Atmosic Technologies | October 13, 2023
GlobalScale, a leading IoT solutions provider, has collaborated with Atmosic Technologies to introduce a new Bluetooth 5.3 module with integrated energy harvesting capabilities, enabling IoT developers to create battery-free applications. This collaboration between GlobalScale and Atmosic Technologies offers IoT developers new energy-efficient options for creating wireless IoT devices.
The new module, GTI-ATM3330e, is based on Atmosic's ATM3330e SoC and supports energy harvesting from photovoltaic (light), motion, thermal, and radio frequency sources. It incorporates a power management unit that prioritizes harvested energy, extending the life of standard batteries or enabling battery-free operation with capacitor storage.
Director of Product Marketing at Atmosic Technologies, Dylan Ko, stated,
With the introduction of fully certified modules based on the ATM33 series SoC, sustainability is a viable and real option for IoT developers of all applications and project volumes. Partners such as GlobalScale bring fantastic value-add and time-to-market through their custom design service capabilities, which in turn help reduce the ever-increasing toxic side effects of battery use in the IoT.
[Source: Business Wire]
Key features of the ATM3330e module include Bluetooth Low-Energy 5.3 compliance, a powerful Arm Cortex-M33F MCU, support for various energy harvesting methods, and extensive peripheral support for IoT applications. This collaboration aims to provide IoT developers with sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, reducing the environmental impact of battery usage and offering new possibilities for IoT applications.
Atmosic Technologies stands as an inventive semiconductor firm specializing in the creation of ultra-low power wireless and energy harvesting solutions. Its primary objective is to significantly diminish the reliance of devices on batteries, ultimately striving to achieve the lengthiest battery life for interconnected devices. By harnessing their products, Atmosic Technologies paves the way for the development of an IoT device ecosystem, empowering designers and manufacturers to notably curtail the costs and efforts linked to maintaining the expanding IoT infrastructure across various domains.
EchoStar Corporation | September 22, 2023
EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has partnered with The Things Industries to offer hybrid satellite and LoRa Internet of Things solutions for businesses in Europe. This collaboration integrates EchoStar's satellite IoT capabilities into The Things Stack, a cloud-based LoRaWAN network server, enabling IoT devices to have seamless, real-time, two-way communication over satellite or terrestrial networks through a single, dual-transport, generic node.
The collaboration will benefit businesses and organizations across Europe by extending the reach and reliability of their IoT devices, particularly in challenging and remote areas. EchoStar Mobile's LoRa-enabled IoT network, launched last year, provides bi-directional, real-time LoRa connectivity across Europe. Integration with The Things Stack Cloud elevates this offering to a global scale, offering multi-country service continuity for sectors such as utilities, logistics, transportation and agritech.
The partnership allows for plug-and-play integration of satellite and terrestrial transports into the same node or module for IoT applications, offering cost-effective and reliable IoT deployments with continuous coverage, even in remote locations. It breaks the limitations of terrestrial infrastructure by introducing satellite connectivity to The Things Stack LoRaWAN Network Server and its Generic Node Concept Edition. It offers businesses the flexibility to expand their IoT deployments to areas previously considered inaccessible.
The partnership will be showcased at The Things Conference, a premier LoRaWAN event, where attendees will witness the capabilities of hybrid satellite-terrestrial IoT connectivity along with The Things Industries' Generic Node Concept Edition.
EchoStar Corporation is a global leader in satellite communication solutions, serving consumer, enterprise, operator, and government needs worldwide under its Hughes, HughesNet, and EchoStar brands. Operating in Europe as EchoStar Mobile Limited and in Australia as EchoStar Global Australia, the company provides a comprehensive suite of services. EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. owns and operates a fleet of 10 satellites, offering vital communication infrastructure to media, enterprise, and government clients. Hughes Network Systems, LLC leads the global satellite broadband market with HughesNet, catering to diverse budgets. EchoStar fosters innovation and seeks passionate individuals dedicated to shaping the future of communications.
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
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.