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World’s smallest 3G module receives technical approval by AT&T

World’s smallest 3G module receives technical approval by AT&T

u-blox' SARA-U260 3G/2G modem accelerates inexpensive migration to 3G. Swiss u‑blox, a global leader in cellular, short-range radio and positioning modules and integrated circuits, announces that its SARA-U260 dual-band 3G/2G module has achieved "AT&T network compatible" status. The certification allows customers to design SARA-U260 modems into M2M devices operating over AT&T's extensive 3G network in the USA. Typical applications include small tracking boxes, usage-based insurance devices, smart metering, wearable electronics, as well [...]

u-blox joins Wi-Fi Alliance

u-blox joins Wi-Fi Alliance

Global consortium drives innovation in wireless connectivity. Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless communications and positioning semiconductors and modules for the industrial, automotive and consumer markets, has become an official member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit industry association of companies who share a vision of seamless connectivity. Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance, said: "We welcome u-blox to Wi-Fi alliance and look forward to u-blox’ contribution to our organization to help expand [...]

u-blox launches low-cost Wi-Fi / Bluetooth “Internet of Things” module

u-blox launches low-cost Wi-Fi / Bluetooth “Internet of Things” module

Rugged ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi & dual-mode Bluetooth for reliable connectivity. Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules, announces the ODIN-W160, a rugged multiradio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications. Herbert Blaser, VP of Short Range Radio at u-blox, says: “u-blox’ compact ODIN-W160 module is perfect for small sensor applications in rugged environments, where faultless operation 24/7 is a requirement. With this module, u‑blox [...]

u-blox acquires IP for industrial Wi-Fi

u-blox acquires IP for industrial Wi-Fi

Antcor acquisition strengthens u-blox’ technology for robust short-range connectivity. Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, has acquired the company Antcor, a developer of Wi-Fi baseband intellectual property (IP). The acquisition consists of a purchase of 100% of the shares of Antcor Advanced Network Technologies S.A. at a price of EUR 5.2 million (CHF 6.3 million), in addition to an earn-out which offers the sellers the [...]

u-blox SARA 3G module, industry’s smallest, wins Product of the Year award

u-blox SARA 3G module, industry’s smallest, wins Product of the Year award

SARA-U2 UMTS/HSPA modules receives industry honor from M2M Evolution. Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and integrated circuits for the industrial, automotive and consumer markets, has been honored by M2M Evolution magazine with 'Product of the Year' award for its SARA-U2 UMTS/HSPA module series. The modules are the industry's smallest surface mount UMTS/HSPA cellular modems, ideal for a wide range of industrial M2M, vehicle and consumer applications. The new SARA product line is available either as a 3G only [...]

Arvento selects u-blox GSM & GPS modules for vehicle tracking & diagnostics

Arvento selects u-blox GSM & GPS modules for vehicle tracking & diagnostics

Turkey’s number one mobile applications vendor relies on u-blox for connectivity & positioning. Arvento Mobile Systems, the market leader in vehicle tracking and fleet management systems in Turkey, has selected Swiss u-blox for global positioning and cellular module technology in its new tracking and onboard-diagnostics device, the imt.24 - OBD Tracker. With complete hardware and software solutions for advanced mobile tracking systems, Arvento has deployed its solutions at over 30 thousand customers in over 400 thousand vehicles in 23 [...]

LTE for automotive applications

LTE for automotive applications

Guest post by Charles Sturman and Carl Fenger, u-blox. The 4G-enabled car is the next hot “consumer device” Fig. 1: LTE is enabling a new generation of high-speed video-rich in-vehicle applications and servicesAt the 2014 CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show held annually in Las Vegas, there was a clear emphasis on intelligent, broadband connected cars. All the major automotive suppliers were showcasing cars with sophisticated navigation and infotainment. To a large extent, the key technology enabling these [...]

u-blox acquires connectBlue; adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

u-blox acquires connectBlue; adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity

Short range radio modules bolster u-blox’ "Internet of Things" strategy. Swiss-based u-blox (SIX:UBXN) announces the acquisition of Swedish connectBlue AB, an established provider of industrial-grade short range radio modules. These products support industry standards Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11 / Wi-Fi that enable the last hundreds of meters of connectivity between equipment and the internet. The acquisition greatly enhances the u-blox portfolio of positioning and cellular wireless communications solutions with short range communication [...]

Ctrack selects u-blox GPS and cellular modules for fleet management solutions

Ctrack selects u-blox GPS and cellular modules for fleet management solutions

Turnkey vehicle recovery and monitoring systems deployed on 6 continents. Ctrack, a division of South Africa based Digicore with over 1000 employees, is a world-leading provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions. For their products, the company has selected Swiss u-blox as their strategic partner for embedded GPS and cellular technology. Based on u-blox’ high-performance NEO line of GPS and LEON / LISA 2G and 3G module series, Ctrack’s Insure, Secure and Lite vehicle management systems provide 24/7 internet-based [...]

u-blox ultra-compact 4G LTE module certified for Verizon’s 4G LTE network

u-blox ultra-compact 4G LTE module certified for Verizon’s 4G LTE network

Certification of TOBY-L100 module enables the Internet of Things and M2M customers to leverage America’s largest 4G LTE Network. Swiss-based u-blox, a leading provider of wireless and global positioning chips and modules, today announced that it’s ultra-compact TOBY-L100 4G LTE module has been certified by Verizon Wireless. The certification of u-blox’s TOBY-L100 module will enable customers to leverage the Verizion Wireless network to develop Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M applications. The certification allows customers to design [...]

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