Wirepas and u-blox partner for scalable and easy-to-use industrial Internet of Things solutions

Wirepas and u-blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, have partnered to offer an advanced decentralised radio communications solution (comparable with advanced mesh technology) for demanding industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The IoT industry is still quite young and fragmented, making deployment of industrial IoT applications slow and complex for the end customers. The goal of u-blox and Wirepas is to make large scale, decentralised industrial IoT networks easy to deploy for their customers.

NINA-B1 is a small, stand-alone Bluetooth low energy module, with the latest state-of-the-art power performance. It is targeting several different applications, such as healthcare, connected buildings, manufacturing and telematics. The module has been certified for a range of countries world-wide, thus reducing risk and time to market for customers integrating the module in their devices.

NINA B1
NINA B1

“The NINA-B1 in combination with the Wirepas Connectivity software enables short time to market for easy-to-install, large scale, decentralised industrial IoT applications in segments such as lighting, sensor, asset tracking and beacons,” said Hakan Svegerud, head of Product Strategy, Short Range Radio, at u‑blox.

“We believe that technology should never be the starting point; instead, we should concentrate on business and application needs. As needs evolve over time, so should the technology. Wirepas and u-blox share this core value and that is what makes us stronger together,” said Wirepas CEO, Teppo Hemiä.

Additional information about the u-blox NINA-B1 module can be found at: https://www.u-blox.com/en/product/nina-b1.

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