Tiny Form Factor
The Yabby measures just 85 x 63 x 24 mm! Enclosed in the housing is the Wi-Fi module, 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT modem, cellular antenna and a 3 x AAA battery holder.
The tiny size means it can be attached to any number of assets such as:
Pallets, beer kegs, bikes, animals, livestock and parcels.
Conceal it in trailer lights, hide it in bags, the possibilities are endless!
Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS)
Even the very best GPS will not work indoors. The Yabby uses a Wi-Fi ‘sniffer’ to scan for access points and determine the signal strength of each one. This information is then used to triangulate a position which is typically accurate to 100 feet / 30m in metropolitan areas. And this can all be done in typically less than 3 seconds, using a lot less power than a typical GPS fix.
A game-changer for tracking – Track where GPS won’t.
This makes the Yabby Wi-Fi a perfect fit for indoor environments such as:
Warehouses, underground carparks, and heavily built underground environments.
4G Cat-M1/NB-IoT Modem
The Yabby’s 4G modem is compatible with both Cat-M1 and Nb-IoT networks – enabling great new benefits. Traditional cellular network specifications (like 4G LTE Cat 9/12) are designed to provide high speeds and bandwidth – to enable smartphone users to stream videos and facilitate other data-intensive activities.
IoT devices don’t need this type of bandwidth and are typically trying to solve other problems. These IoT devices require
- Small data messages typically at low data rates
- Long Range
- Low power to allow for long battery life
- Low cost – to facilitate the deployment of many millions of them
The LTE Cat-M1 and NB1 specifications allow the cellular modem (uBlox SARA R4) to be simpler and smaller, and in turn the Yabby. In our testing, we have measured that our new Cat-M1 devices use anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 of the power of our 3G devices to perform a data upload. This allows the Yabby to still have excellent battery life (up to 3 years) on just 3 AAA batteries!
The Yabby uses bank-level AES-256 device authentication and data encryption to ensure that your data is kept private and secure.