Examples of partners in the IoT Accelerator ecosystem
Qualcomm’s MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem and Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform is interoperable using the OMA LwM2M protocol, complementing the interoperability on connectivity level with Ericsson RAN. This brings a set of benefits out of the box, including zero-touch onboarding to the IoT Accelerator for IoT devices using the MDM9206, as well as device management and data management functions. The MDM9206 LTE IoT modem is designed as a global multi-mode connectivity solution and purpose-built to provide reliable, optimized cellular connectivity for the next-generation of IoT products and services requiring low bandwidth and years of battery-life. The MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem combines the high reliability, low latency, and voice support of LTE Cat-M1 (eMTC) with the extended coverage and delay tolerance of Cat NB-1 (NB-IoT). It is engineered to allow device manufacturers to support ultra-low power consumption and cost-optimized solutions that cover full range of low data rate IoT applications.
Sequans’ Monarch - Narrowband LTE-M (Cat M1) and NB-IoT (Cat NB1) Single Chip for the Internet of Things and Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform is interoperable using the OMA LwM2M protocol, complementing the interoperability on connectivity level with Ericsson RAN. This brings a set of benefits out of the box, including zero-touch onboarding to the IoT Accelerator for IoT devices using Sequans Monarch, as well as device management and data management functions. Monarch is a single-chip LTE Cat M1/NB1 solution designed specifically for Narrowband IoT applications, including sensors, wearables, and other low data, low power M2M and IoT devices. Monarch complies with the ultra-low-power and reduced complexity feature requirements of the 3GPP release 13 LTE Advanced Pro standard. Monarch achieves a very high level of integration whereby baseband, RF transceiver, power management, and RAM memory are integrated into a tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package, running Sequans carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an OMA lightweight M2M (LwM2M) client, and a rich set of AT commands.
Altair Semiconductor, a subsidiary of Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation, is a leading provider of LTE chipsets. Altair's ALT1250 dual-mode Cat-M1/NB-IoT chipset is interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform, utilizing the OMA LwM2M protocol for easy onboarding and device and data management. The ALT1250 comes with industry-best power consumption, integrated GNSS, MCU and HW-based security, enabling the world’s smallest LTE modules for IoT. Altair's portfolio covers the complete spectrum of cellular 4G market needs, from supercharged video-centric applications all the way to ultra-low power, low cost IoT and M2M. Altair has shipped millions of LTE chipsets to date, commercially deployed on the world's most advanced LTE networks including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Softbank and KT (Korea Telecom). The company's customer roster includes some of the world's leading OEMs and ODMs, such as Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, D-Link, WNC, Sierra Wireless and Murata, as well as the majority of Asian ODMs developing LTE products for global markets.
MediaTek is the world’s 4th largest global fabless semiconductor company and powers more than 1.5 billion devices a year.
The company’s MT2625 NB-IoT SoC (System-on-a-Chip) is interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform using the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Lightweight Machine-to-Machine (LwM2M) protocol, a light and compact protocol for device and data management defining the application layer communication between a LwM2M Server, in Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator, and a LwM2M Client running in MediaTek’s MT2625 SoC.
The MT2625 is a cellular based narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) R14 enabled SoC that will enable ultra-low power and cost effective IoT devices for a wealth of applications ranging through home, civic, industrial or mobile use. Its highly integrated design incorporates an NB-IoT modem DSP, antenna RF and base-band analogue front-end. Other integral components include an ARM Cortex-M MCU with internal RAM, plus Flash, PSRAM, and a power management unit (PMU).
Being a highly integrated platform, the MT2625 simplifies the product design process for partners and manufacturers of cellular based IoT devices, leveraging the latest available technologies for LPWAN connectivity using NB-IoT, as well as device and IoT sensor data management services using the LwM2M protocol for interoperability with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform.
