Ingenu Partners with u-blox to Bring Global ISM Band IoT Modules to Market
Leading supplier of communications and positioning products announces significant roadmap investment in RPMA technology
CTIA Super Mobility, LAS VEGAS – September 7, 2016 – Ingenu Inc., the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and u‑blox (SIX: UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable the next generation of Ingenu’s patented RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology to serve global opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
The two companies have agreed that u-blox will develop and manufacture products supporting RPMA technology. RPMA is a low-power wide-area channel access method used exclusively for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication on the Internet of Things (IoT). And, because RPMA utilizes the globally available 2.4 GHz ISM band, one radio module can serve applications throughout the globe, providing the scale and cost benefits to enable partners with a profitable option to bring IoT solutions to market. The u-blox modules feature extended temperature range and will allow for simple integration of positioning services.
“u-blox is highly regarded in the wireless module market, and this partnership will open a range of possibilities for our technology,” said John Horn, CEO, Ingenu. “Ingenu’s collaboration with u-blox will further the success we have realized in the IoT space, and will provide our valuable partners with significant advantages to develop solutions based on RPMA technology.”
With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u‑blox develops and markets wireless modules and semiconductors for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. The u-blox nested form factor allows customers to maintain form factor and software continuity to easily upgrade their products with each new generation of modules. u-blox is focused on connecting devices to the Internet of Things and optimizing applications for machine-type communications, which enhances the synergies of the partnership between the two companies.
“The demand for low-power, wide-area network technologies is growing across the globe,” said Andreas Thiel, executive vice president and co-founder of u-blox. “We believe that Ingenu has superior technology to support growth of unlicensed spectrum technologies, and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership to address the needs of this market, while continuing to maintain our leadership position in developing products for the licensed spectrum.”
Launch of the first module is expected in Q4 2016.
Both companies will be exhibiting at the CTIA Super Mobility show taking place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, September 7-9, 2016. Please visit u-blox at booth #4845 and Ingenu at booth #5849. For information on CTIA Super Mobility, visit www.ctiasupermobility2016.com/ or @CTIAShows on Twitter.
About Ingenu Inc.
Ingenu™ is building the first wireless Machine Network™, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines only. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with 38 private networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof: enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at www.ingenu.com, or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.
Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. u-blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA.