Nikken Lease deploys u-blox modules to track rented pallets

u-blox positioning and cellular module technologies are being used in Nikken Lease’s Transeeker solution to track the location of rented plastic pallets

Nikken Lease deploys u-blox modules to track rented pallets

Japanese firm Nikken Lease has harnessed tapped u-blox’s positioning and cellular modules and chips for its new trackable pallet called Transeeker. Each Transeeker pallet is equipped u-blox’s cellular UMTS/HSPA(+) LISA-U200-62S module and u-blox 7 standalone GNSS EVA-7M module for accurate tracking

For the first time, Nikken Lease is offering its GNSS enabled reusable plastic pallets as a rental service. “When we designed Transeeker, we wanted to ensure that we could locate a pallet precisely and retrieve it nationwide at low costs for our customers,” said Mr. Tsumura, Director Planning of Nikken Lease. “u-blox is just the right partner with excellent product performance and unique features such as CellLocate.”

Embedded in Transeeker, the LISA-U200-62S of the LISA- series is equipped with CellLocate, u-blox’s proprietary hybrid positioning technology enabling stand-alone location estimation based on surrounding GSM/UMTS cell information in conjunction with GPS positioning data. The module also offers worldwide W-CDMA(UMTS) and GPRS/EDGE coverage, and an easy migration to u-blox GSM/GPRS, CDMA and LTE modules.

Also found in Transeeker, the EVA-7M single GNSS module the u-blox 7 positioning engine (receiving GPS, GLONASS, QZSS and SBAS signals) and delivers high sensitivity and minimal acquisition times in the ultra-compact EVA form factor.

“This collaboration with Nikken Lease should help us strengthen our position in the Japanese market as a key player for IoT applications,” explained Tesshu Naka, country manager of u-blox Japan. “We are looking forward to more collaboration with Nikken Lease.”


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