Digicore announces arrival of New Oyster Global Asset Tracker next month
What’s new? It boasts 4G Cat 1bis & 2G Fallback in Global IoT Asset Tracking
At Digicore, our commitment has always been to present the forefront of technology to our valued clients in mining, construction, and logistics. We are proud to announce the addition of a pioneering solution to our established portfolio of asset trackers: the integration of 4G Cat 1bis with 2G fallback connectivity. This hasn’t yet been released, but is coming in September 2023.
Filling the Global Coverage Gap:
As industries evolve, so do connectivity needs. As 2G and 3G networks gradually sunset, many businesses are adopting the LTE-M (Cat-M1) and NB-IoT networks. They bring with them significant benefits such as extended battery life, deeper penetration, and enhanced performance. Yet, their global reach has limitations.
4G Cat 1bis comes into play right here, ensuring asset visibility seamlessly bridges those regions where LTE-M or NB-IoT might be stepping stones.
4G Cat 1bis: Crafting a Seamless IoT Experience:
Standard 4G or Consumer LTE is not new, boasting coverage for almost 89% of the global population. The 4G Cat 1bis advances this standard, adapting it perfectly for IoT devices with its single antenna design.
2G Fallback: The Reliable Backup:
In some parts of the world, 2G networks still reign supreme. By blending 4G Cat 1bis with a 2G fallback:
- Extended Reach: Our devices assure global coverage, never missing a beat even in regions where 4G Cat 1bis is taking its first steps.
- Uninterrupted Connectivity: Transition between 2G and 4G networks happens seamlessly, guaranteeing consistent asset tracking across varying network landscapes.
- Forward-Thinking Approach: As we bid adieu to 2G networks, our devices are geared up for the 4G era, eliminating any major disruptions or the necessity for upgrades.
Adding to Digicore’s Renowned IoT Asset Tracking Range:
We’re thrilled to incorporate devices like the Oyster Global and Remora3 Global GPS into our trusted lineup. With their impressive ‘deploy once’ battery life, they exemplify the commitment to efficiency and reliability that our clients expect.
Leveraging our expertise and these latest additions, Digicore continues to simplify and optimize asset tracking. To explore how these innovations can elevate your operations, reach out to the Digicore team. Let’s navigate this evolving world together, connected and smart!
Ublox LENA R8 Modem operates on all major global 4G Cat 1bis and 2G bands
Supported 4G Cat 1bis bands:
|SIM Size & Access||Internal Nano 4FF SIM|
|GNSS Module||Ublox LENA-R8001M10|
|Constellation||Concurrent GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou|
|Tracking Sensitivity||-148 dBm cold start / -159 dBm hot start|
|*Location Accuracy||~1m CEP, GPS, -130 dBm|
|GNSS Assistance||GNSS ephemeris data for greater sensitivity and position accuracy|
|Low Noise Amplifier||GPS signals are filtered and boosted by a SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) allowing operation where other units fail|
|Cell Tower Location||Cell tower location fallback for positioning when GPS can’t get a fix|
*Positioning accuracy specifications are provided by the GNSS supplier and reflect ideal conditions. Device configuration, installation, environmental conditions, augmentation services, and many other factors may lead to variations in positioning accuracy.
|Input Voltage||4 – 16 V DC|
*Average current in lowest power configuration
|Safety||Reverse Polarity Protection|
|User-Replaceable Batteries||3 x AA. Batteries not included.|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium (LiFeS2) or Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC)
*Please dispose of Lithium batteries in a safe and responsible manner
|*Battery Life Estimates||Once Daily location updates – 8+ years
Movement-Based location updates – 4 years
Hourly location updates – 1.5 years
*Pending full energy profiling. Battery life estimates are influenced by several factors including temperature, installation and orientation of the device, the frequency of location updates, network coverage, sensor integrations, peripherals, accelerometer settings, and more.
MECHANICS / DESIGN
|Dimensions||108 x 86 x 30 mm (4.25 x 3.39 x 1.18″)|
|Housing||Non-branded housing for optional white-labeling|
|IP/IK Rating||Ultra-rugged and waterproof IP68 housing ensures the device can withstand impact, fine dust, and brief submersion|
|Installation||Compact and concealable. Multiple installation options for covertly and easily securing the device to assets with screws, bolts, cable ties, rivets, and more. Stainless steel screws provided.|
|Operating Temperature||-30°C to +60°C – For operation in extreme temperatures use LTC Batteries|
|3-Axis Accelerometer||3-Axis Accelerometer to detect movement, high G-force events, and more|
|Diagnostic LED||Diagnostic LED indicates operation status|
|Flash Memory||Store weeks of records if device is out of cellular coverage. Storage capacity for over 29 days of continuous 30-second logging.|
|On-Board Speed and Heading||Current speed and heading is reported with each position update|
|On-Board Temperature||The device reports internal temperature which provides an indication of ambient temperature but may not always be precise|
|Adaptive Tracking||Configure parameters to send updates based on set time intervals or when movement occurs. Adaptive tracking technology detects when the device is on the move and increases the update rate, providing detail when you need it while conserving battery when stationary.|
|Battery Life Monitoring||‘Battery Low’ and ‘Battery Critical’ alert levels|
|Geofence Alerts||The server can use device location to create geofences and alerts if an asset enters or leaves designated locations|
|Geofence Download to Device||Geofences can be downloaded directly to the device for enhanced location-based actions and alerts. Maximum of 100 Geofences with up to 100 points per geofence.|
|Impact Detection||Configure impact-detection alerts when G-forces are exceeded by a user-defined threshold|
|Rotation Counting||Keeps a count of the number of rotations of the device about the Z axis|
|Run Hour Monitoring||Capture run hours based on movement to understand and optimize asset utilization|
|Sleep Mode||Stationary devices enter sleep mode until movement occurs to conserve battery life and optimize data usage|
|Theft Recovery||Switch to Recovery Mode in the case of theft or loss to activate real-time tracking for asset retrieval|
|Tip Detection||Define a range of angles that constitutes a ‘tipped’ state and configure alerts|
|Flexible Configuration||Configure device parameters such as position update rate, movement and accelerometer settings, and more to fit any tracking application|
|Device Management Platform||Manage, monitor, configure, debug, update, and restart devices remotely from our cloud-based device management system|
|Configuration App||Configurable with DM-Link provisioning tool|
|Third-Party Integration||TCP Direct or HTTPS Webhook|
|Data Security||Military-level AES-256 Encryption from device to Device Manager to protect the integrity and confidentiality of telematics data. Data forwarded to third-party systems is sent via HTTPS for end-to-end security.|
|Manufacturer’s Warranty||Two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Exclusions apply.|