u-blox, will demonstrate its new LTE Cat 1 technology as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth gateway connectivity at the forthcoming electronica, the world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications.
First to be featured is u-blox’s own UBX-R3 LTE Cat 1 modem technology platform, as it is used inside the LARA-R3 module. The module is central in a representative use-case demo of a video surveillance monitoring & control application that shows how LTE Cat 1 supports data rates suitable for video streaming in an M2M deployment.
The video surveillance with bi-directional data streams provides a full end-to-end working demonstration of the UBX-R3 platform. It proves that LTE Cat 1 is capable of delivering data rates to support real IoT use-case applications that require video streaming. The demo also shows end-to-end modem functionality, delivering user data on the uplink for video streaming data and on the downlink for webcam control.
Alongside LTE Cat 1, u-blox will show its NB-IoT waste management demo, which brings together u-blox’s ODIN-W2 gateway and SARA-N2, the world’s first NB-IoT module, running ARM mbed over NB-IoT emulation to the cloud. The demo illustrates business benefits by automatically calculating the optimal route for a waste collection vehicle based on whether industrial waste bins on its route are full or not.
u-blox will also demonstrate the power of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth low energy in an IoT architecture, which includes sensor data collection, flexible intelligent gateway processing, cloud connectivity, and full support for customer code:
In two live demonstrations, the ODIN-W2 will read either temperature or accelerometer sensor data via Bluetooth low energy technology from NINA-B1 -equipped sensors, and simultaneously stream the data via Wi-Fi to an IBM cloud server, allowing for real-time data visualization and analysis.
The third demonstration will display Bluetooth low energy application possibilities using a NINA-B1 Blueprint and a mobile device app. The interaction between the app and module includes turning on/off LED lights, receiving battery level data, as well as showing movement across three axes.