Telit Adds LoRaWAN™ / BLE Combo Module to its Broad Range of IoT Wireless Technologies

Company also joins the LoRa Alliance™

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of the RE866A1-EU, its LoRaWAN™ protocol, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IoT combo module. With the addition of LoRaWAN technology, BLE and Wi-Fi to NB-IoT, Cat M and to other cellular standards, the company continues to offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of wireless modules that feature a common form factor. Telit’s pin-compatible modules enable integrators to design devices that can be deployed with different variants, leveraging the technology that is best suited to each individual deployment area or use case, both in business and technical terms.

The company has also has joined the LoRa Alliance™, which is an open, non-profit association of over 450 members in the IoT ecosystem. It was initiated by industry leaders with the mission to standardize low power wide area networks (LPWANs) being deployed around the world to enable IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city and industrial applications. As an alliance member, Telit will collaborate to enhance the LoRaWAN protocol, by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability among operators in one open, global standard.

“We are very pleased to have Telit in the Alliance. As one of the leading solution enablers and longest standing players in the IoT space, Telit brings experience and technology that can help meet the needs of the rapidly growing LPWAN market,” said LoRa Alliance Chairman, Geoff Mulligan.

The new module is fully compliant with the latest LoRaWAN standard. It is an ideal solution for public or private networks, smart metering, remote sensing, industrial automation/monitoring and control, wireless alarm and security systems, agriculture, asset tracking, street lighting and smart city applications.

“Enabling IoT solutions from end to end is part of the Telit brand promise. That includes maintaining a strong portfolio of low power modules that is fully aligned with market trends and free of gaps in relevant technologies,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit’s EVP of Products and Solutions. “With the new RE866, a customer can re-use a device and application designed for cellular to create new business opportunities by simply dropping our LoRaWAN protocol module in it, potentially creating a new product, serving a previously unaddressed market or developing a new business model. And the same goes, of course, for our Wi-Fi, and the emerging new LTE Cat NB and Cat M modules.”

Product Detail
The RE866 combo module supports both the unlicensed LPWAN LoRaWAN standard and Bluetooth® Low Energy with NFC capabilities inside the 863-931 MHz band. It offers a long range LoRaWAN radio link as well as different BLE peripheral and central roles. With full over-the-air capabilities, the module can stay current with standards evolution through remote firmware installation and upgrading. It is a natural gateway between BLE sensor devices connected to the module, sending data to a LoRaWAN protocol network. The RE866 is pin compatible with the NE866 (LTE Cat NB) module allowing customers to move from licensed to an unlicensed standard quickly and at little or no cost. It is available in May 2017. Learn more about the new RE866A1-EU module at http://www.telit.com/sr-rf/re866/.

World’s First ‘Internet of Things’ Dedicated Cellular Network Operator, SIGFOX and Telit to Collaborate and Multiply the Number of Connected Devices

New Telit Module to Support Ultra Narrow Band (UNB), License-free Radio Technology for the SIGFOX Network

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services and Toulouse, France based SIGFOX, the first operator of a cellular network fully dedicated to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communications, today announced the companies are to collaborate to increase penetration of the Internet of Things (IoT). The solution is based on a completely new and unique cellular network, which is being rolled out worldwide. SIGFOX’s patented Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology, behind the company’s network makes it possible to operate on unlicensed frequency bands available worldwide and with fewer antennas. The long-range data transmission drastically reduces power-consumption and therefore carbon footprint and maintenance costs. Telit engages the collaboration by working with SIGFOX to develop and quickly bring to market M2M modules certified under the SIGFOX UNB network.

With existing connectivity solutions built primarily to address needs of high bandwidth devices, a large number of business cases and potential candidate users of the IoT find major limitations in pricing, energy consumption and complexity of implementation associated with traditional cellular systems. The SIGFOX network and accompanying Telit OEM module solve this by providing an out-of-the-box subscription-based low-through put connectivity solution at lower prices, with lower energy consumption and leveraging very simple integration. The approach enables a larger global marketplace of connected solutions. By using the eco-friendly, robust, secure, and easy to use network, customers reduce their carbon footprint while benefiting from low prices over the entire connection chain.

“SIGFOX is glad to announce the collaboration with Telit, which will speed up the IoT market growth.” said Ludovic Le Moan, SIGFOX Chief Executive Officer. “This new Telit module combines existing Telit assets with SIGFOX connectivity to provide customers with a cost-effective and low energy consuming long range end-to-end connectivity solution in addition to the existing short range connectivity options, whereby customers can choose between different network connectivity solutions depending on their business or environmental constraints. This new module will benefit from our network rollout, as it will become simple and optimal to connect Telit powered objects.”

“We are excited to contribute a product to this solution. With so many devices unable to connect for cost and power reasons, SIGFOX is a real breakthrough for M2M, “said Felix Marchal, Chief Product Officer at Telit Wireless Solutions.” For the SIGFOX product we are leveraging our extensive experience in power-efficient modules for scalable networksand for battery-operated devices that can communicate in coverage areas of many square kilometers.”

SIGFOX has rollout of its network in France, the Netherlands and Russia. It plans to extend coverage to over 60 countries within five years.

With over a decade of exclusive focus on M2M, reducing technical risk and shortening time to market for OEMs and integrators, Telit is the industry’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. We leverage M2M’s broadest portfolio in cellular, short range and positioning technologies paired with m2mAIR services covering application enablement as well as mobile network and internet/cloud sides of connectivity. Telit products and services are delivered with global support and logistics exceeding exacting requirements from customers large and small. Now innovate!