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
Software and Tools
Business Wire | October 04, 2023
InnoPhase IoT, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra-low power Wi-Fi IoT solutions and an ST Authorized Partner since 2020, announces an evaluation platform that combines STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) STM32U5 MCU evaluation board with InnoPhase IoT’s Talaria TWO™ Wi-Fi/BLE evaluation board. The board seamlessly integrates ultra-low power Wi-Fi/BLE with STM32 microcontrollers to enable the industry’s lowest-power cloud-connected battery-powered IoT devices. Target applications for the combination include wearables, industrial IoT, medical, commercial, and smart-home automation.
The STM32U5 MCU is based on an Arm® Cortex®-M33 core and is a new generation of 32-bit microcontroller targeting the most demanding power/performance requirements. The MCU integrates the Cortex-M33 core with up to 4MB of flash memory and 2.5MB of SRAM to enable the highest performance amongst 32-bit MCUs, while cutting power by up to 90% and extending battery life using a range of innovative power-management features.
The InnoPhase IoT Talaria TWO Wi-Fi/BLE5 multiprotocol wireless platform enables the development of ultra-low power cloud-connectivity applications without compromising performance. The industry’s lowest Tx current of 81ma at MCS7 and DTIM-10 current at 57uA extends battery life to 10-plus years for IoT devices. Talaria TWO features Wi-Fi provisioning using BLE, secured over-the-air updates, and seamless cloud connectivity to AWS and Microsoft Azure, providing ease of development and deployment for IoT solutions. The InnoPhase IoT platform’s high integration, small size, and multiple antenna options allow customers to meet new use case requirements.
The seamless integration of STM32U5 and Talaria TWO evaluation boards allows designers to build ultra-low power sensor-to-cloud connected IoT solutions. Software integration is provided via ST’s I-CUBE-T2 software expansion for STM32Cube. The host application on STM32U5 uses the InnoPhase IoT Host APIs (HAPI) and communicates with the application running on the InnoPhase IoT Talaria TWO device. The kit supports AWS IoT services.
According to Bertrand Denis, STM32 Product Manager at STMicroelectronics, “InnoPhase IoT Talaria TWO’s low-power Wi-Fi connectivity to STM32U5 offers long battery life for ultra-low-power smart applications, including wearables, personal medical devices, home automation and industrial IoT. Our collaborating with InnoPhase IoT will help customers meet low-power, long battery-life requirements without sacrificing performance while implementing Wi-Fi cloud connectivity.”
Untethered, long battery life devices with direct cloud connectivity are unleashing the potential of IoT in multiple markets, said InnoPhase IoT President and COO Wiren Perera. The combination of ST’s lowest-power MCU, the STM32U5, with our industry’s lowest-power Wi-Fi/BLE solution delivers a platform enabling rapid time-to-development and deployment utilizing ubiquitous Wi-Fi connectivity for our customers.
The STM32U5 MCUs and Talaria TWO Wi-Fi/BLE SoC/Modules are currently in production. The STM32U5 NUCLEO-U575Z1-Q evaluation board is available now to order at https://www.st.com/en/evaluation-tools/nucleo-u575zi-q.html#sample-buy and InnoPhase IoT’s Talaria TWO EVB-A (INP3014/INP3015) evaluation kits are available now to order at https://innophaseiot.com/purchase/. Talaria TWO Wi-Fi/BLE modules are certified with the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG and have global regulatory certification.
InnoPhase IoT successfully demonstrated the STM32U5 plus Talaria TWO sensor to AWS connectivity at Sensors Converge 2023 conference in Santa Clara, California. To schedule a briefing meeting or demo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About InnoPhase IoT
InnoPhase IoT Inc., headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a fabless wireless semiconductor platform company dedicated to enable the promise of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Its flagship product, the Talaria TWO™ multiprotocol chipset and modules deliver the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi radio to the rapidly growing untethered battery-operated IoT device market. InnoPhase IoT enables end-to-end market-ready extreme low power wireless IoT solutions with extended battery life, a low total cost of ownership (TCO), high-performance wireless use cases and rapid time to market. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit the InnoPhase IoT.com website.
Business Wire | October 06, 2023
According to Juniper Research, the number of global private cellular Internet of Things (IoT) roaming connections will grow by more than 800% in the next four years, climbing from 15 million in 2023 to 142 million by 2027. Given this mass surge, organizations must make sure they have uninterrupted connectivity across devices, along with complete visibility into their whole program.
To meet the need for more reliable connectivity, Syniverse, "the world's most connected company,"® is partnering with Microsoft to make its Global SIM solution available for use with Microsoft Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC).