Founded in 1997, u-blox operates in more than 25 countries worldwide delivering leading wireless technology connecting people and devices. The company’s SARA R410M LTE Cat-M1/NB1 module and C030 application board is interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform using the OMA Lightweight Machine-to-Machine (LwM2M) protocol. The C030 application board is an out of the box rapid prototyping solution for IoT applications supporting new LPWA (low power wide area) cellular technologies, such as NB IoT, LTE-M and existing 2G/3G networks.
The board is powered by an integrated, Arm® Mbed™ compatible Cortex M4 host CPU with 1 MB FLASH and 256 kB RAM, leaving ample space for software development and debugging. With its ultra-low power design, it is ideal for applications that require long battery life in a compact form factor. It also enables straight forward development of location-aware applications, based on the integrated u-blox ZOE-M8B GNSS module.
The OMA LwM2M protocol used for interoperability with Ericsson’s IoT-Accelerator is a light and compact protocol for device and data management defining the application layer communication between a LwM2M Server (in the IoT Accelerator) and a LwM2M Client (running in u-blox’s Cat-M1/NB-IoT module and C030 application board). Among other things, the LwM2M protocol enables easy mass registration of devices, auto-detection of sensors carried by the device, and service enablement in ways of read, write and execute resources on the device.
Telit’s xE910 cellular module family is engineered to enable connectivity in products of any complexity with ease. The 28.2 x 28.2 mm form factor is an excellent solution for fixed and mobile applications such as utility metering, home and commercial security, and devices with limited in-region mobility such as POS and logistics terminals. The entire family of variants is fully compliant with LwM2M accredited interoperable with the Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform.
The ME910C1 offers LTE-M 375 kbps uplink and 300 kbps downlink; and NB-IoT 20Kbps (ST), 250Kbps (MT) uplink and 250Kbps downlink. Power saving modes are ideal for IoT applications that require long battery life. The ME910C1 also provides reliable connections even when IoT devices are deep inside buildings or in underground garages and parking. It is available in Japanese, European, Australian, North American specific variants as well as a global version for worldwide deployments.
Telit Module evaluation kits are available, providing a robust, future-proof and flexible environment to streamline application development for all Telit module families, including the ME910C1 family. Enterprises can develop first-pass proof-of-concepts for a new application, including the ability to use critical device management features and implement applications with the in-module AppZone integrated development environment.
Quectel’s BG96 module has support for Cat-M1, NB-IoT and EGPRS, as well as an integrated LwM2M client interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform and LwM2M server. The interoperability brings a set of benefits out of the box, including zero-touch onboarding of IoT devices using the BG96, as well as device management and data management applicable for a wide range of devices for IoT use-cases covering areas like water/gas metering, smart parking, asset tracking, smoke alarms, etc.
IoTerop is a worldwide leader in OMA Lightweight M2M Technology with IOWA, a commercial LwM2M stack interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform and with built-in Security, IPSO data models, Device Management and Firmware Update support. IoTerop provides powerful IoT tools and services that are easily portable to any hardware and operating system, at an extremely fast time-to-market and very low foot print. IOWA is a state-of-the-art LwM2M implementation compliant with Operators’ requirements, and thanks to its powerful API, and literally 10 lines of code, IOWA helps creating a LwM2M/IPSO compliant Connected Object, operating over any networking topologies: 2G/3G/4G/CatM1,NB-IoT, LoRaWAN.
ORing has a wide range of IIoT and smart city solutions, including smart streetlights, alarm buttons, surveillance, etc., underpinned by devices/gateways interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform using the OMA LwM2M protocol over LTE NB-IoT and Cat-M1 connectivity. A set of universal NB-IoT/Cat-M1 gateways for smart sensors and meters are available as well as modules for embedded solutions mounted inside smart meters, vending machines, etc.
