Lund, Sweden, 10 October 2018 – Qoitech and Ercogener are pleased to announce that its EG-IoT range of IoT devices has been tested by Orange over the LTE-M (Cat M1) cellular network technology, with Qoitech’s Otii solution validating its energy saving potential. This easy to deploy technology from three partners, which allows low energy consumption, will be demoed throughout IoT Solutions World Congress (Barcelona, 16th-18th October 2018) at Orange’s booth (E511).
Qoitech’s engineers together with Ercogener´s engineers will be available on the Orange booth to demonstrate the difference of energy required by the 3G and LTE-M EG-IoT. Specifically, visitors will see how connecting through LTE-M with a Category M1 device is more efficient and requires significantly less energy than connecting over a 3G network.
The availability of LTE-M services will enable new applications, such as worldwide asset tracking, remote monitoring, and control with secure and reliable operation. By demonstrating that LTE-M with Cat M1 is more than twice as efficient as 3G using EG-IoT modules, it will allow these devices to operate without maintenance and battery change for longer. The energy profile of any IoT device can easily be verified in a development environment and in the field using the Otii solution. The combination of the Orange network, Ercogener’s advanced connectivity technology and the Otii solution gives OEMs easy access to powerful tools for building out the IoT.
“The EG-IoT modules are rugged, waterproof and shock-resistant, making them ideal for external environments. As they operate over both cellular and LPWAN networks it is the ideal way to show the energy savings customers can achieve using our technology,” commented Ludovic de Nicolay, Sales and Marketing Director at Ercogener.
The coverage, bandwidth and low latency that LTE Cat M1 will bring to the Massive IoT (MIoT) will drive demand for autonomous, intelligent devices that can be deployed and left to operate without maintenance for many years. Using Otii, developers can accurately profile the energy used to connect over different networks, using various radios, and choose the solution that best meets their application’s needs.
“Working so closely with Orange and Ercogener has shown us how important and useful accurate energy profiling is in the Massive IoT,” said Vanja Samuelsson, Founder of Qoitech. “The Otii solution gives developers at every point in the stack the ability to verify energy consumption in a ‘real world’ environment, enabling faster and more agile product development.”
The demonstration, showing the Otii solution, will be available on the Orange booth throughout IoT Solutions World Congress for visitors to analyze. Qoitech’s and Ercogener’s engineers will also be available to explain the full benefits of energy profiling and how the Otii solution can accelerate product development in the IoT based on EG-IoT devices.
Qoitech AB is a Sony Group company bringing to market the Otii solution a comprehensive toolkit for energy optimization of devices within IoT, Internet of Things. Otii was envisioned by a team of developers at Sony Mobile Communications, leveraging twenty years’ experience in developing energy optimized devices for the global telecom market. Otii launched in Europe in July 2017, and is one of the new businesses established within the Sony acceleration and incubation program in Europe. Otii is used by a growing number of developers committed to creating energy-efficient and sustainable IoT devices.
About Sony Mobile:
Sony Mobile Communications’ strategy for 2020 outlines an increased focus on 5G smartphones and IoT business. Innovation and new business solutions are continuously evaluated and taken to the market. The Otii solution is delivered by Qoitech AB, wholly owned by Sony Mobile Communications
Ercogener has been one of the leading companies in IoT and MtoM fields for more than 35 years and has always remained at the cutting edge of technology, distinguishing itself with new IoT solutions: EG-IOT dedicated to harsh environments. These products can be used in many applications: geolocation, alerts, predictive maintenance, remote control, secure access, etc. Ercogener can rely on its geographical presence with products sales in more than 50 countries and on ZeKat Group which is defined as “a bold and committed group who aim at performance with humility” to boost its development.”
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