Digital matter, a low-power GPS and IoT hardware developer, announced its latest indoor/outdoor battery-powered asset tracking solution named Oyster Edge, had received the IoT Evolution Asset Tracking Award for 2022. IoT evolution is a well-known publication covering the IoT sector.
The Oyster Edge also functions as a Bluetooth Low Energy Gateway, allowing the device to track location and critical assets in transit. It also tracks assets while in storage and scans for asset condition data from a variety of Bluetooth sensors, that include temperature, humidity, movement, and various other conditions.
The Oyster Edge also can scan for small or low-value assets through Bluetooth tags, such as pallets in a trailer.
Designed for ultra-low power consumption, the Oyster Edge features cloud-based location processing and can operate reliably on 3 AA user-replaceable batteries, for 10 years. This time frame would also depend on how the device is configured and over saves significant operating costs which would have gone into recharging or replacing batteries often.
Some of the features in the Oyster Edge
- GNSS(GPS/BeiDou) Wi-Fi AP MAC Address Scanning and Cell Tower location for indoor and outdoor asset management
- Bluetooth 5.2 Gateway for tagged asset management
- Battery life for up to ten years, with only 3 AA standard batteries
- Cloud-based location solving (versus on-device) saves significant power resources
- Can track on-the-move assets and has an automatic sleep mode for when the tags are stationary
- Critical and Low Battery alerts
- IP67 rugged and waterproof enclosure
- LTE-M / NB-IoT Connectivity
- Military level AES-256 Encryption from device to OEM server
For more in-depth information on the Digital Matter Oyster Edge Asset Tracking solution, see the Oyster Edge product documentation.
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