Cat 1 module with 2G fallback delivers optimal performance

31-07-2020 | U-Blox | Subs & Systems

U-blox announced that going forward, DOT Telematik und Systemtechnik GmbH’s ultra-robust, solar-powered X-Rayl Solar Pointer logistics tracker will feature the U-blox LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem with GSM fallback and positioning capability.

The tracker is among the very few that never require its batteries changed. Designed explicitly for container and cargo tracking, with a centre on rail transport, the telematics box was created to withstand harsh handling, while giving a robust asset-to-cloud data link to communicate telematics and other sensor data, reporting temperature measurements, movement, and door openings in real-time.

“We were impressed with the quality and reliability of u-blox’s SAM-M8Q GNSS receiver. After evaluating the LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem with 2G fallback, we decided to source our tracker’s cellular modem from u-blox as well. u-blox has proven to be a highly reliable partner, delivering high-quality solutions that add value to our products,” says Philipp Tarter, CEO of DOT.

“We’re very pleased that DOT chose to design our LARA-R211 LTE Cat 1 modem into the latest edition of their solar tracker. The telematics market is one of our key markets and we are proud to be part of such a highly competitive cargo tracking solution,” says Drazen Drinic, Principal Product Strategy Cellular Product Center at u-blox.

By Natasha Shek