u-blox's global LPWA cellular modules gain security and positioning features
The new u-blox SARA-R4 series offers best-in-class security as well as integrated u-blox GNSS technology.
Thalwil, Switzerland - February 24, 2020 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN; OTC:UBLXF), a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, has extended its SARA-R4 family of LTE-M / NB-IoT and EGPRS cellular modules to include variants with the hardware and software features necessary to enable end-to-end security features and services for Internet of Things (IoT) data, devices, and ecosystems.
"The new SARA-R422 product series offers superior security protection, industrial output power to grant best coverage even in weak signal conditions, and everywhere location using state-of-the-art u-blox GNSS technology", says Rado Sustersic, Senior Product Manager, Product Center Cellular at u‑blox. "These represent valuable functionalities tailored specifically to the LPWA IoT market."
The SARA-R4 series is ideal for a wide range of mission-critical IoT solutions such as connected healthcare, industrial monitoring, point of sale and vending terminals, tracking and telematics devices, as well as smart lighting solutions and building automation.
Best-in-class foundation and end-to-end security:
Guaranteed best coverage with 23 dBm output power:
Everywhere location via integrated u-blox technology:
"Furthermore," says Rado Sustersic, "the series is designed for long working lifetimes in the field, through the inclusion of support for LWM2M, a lightweight machine-to-machine communications protocol ideal for IoT applications with the possibility of updating the firmware of modules already in the field over the air via the uFOTA (Firmware Over The Air) client/server firmware service provided by u-blox".
The u-blox SARA-R4 series will be presented at the upcoming Embedded World Nuremberg, Germany (February 25-27, 2020; Hall 3/Stand 3-139).
u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their solutions let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and a growing ecosystem of product supporting data services, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
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