Borqs launches NB-IoT tracker offering for pets based on Qualcomm’s latest wearable platform

Borqs Technologies, vendor of embedded software and products for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced on Thursday its latest pet tracker device. Debuted at last month’s Asia Pet Exhibition and co-marketed with pet company Daodao Dog, the product utilizes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1200 Wearable Platform and is the initial NB-IoT (NarrowBand IoT) tracker solution for pets.

In addition to accurately locating a pet’s position and generating a pet trajectory, the pet tracker can also set a secure safe zone and send an SMS, email or system push warning if the pet crosses the zone’s boundaries. The tracker is also low-energy — a single charge of the battery can support up to three weeks of use. In low consumption mode, the device has a battery life of up to many months.

Borqs Technologies provides customizable, differentiated and scalable Android-based smart connected devices and cloud service solutions. Borqs has customer recognition as an end-to-end IoT solutions provider leveraging its chipset partner relationships, as well as its broad software and IP portfolio. BORQS designs, develops and provides turnkey solutions across device form factors such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, trackers, automotive IVI, and vertical application devices.

The broadcast tracker also supports multiple bands, including the NB-IoT 850MHz B5 band and 900 MHz B8 band. When the pet environment is unable to reach the NB-IoT band, the tracker will automatically switch to 2G network mode, to ensure that the tracker remains online at all times.

In addition to providing tracking for pets, the device can also provide users with location tracking services for children and the elderly.

The highly-scalable technology can communicate with other IoT devices and network solutions, and can be used as real-time supervision of armored vehicles, prisoners and police cars.

“We are so excited to introduce our new pet tracker product as part of our growing wearable portfolio,” said George Thangadurai, EVP and president of international business at Borqs. “With Qualcomm’s newest chipset platform, we are able to introduce intelligent wearable solutions that allows users to locate, track and protect pets that carry the device.”

“The beauty of this new technology is that it is not only limited to pet tracking,” continued Thangadurai. “From monitoring physical locations to providing physical condition analysis, there are a myriad of uses for families, doctors, enterprises and more.”

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