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Gemalto IoT system monitors smart objects in real time

Steve Rogerson
February 17, 2016
Dutch company Gemalto has launched LinqUs IoT Quality of Service (QoS) to let mobile operators monitor the cellular QoS of smart objects in real time. This ensures reliable connectivity for IoT and M2M application.
LinqUs provides instant network status and analysis, and immediately highlights any issue by ensuring data are readily available and accessible.
It suits a wide range of use cases, including automotive, fleet management, smart grid, alarm panels and connected PoS applications. Mobile operators can provide their device manufacturer and service provider clients with visibility of network and connectivity performances, facilitating service level agreements and creating a highly effective means of differentiation.
It can be deployed on the operator's premises, or in the cloud for fully outsourced management by Gemalto. Real-time data are gathered via IoT QoS clients embedded in the device. All the information gathered is available via tailored analytics, customer service and service level agreement measurement dashboards. These feature an at-a-glance overview of the connectivity status of an entire fleet of devices, along with reporting and map views.
"Reliable connectivity is the foundation of successful investment in the IoT sector," said David Buhan, senior vice president for Gemalto. "A recent survey highlighted that more than 90 per cent of operators believe they need to extend monitoring of their customers' experience to cover expanding IoT services. LinqUs IoT Quality of Service gives them the ideal tool to analyse performance, demonstrate their capabilities and deliver outstanding levels of service to clients."
At next week’s Mobile World Congress, Gemalto will demonstrate the LinqUs platform’s remote monitoring in real time.
• Gemalto has also launched an M2M Cat 1 LTE wireless module that enables fall-back to 2G in Europe Middle East and Africa and to 3G in North America for areas where LTE connectivity is not yet fully available. The Cinterion device provides LTE connectivity and embedded processing for M2M and IoT applications such as smart metering and tracking and tracing that are not dependent on the highest data speeds but rather require the longevity LTE networks offer.
The module comes with a Java virtual machine adding embedded processing. This eliminates the need for extra processor and memory chips thereby reducing overall cost, complexity and size of IoT devices.
"Available in different variants, the new M2M module extends our fast growing portfolio of next generation LTE products for global use," said Axel Hansmann, vice president at Gemalto. "Sharing a common footprint with the other Cinterion industrial products, this advanced capability module enables easy migration for our existing customers who benefit from the rapidly evolving wireless networks from a single design, and provides our new customers with a simple and cost effective path to the future."