IoT News Roundup

Cambium Networks unveils radio for collecting sensor data in remote deployments; Verizon buys lighting and IoT company Sensity; Telit rolls out new Bluetooth and location-tracking tech, adds Wirepas support; STMicro introduces LoRa kit for prototyping; goTransverse releases report on IoT monetization strategies.
By Mary Catherine O'Connor

Telit Announces New Bluetooth Radio, Receiver Modules, Adds Wirepas Support
Telit, an IoT product and platform provider, has announced the commercial availability of its BlueMod+S42 Bluetooth 4.2 module, which can be embedded into products (such as sensors, electronic locking systems or lighting controllers) or used in Bluetooth beacons.

The company also released two variants of its multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver modules, the SL869-V3 and the SL869-ADR. Each is capable of tracking and using up to three satellite constellations simultaneously to produce positioning, velocity and time information.

According to Telit, using multiple constellations provides advantages over other receiver modules, by improving the accuracy and processing of weak or blocked satellite signals. The SL869-V3 is intended for applications requiring autonomous navigation, while the SL869-ADR includes embedded support for automotive dead-reckoning (DR) using vehicle odometer and direction (forward or reverse) input signals.

Telit has also announced that it is collaborating with Wirepas, a Finnish software company that has developed a mesh-network protocol. Through the terms of the partnership, Telit has enabled the BlueMod+S42 module to support Wirepas' communication protocol.

Additionally, Wirepas announced this week that venture-capital firms ETF Partners, Inventure and Vito Ventures have invested €4.5 million ($5.02 million) in Wirepas, bringing to €10 million ($11.2 million) the total investment capital that Wirepas has raised million this year.

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