, and GIS platform provider ITS Geo Solutions, are among other partners participating in Swift’s Partner Program.
Commenting on their respective partnerships with Swift:
Luca Celant, ADAS and Infotainment Division General Manager, STMicroelectronics, said: “STMicroelectronics is delighted to have partnered with Swift Navigation. We have worked closely together on several successful projects, delivering the powerful combination of Swift’s reliable centimeter accurate positioning service enabled by ST’s market-leading Teseo GNSS receivers, IMUs, and processors. We share Swift’s commitment to an open ecosystem, which offers our customers the utmost flexibility in designing their solutions.”
Jan Van Hees, Business Development Director, Septentrio, added: “Septentrio is thrilled to be part of Swift’s partner program. We have collaborated closely with Swift to enable mosaic and AsterRx receivers to deliver Skylark’s uniform centimeter accuracy and fast convergence as part of Septentrio’s Agnostic Corrections Partner Program. This partnership has provided our customers with a great option offering the consistent performance needed to deliver reliable products with exceptional consumer experiences.”
Dermot O'Shea, CEO and Co-Founder, Taoglas, added: “Swift’s partner program allows us to integrate precise positioning into our ever-growing variety of out-of-the-box solutions. By joining forces, we are reducing the cost and effort required to perform module-level validation, integration and engineering development.”
Erik Schütz, Managing Director, ITS Geo Solutions, added: “Our collaboration with Swift enabled us to enhance our flagship solution, GeoAce, with ultra-precise GNSS corrections. Thanks to Swift’s open ecosystem, we were able to quickly source hardware that was already pre-integrated with Skylark and rapidly launch the new offering to our customers without a hitch.”
About Swift Navigation
Swift Navigation is changing the way we understand and navigate the planet. Swift’s precise positioning solutions enable centimeter-level mapping, tracking, and navigation to unlock vehicle autonomy, industrial automation, and digital innovation across industries globally. Some of the largest companies in the world are leveraging Swift’s technology to enable safer driving, deliver autonomous vehicles and equipment, optimize logistics, and unleash next-generation mobile applications for navigation, worker safety, and augmented reality, among others. Learn more about how Swift is building a safer and more connected future at www.swiftnav.com