Sigfox teams up with China-based IoT maker Queclink on stolen-vehicle trackers
China-based IoT manufacturer Queclink is adding Sigfox-based IoT connectivity in its stolen vehicle trackers. The two companies have struck a deal to “uncover [the] hidden potential of IoT”, they said, by launching more products with different form factors and applications.
Queclink has launched a new tracking device, the GL52S, that integrates Sigfox-based ultra-narrowband IoT connectivity. The GL52S is resistant to signal ‘jamming’, said Sigfox, a technique commonly used by thieves to get by vehicle trackers and to interfere with key fobs.
The Sigfox cell in the GL52S device offers four-year standby time, the company said. “It is an ideal covert device for vehicle and static asset tracking, as it combines Queclink’s deep expertise in designing battery-powered asset trackers with the Sigfox network that features low energy consumption, cost effectiveness and scalability.”
Ajay Rane, vice president of global ecosystem development at Sigfox, commented: “Sigfox and Queclink are delivering compelling IoT solutions to SVR customers that leverage core competencies of both companies such as jamming resistance, innovative design, value priced small form factor devices, and industry leading global coverage for asset tracking and recovery.”
Alejandro Patino, vice president of global sales at Queclink, said: “The addition of Sigfox in our asset trackers adds significant advantage – resistance to jamming. This allows Queclink’s current and potential SVR customers to gain an even bigger lead in combats against auto theft. Our partnership with Sigfox is aligned with Queclink’s commitment to continuously creating smarter IoT solutions through technical innovation and partnership.”