Libelium’s Waspmote Plug & Sense! Is a ready to install and easy to deploy sensor device that reduces time to market in any application. It’s designed with a robust waterproof enclosure that simplifies installation and maintenance process and can be factory-programmed saving development costs and time. The Meshlium Gateway has 4G cellular communication and is interoperable with Ericsson's IoT Accelerator using SDK and the platform is market-ready and certified for the main regions of the world. There are 120+ sensors available, with up to 6 sensors per sensor device.
TEKTELIC Communications Inc is a premier supplier of best-in-class IoT Gateways, Sensors, and Custom Applications. These elements can be combined in a network to provide a powerful end-to-end solution that can be easily, quickly and cost-effectively deployed to address the most demanding IoT user requirements. With a growing portfolio of products, TEKTELIC has solutions utilizing various IoT technologies including NB-IoT and LoRaWAN™. These solutions can be deployed in numerous global frequency bands, addressing a wide variety of vertical applications from enterprise and commercial deployments to the service provider and industrial solutions. TEKTELIC provides an advantage to its clients by offering a single source supply for custom IoT product development, providing support from the concept to production phases of the product and application lifecycle. In addition to IoT, TEKTELIC is also a leader in the custom design and development of carrier-grade 3G, 4G and LTE Cellular Radios and Basestations, Small Cells and eNodeB’s which are deployed worldwide through partnerships with Tier 1 Service Providers.
NetComm was founded in Sydney, Australia and have been creating innovative communications devices for over 35 years. They create Wireless IoT products that are designed from the ground up to endure harsh industrial and automotive environments and feature industry leading robustness. The NetComm Wireless NTC-140 is a 4G LTE Industrial IoT Router ideal for high speed applications in harsh environments, interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform using the OMA LwM2M protocol for device and data management. The NTC-140 comes with an industrial grade design, fast and reliable cellular connectivity supporting 4G (LTE), 3G (DC-HSPA+) and 2G (EDGE), advanced multi WAN failover functionality and a Linux based embedded OS with SDK for custom software development.
Disruptive Technologies’ sensing solution makes IoT simple and scalable, interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform. At the core of the sensing layer is the world’s smallest IoT sensor; Disruptive Technologies’ smart wireless mini-sensor is the size of a postage stamp, lightweight and without compromising range or battery life. The mini-sensors can be positioned exactly where needed to gather the most accurate data, directly from the source. The sensors collect and aggregate granular data in real time to enable advanced analytics, trigger automated actions and help customers make informed decisions.
Founded in 1996, MANAS is a leading solution partner and supplier of Prepayment Energy and Water Metering Solutions. The company has a complete range of products including prepaid electricity meters, gas meters, water meters, heat meters and prepayment solution software, and continuing to provide IoT-enabled meters that make utilities and cities smarter.
Interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator using the OMA LwM2M protocol, MANAS’ Aircom NB-IoT lets you remotely monitor energy and water consumption and alarms. Aircom communication modules have been designed for being easily retrofitted and installed on meters already on the field. MANAS has successfully deployed first smart energy and water metering applications in Turkey on a live LTE NB-IoT network featuring longer battery life and deeper coverage compare to GSM, enhanced security and massive connectivity. As an early leader in developing and implementing NB-IoT communication for gas, water, electricity and heat smart meters, the Aircom NB-IoT communication module has already been tested in Egypt, Oman, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France and Portugal with major operator networks.
Wings is a dynamic SME, which focuses on the development of solutions (software and hardware) for various vertical sectors (primarily, water, energy, smart cities and health, food safety/security, transportation/logistics through robotics) through advanced wireless, cloud/IoT, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
As part of the product offering, WINGS brings to market a Smart water meter module that connects to a water meter, retrieves data from the meter and transmits over a NB-IoT or GPRS network using the LwM2M application layer protocol towards Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform for device and data management. In addition to this, and interoperable with IoT Accelerator northbound APIs, WINGS offers the CATARACT (proactive management platform for smart connected water) platform, an innovative water management platform for addressing in a holistic way key water-related cases (e.g. smart metering, supply-demand matching, water quality evaluation, water loss estimation and network efficiency evaluation, leakage detection, and overflow management), using intelligent algorithms and customizable visualization dashboards.
