The DY1 is compact battery-powered GPS 4G Cat-M1/NB1 is perfect for mounting to small assets or in a concealed location. Available in 2G or 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoT.
The 4G Modem allows for very-low power operation, and a compact size. Even with the small AAA batteries, up to 3 year’s battery life is achievable!
Tiny Form Factor
The DY1 measures just 85 x 63 x 24 mm! Enclosed in the housing is the GPS and Cellular antennas plus the 3 x AAA battery holder.
The compact 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!
4G Cat-M1/NB-IoT Modem
The DY1’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 DY1. 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 DY1 to still have excellent battery life (up to 3 years) on just 3 AAA batteries!
The DY1 uses bank-level AES-256 device authentication and data encryption to ensure that your data is kept private and secure.