Weekly Product News

Telit Cinterion To Sell Its Cellular Automotive Module Unit to Kontron

Telit Cinterion will sell its cellular automotive IoT product business to Kontron AG [KTN], concentrating on industrial and commercial IoT markets.  The transaction includes Telit Cinterion’s complete portfolio of cellular automotive wireless communication modules, ranging from 4G LTE to 5G.  The companies did not divulge financial details.

Contact:  Leslie Hart, Telit Cinterion, (919) 415-1510, leslie.hart@telit.com.

U-blox Module Earns Certification on KT’s LTE-M Network

Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox [UBXN] has announced the certification of its SARA-R510M8S module on the LTE-M network of South Korean telecom giant KT.  The module is 5G-ready and targeted to LPWA IoT applications, such as industrial automation, sensor applications, connected health, metering, asset and vehicle tracking, as well as telematics, the company said.

SARA-R5 module gets certification on KT’s LTE-M network (Image: u-blox).

The module is Microsoft Azure certified and AWS IoT Core qualified, the company said.

Contact:  Natacha Seitz, u-blox, 41 76 436 0788, natacha.seitz@u-blox.com, www.u-blox.com.

Borderless Capital Leads $1.5M Investment Into the Geodnet Foundation To Support Location Service

The GEODNET Foundation has announced a private $1.5M token sale round led by Borderless Capital’s EdgeFi Fund, with participation from IoTeX.  With more than 3000 reference stations online in every continent, the GEODNET network is the world’s largest decentralized Geo-Spatial Reference Network, the company said.  The GEODNET location service offers centimeter location accuracy for such applications as drones, robotic vehicles, augmented reality and IoT/mobile devices.

Contact:  GEODNET, info@geodnet.com, https://geodnet.com.

Advanced Navigation Launches Boreas A Series

Advanced Navigation has announced the expansion of its Boreas digital fiber-optic gyroscope (DFOG) range, with the new A Series.  The Boreas A90 and A70 are inertial measurement units (IMU) that feature automatic gyrocompassing, the company said.

Advanced Navigation’s Boreas A Series (Photo: Advanced Navigation).

The new series features reductions in size, weight, power and cost, the company said. The Boreas range is targeted to marine, surveying, subsea, aerospace, robotics and space markets.

Contact:  Stephanie Qiu, Advanced Navigation, stephanie.qiu@advancednavigation.com, www.advancednavigation.com

Tive Announces New Capabilities For Location Products

Boston-based Tive has announced its customers can now gain an end-to-end view into the location and condition of their shipments, regardless of the mode of transportation, with new features on its Solo 5G trackers, cloud-based platform, and an open API.  Tive customers can now enter air waybill numbers directly into its platform to gain access to the location of their freight.  Customers using Tive for ocean tracking can now tap into GPS coordinates provided by a vessel’s Automated Identification System.

Contact:  Charlie Pesti, Tive, media@tive.com, www.tive.com.

Quectel Rolls Out 4G/5G, LPWA and GNSS Antennas

Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched the YEMN926J1A 5G and YECW000N1A low power wide area (LPWA) antennas.  The company also launched the YEGT000W8A GNSS L1 and L5 antenna.

Quectel launched 5G, LPWA and GNSS antennas this week (Image: Quectel).

The YEGT000W8A GNSS antenna supports the 1164-1189MHz and 1559-1606MHz frequency bands.  With dimensions of 65mm x 45mm, the GNSS antenna is RoHS and IP67 compliant, the company said.

Contact:  Quectel Wireless Solutions, www.quectel.com.

Iteris Wins $1.3 Million Contract

Iteris ITI 0.00 has signed a three-year SaaS agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to use its ClearGuide to enable analysis of traffic data.  The deal calls for LA Metro to have access to ClearGuide, including bottleneck detection and alerts, dynamic maps to support detailed traffic analysis and other tools.  ClearGuide is part of Iteris’ ClearMobility Platform, which monitors, visualizes and optimizes mobility infrastructure, the company said.

Contact:  Breanna Wallace, Iteris, (949) 996-5348, brwallace@iteris.com, www.iteris.com.

Kudelski Grabs DIU Contract

Kudelski IoT [KUD.S] has announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense‘s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to pilot an asset tracking solution for Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE).  Kudelski IoT’s RecovR asset tracking solution has been adopted by car dealerships across North America since its launch in 2021, the company said.  Leveraging its expertise in IoT security, Kudelski IoT has deployed its solution for the DIU at a USAF base, providing real-time location data

Contact:  Cédric Alber, Kudelski Group, (415) 962-5005, cedric.alber@nagra.com, www.kudelski-iot.com.

Liebherr Expanding Leica Geosystems’ Machine Control Systems

Liebherr, with Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems, offers machine control systems for hydraulic excavators ex works.  Liebherr is now extending its range of machine control systems for its Generation 8 crawler excavator models.

Liebherr said it is expanding Leica Geosystems’ Machine Control Systems (Image: Leica Geosystems).

Leica Geosystems’ machine control systems are available in different versions for Liebherr mobile and crawler excavators, the company said.  They include the 2D passive and 3D passive machine control system for Generation 6 and 8, as well as the 2D “3D-ready” semi-automatic and the 3D semi-automatic for Generation 6, the company said.

Contact: Reka Vasszi, Leica Geosystems AG, reka.vasszi@hexagon.com, leica-geosystems.com.