With this complete solution Water Supply and Sanitation companies can enhance their service and experience for the end-consumer while reducing costs. Moreover, consumers are supported, to gain insights on the quality and performance of their water infrastructures. The solution covers and is extended further towards more utilities (e.g., gas, energy).
Smart Sense is a Croatian based IT company that brings value to smart cities informing citizens of the air that they are breathing, as well as to environmental and health agencies who can collect indicative measurements and predict air quality, to telecoms and large corporations who can bring new services to market within their smart city initiatives. Smart Sense’s mission is to help relevant institutions around the world to reduce air pollution and improve human health, environment and climate.
The company’s Smart Sense AirQ is a small, flexible, modular, affordable and easy to deploy outdoor monitoring station which produces indicative air quality measurements validated by the Teaching Institute of Public Health. It uses highly sensitive electrochemical gas sensors and optical sensors for particulate matter, all enclosed in a protective waterproof case. One station can monitor temperature, humidity, pressure, three types of particles and up to nine types of gases.
The Smart Sense AirQ station can be equipped with different connectivity modules including 3G/4G/Ethernet/Wi-Fi/NB-IoT all tested with Ericsson's IoT Accelerator platform using the LwM2M protocol, whereby real-time data is collected and sent to the Ericsson platform. Adding to this, the AirQ central cloud application collects, analyses and saves measured data and according to customer request presents them through the AirQ WEB and mobile app.
Interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator Flashnet has its Flashnet inteliLIGHT®, a street light remote management system that enables automatic ON/OFF and dimming control of every street light fixture in a city. Using LTE NB-IoT and Cat-M1 the solution provides in-depth grid awareness and real-time feedback of any change occurring along the grid. Through dimming and smart scheduling, the system can reduce the energy costs with up to 80% (with LED lamps). Real-time malfunction monitoring and maintenance optimization tools increase light service satisfaction and can cut operational costs with up to 42%.
Dialogic is a leading cloud-optimized solutions provider for real-time communications media, applications and infrastructure to service providers, enterprises and developers around the globe. Based in Parsippany, NJ with 23 offices worldwide, Dialogic works with 48 of the world’s top 50 mobile operators to build and deploy applications and solutions on agile networks.
The company’s DialogicONE is an application integration platform for communications service providers, interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform. The DialogicONE platform enables the creation of differentiated applications that combine operators’ network capabilities with data streams from e.g. cellular based IoT sensor-devices (via the IoT Accelerator platform), as well as web-servers or any system pushing large datasets over an exposed API. By connecting these siloed technologies and ecosystems with DialogicONE events, technology professionals as well as product and marketing teams can create smarter applications and a better user experience.
Interoperable with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator using the OMA LwM2M protocol, Leikr brings a health, security and tracking application. LTE NB-IoT ensures secure reliable connection even where 3G and normal LTE has given up. Whether it is a temporal issue, a chronical decease or close monitored health improvement, the Leikr A.L.L. (assisted ambient life) watch can provide a secure and reliable monitoring of your Life. The Liker A.A.L can connect to virtually any wireless sensor to monitor a specific sets of bio markers.
Skyresponse is an established IoT SaaS company with solutions for real time critical alarm and event handling for IoT applications. The company’s cloud based solution, Skyresponse:system, interoperates with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform through APIs where IoT data from any type of sensors may be collected and refined in the Device and Data Management module and rule engine of the IoT Accelerator platform, creating alarms and events that are exposed to Skyresponse:system. When certain conditions or combinations of sensor data are detected, Skyresponse’s incident response management solution ensures that actions on alarms are taken at the right time, the right place and by the right person using an advanced cascade escalation approach. Example use-cases are multiple, including Care Homes, Advance Industries, or any kind of Alarm Response Center providing professional and localized rescue services.