Ultralow-throughput/power consumption technology will be utilized by the telematics giant to enable seamless connectivity during travel in rural areas
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that Spireon, North America’s leading connected vehicle intelligence company, will leverage CAT M connectivity for its massive telematics customer base running on the Curiosity™ IoT platform.
"When we launched Curiosity IoT, we signaled the importance of it being a flexible, connectivity agnostic operating environment that would meet the unique needs of every client and every possible IoT application," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development at Sprint. "With our long-time partner, Spireon, set to leverage CAT M technology for their millions of connected vehicles, we are further delivering on that promise. The need for lower power connectivity to maximize battery life, while enabling seamless coverage for travel in rural areas, is critical for fleet management and transportation applications."
"Our vehicle intelligence solutions are business-critical for customers in the automotive, fleet and transportation arenas, so network connectivity must be reliable and efficient," said Kevin Weiss, CEO at Spireon. "Sprint has been a great partner in bringing our FleetLocate® solution to thousands of fleets of all sizes across the country, and we’re excited to begin shipping CAT M devices for our GoldStar™, Kahu® and FleetLocate® solutions running on the Sprint network."
Curiosity™ IoT: Ultimate Access Flexibility
Curiosity IoT, which includes a dedicated, distributed and virtualized core, built together with an operating system, is engineered for devices to connect to the platform through a variety of technologies for seamless coverage. From LTE CAT 1, CAT M, WiFi, Bluetooth, LoRa, LoRaWAN, satellite to coming 5G connectivity and more, Curiosity IoT is flexible and prepared to tackle explosive IoT growth and needs worldwide.
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Spireon, the vehicle intelligence company, is the leading provider of aftermarket telematics solutions in North America. By equipping cars, trucks, trailers and other mobile assets with GPS devices and sensors, Spireon turns any vehicle into a connected vehicle. Award-winning products GoldStar, Kahu and FleetLocate deliver 24x7 asset visibility and actionable insights to auto dealers, lenders, transportation companies, service fleet managers, rental car companies and consumers to increase safety and productivity, boost profits and protect assets. Spireon’s NSpire IoT platform powers all Spireon solutions, supporting nearly 4 million active subscribers and processing more than 1 billion data events each month. Learn more at www.spireon.com.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.