Digital Matter, a leading innovator in IoT solutions, has introduced the Remora3, a cutting-edge cellular IoT asset tracker designed to revolutionize asset tracking with magnetic tamper detection and unparalleled battery life. This rugged and waterproof device is set to transform asset monitoring in various industries.
Advanced Tracking Capabilities: The Remora3 boasts a highly accurate 3-axis accelerometer, enabling precise movement detection, high-G event tracking, tip detection, and rotation counting. It also features a recovery mode for real-time tracking of stolen or missing assets.
Ultra-Rugged Design: Housed in an IP68- and IK07-rated waterproof casing, the Remora3 is built to withstand even the harshest work environments. Its robust construction ensures the device can endure tough conditions, making it a reliable choice for asset tracking.
Power Conservation: Designed for efficiency, the Remora3 excels in power conservation. When assets are stationary, it seamlessly enters sleep mode to conserve battery life, ensuring uninterrupted tracking when needed.
Enhanced Location Accuracy: Equipped with the Nordic nRF9160 low-power System-in-Package (SiP) with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GNSS, the Remora3 utilizes high-precision, low-power GNSS technologies, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS, for precise location accuracy and faster fixes.
Near Real-Time Tracking: What sets the Remora3 apart is its capability for ‘second-by-second’ near real-time tracking. This feature enables extended reporting requirements, including highly accurate speed reporting and monitoring run hours and odometers on mobile assets.
Diverse Use Cases: The Remora3 caters to various applications, including proximity tags, temperature and humidity monitoring, ultrasonic range sensing, and more. For instance, it’s ideal for cold chain monitoring and monitoring the load/unload status of trolleys at airports.
Exceptional Battery Life: Powered by two D Cell Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC) batteries optimized for extreme temperature operation, the Remora3 offers extended battery life. It can perform movement-based tracking for over 10 years or even up to two years for the most demanding tracking needs, thanks to the ultra-low power characteristics of the nRF9160 SiP.
Bluetooth Integration: Additionally, the Remora3 can function as a Bluetooth® 5.2 gateway, facilitating integration with third-party Bluetooth sensors for asset management and sensor monitoring.
Remote Configuration: Digital Matter provides a user-friendly online configuration management platform, ‘Device Manager,’ allowing users to remotely adjust device settings such as reporting intervals, firmware updates, and GPS settings.
Digital Matter’s partnership with Nordic nRF9160 offers low-power cellular operation, supports both LTE-M and NB-IoT, and enables application code integration onto the SiP, eliminating the need for an external microcontroller.
Digital Matter CEO Ken Everett expressed confidence that the Remora3’s exceptional battery life and advanced tracking capabilities would make it the longest-lasting asset tracker in the market.
In conclusion, the Remora3 redefines asset tracking with its rugged design, advanced tracking features, and extended battery life. Its versatility and efficiency make it a game-changer in asset monitoring across diverse industries.
What is System-in-Package
A System-in-Package (SiP) is an integrated circuit (IC) packaging technology that incorporates multiple discrete functions or chips into a single package. It goes beyond traditional chip packaging, which typically encapsulates a single semiconductor die, by combining various components such as microcontrollers, sensors, memory, power management, and more into a compact and cohesive package.
SiPs offer several advantages:
Size and Space Efficiency: SiPs save space on a printed circuit board (PCB) by integrating multiple components into one package, reducing the overall footprint of the electronic device. Power Efficiency: The integration of components in close proximity can lead to shorter interconnections, reducing power consumption and improving signal integrity. Performance: SiPs are designed for specific applications, optimizing performance for their intended use cases. Reduced PCB Complexity: Fewer components mean simpler PCB designs, which can reduce manufacturing costs and improve reliability. Faster Time-to-Market: SiPs can speed up product development by providing pre-integrated solutions, allowing engineers to focus on higher-level design aspects. Higher Integration: SiPs can include a wide range of components, from microcontrollers and wireless communication modules to sensors and power management circuits.
The Nordic nRF9160 SiP mentioned in the provided text is an example of an SiP that combines a microcontroller, LTE-M/NB-IoT modem, and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) functionality into a single package. This integration simplifies the design of IoT devices and reduces their power consumption, making them suitable for various applications, including asset tracking as described in the article.