This strategic collaboration allows enterprises deploying a private network at their operational facilities, using Azure Private 5G Core on Azure edge platform, to leverage Syniverse solutions to support OT applications that require private-to-public 5G and LTE network interoperability. With this add-on service, IoT devices for asset tracking, frontline workforce collaboration, and autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) primarily connected on private networks can roam over a public network on demand or leverage public networks for improved resiliency. Enterprises using workforce tablets on public networks can also switchover to dedicated private networks at enterprise facilities.
Whether it’s a utility company that desires a localized wireless network solution that’s fast, dependable, and secure, or a large-scale manufacturer that wants to extend connectivity well beyond its facility, private wireless networks are the driving force that will enable these capabilities. But these aren’t the only industries that will benefit from the power of this solution — mining, shipping, transportation, logistics, healthcare, and even smart cities can improve the lives of users by enabling reliable, global, and secure roaming between private and public networks.
Given the rapid expansion of private wireless networks and the Internet of Things, seamless roaming between private and public networks is more essential than ever, said Harry Patz, Jr., Chief Revenue Officer at Syniverse. Through this integration, Azure users will benefit from technology that lets devices move to public networks and automatically revert to the private network when it's available. This prevents businesses from racking up costly roaming revenues if their devices remain connected to public networks, eliminates communication issues regardless of where in the world these devices are located, and ensures their continued security. All of which go a long way toward improving the customer experience.
Syniverse recently received an IoT Evolution Private Wireless Network Innovation Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading publication covering IoT technologies. The awarded solution is built on patented Automated Network Reselection (ANR) technology, a unique feature that provides secure and seamless connectivity as mobile devices move from private to public networks and back. It includes subscriber identity module (SIM) management and hosted or on-premises core functionality, policy, and cloud integration, and it is ideal for organizations that demand reliable connections, high speeds, and minimal latency, as well as the option to increase security based on specific devices.
Microsoft private network customers can now integrate Syniverse Global SIM, a platform as a service (PaaS), that provides global coverage in over 200 countries and gives control over cellular data and precision policy management over every device in an organization.
"Syniverse’s Global SIM solution offers our enterprise customers with global, multi-site operations, the capability to support applications that traverse private and public connectivity and offer mission critical resiliency," said Tad Brockway, Corporate Vice President, Azure for Operators, Microsoft. "We are working together to integrate and validate the solutions to make it really simple for enterprises to manage solutions built with Azure private MEC."
The Syniverse Global SIM solution is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
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PR Newswire | September 29, 2023
Telit Cinterion, a global enabler of the intelligent edge, today announced an enhanced secure-by-design products and services offering that builds on Thales' legacy of secure solutions for critical industry. Following the acquisition of Cinterion Internet of Things (IoT) assets from Thales at the end of 2022, this partnership is the next logical step in Telit Cinterion's strategic growth and evolution.
Prior to the Cinterion portfolio acquisition, both Thales and Telit Cinterion (formerly Telit) were actively implementing their respective security strategies. After the acquisition, the Thales and Telit Cinterion product management and product security teams spent time aligning those strategies and the corresponding execution plans, regarding:
Research and design policies
Product and services roadmap
The outcome of the analysis and effort is the adoption or continuation of a revised set of processes and policies within Telit Cinterion that builds on both companies' shared commitment to security.
"In an interconnected world powered by the Internet of Things, the need for cybersecurity is paramount. The increasing number of IoT devices has created a vast digital landscape, ripe for innovation but also vulnerable to malicious intentions," said Philippe Vallée, EVP Digital Identity and Security at Thales. "We are totally allied with Telit Cinterion in putting our best collective efforts and expertise into securing data, privacy, and critical infrastructures within the IoT ecosystem. This is essential to ensuring that innovation and security coexist for a safer digital future."
At a time when cyber security in the Internet of Things is finally taking center stage with governments and regulators, we are elated to join forces with Thales, our partner and shareholder, to provide the world's most secure IoT modules, connectivity plans and platforms, said Paolo Dal Pino, CEO at Telit Cinterion. For decades the security of IoT has largely gone unchecked and unregulated and that has been a contributor to the protracted adoption of the technology. We are happy to bring that to an end now.
The Telit Cinterion product portfolio blueprint combines the best aspects of existing product lines and roadmap items. The blueprint also serves as a reference for new platforms and products to integrate best practices and important security features and functions. For more information on IoT security, visit https://www.telit.com/iot-security.
About Telit Cinterion
Telit Cinterion is a global enabler of the intelligent edge providing complete solutions that reduce time to market and costs, delivering custom designed, ready for market connected devices in addition to maintaining the industry's broadest portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules, cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services, edge-cloud software and data orchestration, and IoT and Industrial IoT platforms. As the largest western provider pioneering IoT innovation, Telit Cinterion delivers award-winning and highly secure IoT solutions, modules and services for the industry's top brands.