Nutaq and BeWhere Join Forces to Present an IoT Demo at Mobile World Congress 2018
Quebec, QC, Canada, February 14th, 2018 – Nutaq Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of NuRAN Wireless Inc. (CSE: NUR) (OTC: NRRWF), and BeWhere Holdings Inc. (TSX-V: BEW, OTCQB: BEWFF) are pleased to announce a joint demonstration leveraging the Nutaq LTE-M standalone network to enable BeWhere’s LTE-M devices to be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2018 beginning on February 26th.
Nutaq and BeWhere, a manufacturer of LTE-M and NB-IoT solutions specialized in tracking real-time information on movable assets and environmental sensors, will present a joint demonstration inside the GSMA Innovation City at Mobile World Congress, the largest gathering of the mobile industry which takes place annually in Barcelona. During the show, BeWhere will demonstrate its self-powered M-IoT sensors based on the u-blox (UBXN:SWX) SARA-N2 (NB-IoT) and SARA-R4 (Cat M1) modules and transmit the data through an LTE-M private network established by Nutaq’s flagship test and measurement equipment, the PicoLTE.
This demonstration perfectly illustrates how Nutaq and the u-blox solutions combined can speed up the development and validation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices by enabling testing directly in the developers’ lab. The Nutaq PicoLTE implements a complete LTE-M & NB-IoT network, while the u-blox modules, application boards, and developers tools facilitate device prototyping thus providing a complete ecosystem for developers to test the devices behavior under specific network conditions such as with power saving and coverage enhancement modes.
“The Nutaq PicoLTE has been a great tool for our customers, allowing them to speed up development in an emulated LTE-M or NB-IoT network environment,” said Brad Sherrard, Senior Vice President of Sales at u-blox. “As a leader in IoT connectivity, u-blox has a comprehensive portfolio of modules for LTE-M and NB-IoT networks. As a result, we were able to support BeWhere with the launch of the first M-IoT beacons for Cat M1 networks in North America.”
BeWhere’s state-of-the-art sensors gather and deliver the environmental and situational information that gives visibility into the near real-time status of assets/equipment. Protected by industrially-hardened packaging, they measure location, light, battery, temperature, impact, barometric pressure and humidity from both the environment and the asset itself. BeWhere M-IoT beacons are the first of their kind cellular devices using LTE-M in North America and will be offered at a cost point never seen before, opening a large untapped market.
“Thanks to the Nutaq PicoLTE IoT and u-blox, we were able to test our M-IoT beacons and start troubleshooting before we even set foot in the field. We were able to emulate any of the world’s LTE-M or NB-IoT network directly in our lab, which really helped us speed up our development time to showcase our sensors at this important conference in Europe.” stated Owen Moore, CEO of BeWhere.
The GSMA Innovation City is located in Hall 4 at stands # 4A30, 4A5 and 4A15 of Fira Gran Via in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress from February 26th to March 1st. This event is the largest annual gathering of the mobile industry, with over 108 000 attendees in 2017. BeWhere will be located in Hall 5, Stand 5K28.
Nutaq Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of NuRAN Wireless. Nutaq is a leading provider of advanced digital signal processing (“DSP”) solutions and wireless technologies, including software defined radios (“SDR”). The Company operates three complementary lines of business; Wireless Network Products, Advanced Development Platforms (“ADP”) and Engineering Services.
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BeWhere (TSXV: BEW, OTCQB: BEWFF) is an Industrial Internet of Things (“IIOT”) solutions company that designs and sells hardware with sensors and software applications to track real-time information on moveable assets. The Company develops mobile applications, middle-ware and cloud-based solutions that stand-alone or that can be readily integrated with existing software. Its solutions enable end-users a level of operational visibility that is more easily accessible and significantly easier to implement than in the past.
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u-blox (SWX:UBXN) is a Swiss based company trading at an approximate 1.2 Billion CHF market capitalization. u-blox is a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u-blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (www.u-blox.com)