u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced today that its LARA-R3121 has received a 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and Web site covering IoT technologies.
The u-blox LARA-R3121 module comprises a single mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning engine specifically designed for IoT and M2M devices. LTE modem, GNSS and module technology were all developed in-house at u-blox. The versatile LARA-R3121 is ideal for IoT applications including smart utility metering, connected health and patient monitoring, smart buildings, security and video surveillance, smart payment and POS systems, as well as wearable devices, such as action cameras.
“We are delighted to receive this award that highlights u-blox’s commitment to develop innovative solutions for the IoT market,” explained Andreas Thiel, u-blox co-founder and executive VP, Cellular Products & IC Design. “LARA-R3121 is the only cellular module comprising a LTE Cat 1 modem and a GNSS engine, with complete module hardware and software all developed by a single supplier. With our focus on the IoT market, we bring an ‘IoT first’ approach to silicon design.”
“The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine to machine market today. It is my honour to congratulate u-blox for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution.
“It is my pleasure to recognise LARA-R3121, an innovative solution that earned u-blox the 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from u-blox in the future.”