ATLANTA and PERTH, Western Australia, Jan. 12, 2023 – Digital Matter, a global leader in GPS and IoT hardware development, today announced that it has been selected as the recipient of the “Global IoT Innovation Vendor of the Year” award in the 7th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today.
Digital Matter designs, develops, and manufactures the largest range of battery-powered IoT asset tracking devices in the market, with support for several connectivity and location technologies. Digital Matter’s breakthrough solutions are trusted by some of the largest telematics businesses, system integrators, enterprises, and network operators around the world.
Last year, the Company released the next-generation versions of their battery-powered device range, offering significant improvements in battery life and performance, in addition to introducing new and critical device features into the market.
Leading the industry in lower-power operation, the next-generation of these devices, including Yabby3, Oyster3, and Remora3, feature a “deploy once” battery life – utilizing approximately 1/5 of the power of many current GNSS solutions to offer over 10+ years of battery life on user-replaceable batteries. This significantly reduces OPEX costs for businesses.
Additionally, the Edge range of devices (Yabby Edge, Oyster Edge) has also introduced indoor/outdoor location technologies and advanced cloud-based location solving. Where many traditional GPS tracking devices calculate their position on-device, which requires significant power consumption, the Edge range intelligently scans for location data and sends this to the server for processing.
“This incredible award from IoT Breakthrough demonstrates our ongoing commitment to quality engineering and expertise in low-power design. This means that ultimately our devices perform better, last longer, and are easier to manage. As such, we are constantly evolving and upgrading our technology. It’s our responsibility to evolve along with the constantly accelerating IoT space,” said Ken Everett, CEO and Founder, Digital Matter.
“For instance, in an increasingly complex and globalized logistics environment, an important upgrade in our device range was the ability to roam across Mobile IoT networks, LTE-M and NB-IoT. Roaming support has enabled critical asset-level visibility and traceability in regional and global supply chains, where historical technologies were limited in their ability to provide near real-time visibility as assets move around the world.”
The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from companies all over the world.
“As one of the highest-growth segments in the IoT market, the IoT asset tracking industry is evolving from simple tracking only, into low-value, high-volume markets. This growth is in part enabled by considerable breakthroughs in IoT asset tracking technologies,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “Digital Matter is leading the way by supplying and supporting scalable, and secure devices. Their versatile range of asset tracking hardware along with the largest portfolio of integration-ready battery-powered asset tracking devices – across a range of connectivity technologies – truly sets them apart. We’re thrilled to recognize the Digital Matter team as our 2023 ‘Global IoT Innovation Vendor of the Year!’”
Digital Matter also supports asset tracking deployments over LoRaWAN®, having released the next-generation versions of their LoRaWAN asset tracking device range in early 2022. Over the last two years, the company has worked closely with Digita Oy, Finland’s LoRaWAN network operator, to develop an industrial IoT position sensor for power line sag detection and power pole condition monitoring.