Industrial IoT News

Industrial IoT Home

Blues Expands Notecard Solutions as Connectivity Demands Evolve

By Alex Passett
October 06, 2023

“Connectivity is the lifeblood of the Internet of Things.”

I first typed that phrase this past April, if memory serves – in a post-pandemic era, I feel like how we remember things timespan-wise is even more relative, but I digress. In IoT and IIoT, connectivity is key. Respectively, enterprises and customers are both keen on this fact.

Let’s focus on the latter, then the former. Hear me out.

In 2023, customers’ demands for reliable connectivity across diverse use cases and real-world environments have driven the need for multiple wireless technologies in order to keep sensors, devices, and services in sync. Real-time data is gathered, and challenging scenarios are hurdled. To ensure everything communicates as it should, a solution that has become widely preferred is LPWAN wireless connectivity, but it isn’t the only one. A push for Wi-Fi and LoRa has been underway for a while, as commercial applications are evolving, often requiring hybrid solutions.

That leads us to the center of this story:


I’ve covered Blues before; in two articles from this past summer, for example, Blues and its quests for enhanced connectivity have taken center stage.

Today’s is no exception.

Blues has announced several new offerings based on Notecard, its flagship product. In line with more pushes for Wi-Fi and LoRa, the offerings tap into both in order to enable “reliable hybrid connectivity, positioning accuracy, and scalable development,” per the official announcement.

  • Notecard Cell+WiFi incorporates both cellular and WiFi out-of-the-box support. Customers can default to cellular and turn off Wi-Fi or vice versa, or enable both to ensure consistent connectivity (location regardless). This low-power, ease-of-use solution is compatible with other Blues Notecard/Notehub products, and it provides expanded international and domestic coverage with enhanced carrier support.
  • Notecard WiFi addresses customers’ demand for another simple, low-cost way to connect localized clusters of indoor devices securely to the cloud.
  • Notecard LoRa, similarly, addresses clusters of devices; outdoor ones, instead. In Blues’ own words, “By packaging LoRaWAN technology in a novel form, this can enable the same ease of use as its Notecard counterparts. It just works.”

And, as we mentioned, it’s great when things just work; when the lifeblood of IoT works.

“Blues understands that multiple connectivity options are necessary to really empower businesses to transform physical products into data-driven intelligent services,” per Jim Hassman, Blues' President and Chief Revenue Officer. “By expanding these Notecard offerings, companies now have the flexibility to optimize their connection method for sending and receiving information between devices anywhere, at any time. Whether our customers are developing ten devices or vastly scaling operations (or have devices located in fixed, remote, or mobile locations), our expanded Notecard offerings are affordable, accessible, and highly customizable.”

Read here or register with Blues for more information.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
Get stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. [Free eNews Subscription]
Related Articles

SS&C's Blue Prism Next Gen Platform Demonstrates More Power through Intelligent Automation

By: Alex Passett    5/9/2024

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. found that enterprises that have used/are still using its SS&C Blue Prism platform saw an ROI of 330%, representing a…

Read More

Healthy Industrial Growth: ABI Research Underpins Demand for Private Cellular IoT/IIoT Connections as Markets Adapt

By: Alex Passett    4/30/2024

According to a new report from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the manufacturing and transportation industries will have the most pr…

Read More

FreeWave Technologies' FGR3-IO Levels Up Businesses' Remote Operations in IIoT

By: Alex Passett    4/25/2024

FreeWave Technologies announced the launch of its latest enhancement for IIoT use cases - the FGR3-IO, designed to elevate the capabilities of 900 MHz…

Read More

A 'Truly Great' Match for IIoT: Avassa and OnLogic Establish Partnership

By: Alex Passett    4/18/2024

Edge management software provider Avassa and industrial computer manufacturer OnLogic have partnered to benefit IIoT use cases.

Read More

Industrial Sectors See a Boost in Adoption of Zero Trust Practices, According to Xage

By: Alex Passett    4/11/2024

A new Xage report dives into various industrial and IIoT-centric sectors improving their security protocols by adopting a variety of crucial zero trus…

Read More