Spire Extends Tracking Agreement With OceanMind

Spire Global $SPIR has extended its agreement with OceanMind to provide real-time automatic identification system (AIS) vessel-tracking data.  Spire has been providing AIS data to OceanMind since 2019, the company said.  By integrating Spire’s suite of AIS solutions, OceanMind identifies suspected illegal fishing globally and delivers actionable insights to enforcement officials, the company said.

Contact:  Sarah Freeman, Spire, sarah.freeman@spire.com.

ProStar Holdings Announces Private Placement

ProStar Holdings has announced a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of as much as $2.5 million.  The offering will consist of as many as 8,333,333 shares of stock at 30 cents per share, the company said.  The company said it would use the proceeds for sales, marketing, research and development.

Contact:  Joel Sutherland, ProStar, (970) 822-4792, investorrelations@prostarcorp.com, www.prostarcorp.com.

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Mobilicom Grabs Order from U.S. Tier-1 Drone Manufacturer

Mobilicom Limited MOB 0.00 said it has received a purchase order from Teledyne-FLIR TDY 0.00 for 120 of its SkyHopper PRO datalink systems.  SkyHopper PRO systems will be integrated into small-sized drones manufactured for the U.S. Department of Defense.  Delivery of the SkyHopper PRO systems is expected later this year.

Mobilicom’s SkyHopper PRO (Image: Mobilicom).

Delivery of the SkyHopper PRO systems is expected later this year.  SkyHopper PRO is designed for commercial and industrial drones, enabling fleet management and operation of autonomous uncrewed autonomous vehicle (UAV) systems, the company said.

Contact: Liad Gelfer, Mobilicom, liad.gelfer@mobilicom.com, www.mobilicom.com.

Topcon Introduces Aptix

Topcon Positioning Systems has introduced Aptix, an integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to optimize how heavy civil construction projects are managed. Aptix integrates Topcon solutions with multiple third-party applications to automate and orchestrate data connections between the office and job site.

Topcon’s new Aptix iPaaS (Image: Topcon Positioning Systems).

Aptix shows, in near real-time, the location of machines with the ability to aggregate as-built data from mixed fleet telematics, the company said.

Contact:  Beth Emmert, Topcon Positioning Systems, (925) 505-4434
bemmert@topcon.com, topconpositioning.com.

Murata Partners With MobileKnowledge

Murata has announced a partnership with MobileKnowledge to integrate MK UWB kits.  The MK UWB Kit RTLS supports the deployment of indoor location systems using Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA).  The combined UWB and Bluetooth LE capabilities of Type 2DK make it ideal for location tags, such as personal and asset trackers, the company said.

Contact:  MobileKnowledge, www.themobileknowledge.com/products.

Vueron Names Cognata as AV Simulation Provider

Lidar perception software provider Vueron said Cognata will provide its ADAS and autonomous vehicle simulation.  The companies say the deal will expedite development and validation of perception algorithms for autonomous driving systems.

Real Truck Meets Simulated Truck: Advancing LiDAR Perception in ADAS and AV with Vueron and Cognata Technologies (Image: Vueron).

The deal allows Vueron to gain access to Cognata’s ADAS and AV simulation software.   Vueron said it has validated the data under various environmental conditions.

Contact:  Shay Rootman, Cognata, shay@cognata.com, www.cognata.com.

Litum Forklift Solution Added to Parts Program

Real-time location systems provider Litum has announced its forklift safety solution will now be included in the UNISOURCE Parts and Accessories program offered by authorized Hyster and Yale dealers.  Litum’s forklift safety solution, the Proximity Detection System, offers safety features designed to help increase both operator and pedestrian awareness to alert or detect workplace obstacles, the company said.

Contact:  Dilge Imer, Litum, 905386810440, media@litum.com, www.litum.com.

Airspace Link Rolls Out Developer Tools

Airspace Link has announced a set of drone developer tools designed to allow third parties to interface with AirHub API.  The AirHub API enables partners to streamline operator workflows, the company said.  The API enhance AirHub API services that provide community and national hazards, risk analytics, routing and more to native drone applications, the company said.

Contact:  Airspace Linkhello@airspacelink.com, www.airspacelink.com.

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  • Telit Cinterion has announced the appointment of Sashidhar Thothadri as chief commercial officer and Neset Yalcinkaya as senior vice president sales, Americas.
  • Korem has named Christophe Charpentier as company president.  Korem said the new president’s main mission is to accelerate growth in the United States, which constitutes 55 percent of its sales.
  • Teledyne Geospatial has appointed Geoffroy Deltel as vice president and general manager.  Deltel will replace Michel Stanier who is moving to an executive business development role within the larger Teledyne Digital Imaging segment.
Geoffroy Deltel, vice president and general manager at Teledyne Geospatial (Image: Teledyne Geospatial).
  • Taoglas CEO Dermot O’Shea has been inducted into the SETU New Frontiers’ entrepreneurial hall of fame.  O’Shea’s inclusion is in recognition of his achievements in growing Taoglas to a more than $100-million business and employing 500 people in 10 global locations, the organization said.
  • PreAct Technologies has named Suresh Subramani as vice president, program management and product planning.
  • Vehicle tracking company Quartix Technologies has announced that CTO Laura Seffino has resigned from the company’s board in order to focus on delivery of its technology roadmap.
  • Phunware PHUN 0.00 made a 600,000-share “inducement grant” to Troy Reisner, the company’s new CFO.


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