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Smart living – when IoT offers a luxury lifestyle

In his 1995 nonfiction book, “The Road Ahead”, Bill Gates had revealed features of his house, equipped with massive electronic devices. Using sensors and wearable technology, guests of his house were able to change the lighting, music and temperature in a room. This works with the help of an electronic pin that is placed on the guests’ clothes when they enter the house. There were also speakers behind the wallpaper in every room to ensure that you can take your music with you to any room in the house. For the late 90s, it seemed likely downright revolutionary.

But thanks to advancement of technology and pervasive coverage of Cellular IoT, such features are now affordably available for the middle-class citizens as well. Nube’s mission to transform our life into “Smart Living” basically means making Smart House products accessible, available and most importantly affordable for everyone at any place, anytime. Nube has started with “LP Gas Level Meter” to make life comfortable for people in Mexico.

Nube is an IoT global solution provider, focused on developing and implementing transcendental technological solutions to solve problems in industries and our communities. Our solution is comprised of three core technology stacks: TaaS (Telemetry as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service). This architecture enables data readings from the LPG tank to be transported via our platform to our software, using any available cellular network,” said Mr. Chris Gnanakone, CEO & Co-Founder of Nube. “During our go-to-market phase we faced several challenges related to a lack of robustness and consistency in the connectivity. Before rolling out, we set our primary technical goal to find the right module that could guarantee a powerful and stable connectivity for our device. The BG96 Quectel module was a perfect fit in terms of performance and pricing.”

Bases on Qualcomm’s MDM9206 modem, BG96 is global multimode Cat M1, NB-IoT and EGPRS module with integrated GNSS. It supports FDD LTE frequency bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28, TDD LTE Band 39 (for Cat M1 only) as well as EGPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz. BG96 offers a maximum data rate of 375Kbps downlink and 375Kbps uplink, fully compliant with 3GPP R13 of LTE Cat M1 and Cat NB1 specification. Thanks for proven success stories in different IoT verticals, BG96 is ideal for a wide range of applications such as Smart Metering, Asset Tracking, AVL, Health and Vending Machines. It features ultra-low power consumption and provides pin-to-pin compatibility with Quectel LTE module EG91/EG95, Cat NB1 (NB-IoT) module BC95, UMTS/HSPA module UG95 and GSM/GPRS module M95.

LTE-M and NB-IoT coverage and penetration are gearing up in LATAM and Mexico is at the forefront, promising new and incredible Use Cases to hit the market. Equipped with five Cellular LPWA modules already in mass production and a dozen in the pipeline, Quectel has become an undisputed LPWA module market leader in a global scale. As our LPWA modules support various fallback scenarios, Quectel‘s customers are now able to connect any connectable THING in the world, wherever a mobile signal is found,” said Mr. Ricardo Simon , Quectel Regional Sales Director Latin America. “I feel that ordinary people today live much better life than a super-rich in old time, probably better than kings. I would mainly give credit to the developments of science and technology for our good life today. I believe IoT will play a key role in forming a future smart world with every valuable thing being connected to Internet and remotely monitored or controlled. This will lead to a society of unprecedentedly higher operation efficiency, thus it will be a much safer, happier, very less labor-work and more convenient world!”