Remo Wireless Selects CLOE IoT Platform from Sequans and STMicroelectronics to Design IoT Tracker Devices

Remo Wireless Selects CLOE IoT Platform from Sequans and STMicroelectronics to Design IoT Tracker Devices

Remo Wireless Selects CLOE IoT Platform from Sequans and STMicroelectronics to Design IoT Tracker Devices

Sequans Communications S.A. and STMicroelectronics announced that Remo Wireless, a China-based maker of IoT devices and integrated solutions, has selected Sequans’ and ST’s CLOE IoT tracker platform to design into a variety of IoT tracker products for customers in North America, Japan, and China.

CLOE — connecting and locating objects everywhere — combines Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT (Long-Term Evolution 4G technology) chip with ST’s Teseo III GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) chip in an all-in-one IoT tracker product-development solution for ODMs worldwide.

“We selected CLOE because it delivers the most powerful IoT tracker development solution we’ve seen anywhere by combining the best-in-class technologies from both Sequans and ST,” said Lu Biao, senior marketing and sales director, Remo Wireless.

“CLOE is a complete and compact pre-integrated solution that includes LTE-M, MEMS, and GNSS, and can be expanded to include Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi in an extremely small form factor. We are developing solutions including asset trackers, pets, and kids’ trackers, on-board diagnosis II (OBDII) devices, and more.”

“Remo Wireless is a very aggressive and successful ODM and our collaboration with them on CLOE is yielding excellent results,” said Danny Kedar, VP, IoT Business Unit, Sequans. “CLOE’s power as a turnkey tracker solution is being put to good use with Remo customers who are designing highly efficient LTE for IoT trackers for several applications.”

“CLOE is a result of our close and efficient cooperation with Sequans, and Remo Wireless is the first ODM to benefit from it,” said Antonio Radaelli, Infotainment BU Director, STMicroelectronics. “The tracker products Remo is developing will benefit from CLOE’s integrated LTE-M and GNSS capabilities that we combined to operate independently at the lowest possible power consumption.”

A turnkey IoT tracker solution for OEMs and ODMs, CLOE integrates a power management unit (PMU), LTE, GNSS, memories and a microcontroller in a very small 30 x 40 mm package. CLOE is intelligently engineered to address multiple tracking applications with best-in-class battery life, location accuracy, reachability, mobility, and reporting periodicity. Designed with separated GNSS, LTE-M, and application domain power systems, CLOE allows its GNSS subsystem to continue to track while other domains are shut down, allowing rock-bottom power consumption.

CLOE is available now and is optimized for production based on a full bill of materials that includes LTE, GNSS, accelerometer, power supply, battery management, LED, and button management. The modular design enables copy/paste to optimize BOM cost and is easily customizable.

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Building Our New Website: Improved search, speed, and an open issue tracker

As we continue to evolve our new website, I will provide more regular updates to all of you visiting our site. Today’s topics are: improved search; much faster speed; and an open issue tracker.

Searching our content

For all of you who contacted us saying “I can’t find anything” on the site through the search box (the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the screen), we’ve got some great news – it should now work!   We tried two different search solutions for all our content before we moved on to a third solution that we find works well. Please do let us know if you are still having challenges finding content.

Speeding up the site

The site should now be much faster! We recently deployed some caching servers in front of our site and the speed should be dramatically improved for most all of the pages. This was very important to us as we want to provide the best user experience.

Tracking open issues

If you do find anything wrong with the new site, we have an open issue tracker on Github. You can visit the repository at:

https://github.com/InternetSociety/web-site-feedback

and the actual list of open issues is at: https://github.com/InternetSociety/web-site-feedback/issues

You are welcome to open issues there and we’ll be notified. If you don’t have a Github account and for some reason you don’t want to create one, you are always welcome to email me directly at york@isoc.org.

We welcome any and all feedback about the site. Thank you for visiting – and for supporting the work of the Internet Society to ensure that the Internet remains open, globally connected, secure, and trusted for everyone.

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Smart pregnancy tracker obtains $2.3M in grants for R&D and product development

Bloomlife, a smart wearable for pregnancy tracking has raised $ 2.3M in two grants. The funding proceeds will be used for product development and R&D.

Bloomlife Smart Pregnancy Tracker

The wearable sensor can be used by women in the third trimester of pregnancy to monitor contraction patterns. The sensor-package helps monitor as well as count contractions accurately from home. The sensor also tracks the average frequency and duration and the pattern of contractions.

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“These grants allow us to further develop and validate our prenatal wearable platform for labor detection (preterm and term) and remote fetal monitoring, the two areas of greatest concern especially for high-risk moms.”CEO Eric Dy

How does it work?

Pregnant women can place the contraction tracker on their stomach via an adhesive strip. Once attached, the wearable device can be synced to Bloomlife’s mobile app. On activation, the device shows the uterine activity on the mobile app. It can also show ‘contraction patterns’. An ultra-low-power noise circuit tracks the fetal ECG and fetal movement.

The planned research study will take place during the next two years. The research grant was released by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program.


