Municipalities will be among those to benefit, for instance, by equipping garbage collection, street cleaning, and winter maintenance vehicles with the NG800 telematics gateway. Authorities will be able to monitor their vehicles’ activities, itineraries, and status, gathering valuable real-time data that they can leverage to optimize their operations.
The NG800, which combines LTE Cat 4 cellular communication, Bluetooth low energy short range radio, and GNSS positioning with dead reckoning, also features a Molex CMC 48 pin connector to accept wired inputs such as CAN, RS-232, automotive Ethernet 100BASE-T1, and Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX. Housed in a robust IP69-classified case, the NG800 is designed to withstand harsh handling, making it tough enough to be mounted on the vehicles’ exteriors.
“The geographic proximity and the exceptional quality and reliability that one could expect from a Swiss enterprise certainly influenced us in selecting u-blox as our technology partner for this product platform.” says Jürgen Kern, CEO of NetModule. “The practical experience gained during the close technological collaboration in developing the NG800 reassured us that we made the right choice. One could state, two well aligned companies and remarkably complementary product portfolios make natural partners.”
“Not only do they manufacture robust communication products for one of our key target markets, they also add value for our mutual customers, tying in their product know-how, their skills in technological integration, and their vast experience in this application space,” says Philipp Weingartner, Head of Key Accounts EMEA at u-blox.