u-blox and Arvento launch vehicle tracking system to deliver high levels of positioning sensitivity and accuracy

u‑blox, provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and Arvento Mobile Systems launched Tuesday its new imt.x1 vehicle tracking system, which is highly differentiated from other vehicle tracking devices. It uses a 6‑axis Gyro sensor which can sense 3‑dimensional movement caused by emergency acceleration, panic braking and directional yaw and drift. 

With connectivity options including dual CANBus and Bluetooth, the system is also eCall compatible and captures and provides data for accident analysis and other vehicle tracking functions. The system also uses the next generation Arm-based microcontroller.

“u‑blox is more than a supplier,” said Özer Hıncal, Arvento’s general manager. “As a global leader in the IoT industry providing high‑performance IoT modules, platforms, and support services, u‑blox is our trusted solutions partner, working closely with us to address customer demands and issues.”

As for previous Arvento products, collaboration with u‑blox was a key factor in the imt.x1 product development process and the system’s high position sensitivity and accuracy are based on integration of u‑blox’s 2G, 4G and 5G‑ready cellular modules as well as GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) modules.

Last December, u‑blox joined with Arvento Mobile Systems, to develop a compact people and asset tracking device with a long battery life. The Arvento Treyki Mini has eight operating modes, including special settings for tracking kids (with Geofencing), senior citizens (with an integrated fall sensor), and for use in sports, racing, and asset management. It can also be used as an emergency beacon.

The tracker has an onboard positioning receiver, and reports its location using an internal GSM/GRPS modem. It can operate for up to 7 days from its 900mAh LiPo rechargeable battery before it needs to be recharged.

The Treyki Mini relies on the u‑blox ZOE‑M8Q concurrent multi‑GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) module to discover its location. 

This System in Package (SiP) offering is 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0mm, and provides high accuracy with its ability to receive 72 channels simultaneously, from up to three different GNSS constellations. It also offers reliable positioning in challenging environments because it has a sensitivity of –167 dBm and is energy- efficient. Communications for the Treyki Mini are provided by the u‑blox SARA‑G340 dual‑band GSM/GPRS module, whose very low standby power of less than 0.90mA helps extend its battery life. This module also supports firmware‑over‑the‑air (FOTA) updates, enabling Arvento to continue to refine the Treyki Mini after production.

The development of the imt.x1 aligns perfectly with Arvento’s vision and mission as a developer of advanced fleet telematics and vehicle tracking devices and will be available from next month.

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