Postscapes: Tracking the Internet of Things

Sequans and STMicroelectronics Introduce New LTE Tracker Platform to Connect and Locate Objects Everywhere

Sequans and STMicroelectronics Introduce New LTE Tracker Platform to Connect and Locate Objects Everywhere

CLOE to be demoed at Mobile World Congress Americas.

Sequans Communications S.A. and STMicroelectronics today introduced CLOE, a new LTE-connected tracker platform based on the integration of Sequans and ST technologies.

An acronym of Connecting and Locating Objects Everywhere, CLOE combines the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies of two industry leaders into one comprehensive platform that simplifies the development of LTE-based IoT tracker devices for the full range of vertical markets, including logistics, consumer electronics, and automotive.

Specifically designed and optimized for OEMs and ODMs to add IoT tracking capability to their product offerings, CLOE integrates Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip and ST’s Teseo III Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip for industry-leading communications and satellite-based tracking performance

Antonio Radaelli, Infotainment BU Director, STMicroelectronics, said:

“CLOE targets multiple vertical markets with best-in-class performance for all of the important tracking measures: battery life, location accuracy, reachability, mobility, and reporting periodicity. ‘Componentizing’ ST’s navigation technology and Sequans’ LTE modem technology makes CLOE an ideal platform to build trackers of all types—anything a developer can think of.”

“The tight integration of ST’s latest-generation Teseo chip with our Monarch LTE chip results in a power-optimized, cost-effective, all-in-one solution to speed new IoT tracker devices to market in a very short time,” said Danny Kedar, VP of Sequans IoT business unit. “CLOE delivers ultra reliable LTE connectivity with ultra low power consumption, and high performance GNSS and accelerometer performance, including lowest Time To First Fix (TTFF).”

CLOE Key Features

  • Turnkey cellular tracker solution for OEMs and ODMs, anywhere in the world
  • Chipset integrates PMU, LTE, GNSS, memories, and MCU
  • First-to-market, operator-certified
  • LTE Cat M1/NB1 dual-category
  • Covers all worldwide LTE bands with a single hardware design
  • Industry-leading GNSS accuracy and Time To First Fix
  • Support for autonomous or server-based Assisted GPS (AGPS) for optimal Time To Fix
  • Designed to address multiple track & trace segments, including:
    • Logistics
    • Consumer electronics
    • Automotive
  • Optimized for low power consumption and cost
  • Modular design includes GNSS, cellular connectivity, MEMS; can be expanded to include other sensors, Bluetooth, and/or Wi-Fi.

CLOE is designed and optimized for production based on a full bill of materials (BOM) that includes LTE, GNSS, accelerometer, power supply, battery management, LED, and button management. The modular design enables copy/paste and optimizes BOM cost. CLOE is easily customizable.

CLOE will be demonstrated live at Mobile World Congress Americas, San Francisco, September 12-14, at Sequans’ stand N.501 in the north hall. CLOE will be offered by both Sequans and ST, and availability is scheduled for Q4.

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Orange provides IoT connectivity to Yepzon’s wearable tracker

Orange provides IoT connectivity to Yepzon's wearable tracker

Supports global expansion plan for 100,000 Yepzon locator devices. Seamless Orange IoT service available in 220 countries and territories.

Orange Business Services is supporting Yepzon Group’s global ambition with a new three-year agreement for worldwide IoT connectivity and SIM cards for 100,000 locator devices.

With headquarters in Finland, Yepzon Group develops wearable technologies and smart-clothing applications. It has quickly evolved from a bright idea to a successful international business in just three years and is now heading for the global market.

Yepzon Group’s wearable locator device uses Bluetooth, GPS and mobile network technologies to provide accurate location information through a mobile application for iOS, Android and Windows phones. The Yepzon locator is targeted at a range of different applications that boost safety and peace of mind. They include monitoring elderly relatives, locating family pets or tracking the location of various types of equipment.

The Orange IoT service provides tangible business benefits for Yepzon. They include: seamless SIM card ordering, simple activation and tracking through a dedicated portal; one price per SIM card regardless of location; and scalable connectivity reaching 220 countries and territories.

“A reliable IoT communications infrastructure, global presence and an attractive business model are key to our global expansion and further success,” says Otto Linna, CEO, Yepzon Enterprises. “Orange is our partner of choice to support our growing business because of the company’s international footprint and IoT and analytics expertise.”

Helmut Reisinger, executive vice president, International, Orange Business Services, says:

“Yepzon’s intention to increase safety for millions and make the technology available for the benefit of families and loved ones around the world, as well as its ambitious growth plans, clearly call for a reliable and trustworthy global partner.”

“We are very happy to have been selected as their provider of choice and help enable their global ambition.”

The Orange Business Services IoT connectivity service is part of Datavenue, a modular IoT and Analytics solution. To enable advanced analysis and decision-making, the Datavenue solution encompasses the selection of actual objects, their reliable and secure connection, and management of data. A global team of more than 700 Orange data scientists and engineers design and develop these innovative services. Orange already supports over 12 million B2B objects across a variety of sectors, including Automotive and Transport, Smart Cities, Industry and Manufacturing and Daily Life (smart home, healthcare and wearables). Datavenue reaffirms the Orange commitment to supporting businesses with their digital transformation. The Yepzon wearable trackers are also sold by Orange Luxembourg.

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