Ensuring the safety and security of our loved ones is a basic human need. Personal and pet trackers provide new ways for people to stay connected to those they care about. By relaying real-time data to family members or other caretakers, these devices enable the safety of the wearers, whether a schoolchild, elderly person, hiker or pet, and bring peace of mind to those close to them.
Personal and pet trackers can save lives. During stressful events, when we lose visibility of a person or a pet we care about, this technology enables people to locate their loved ones quickly and easily. It provides alerts when people or pets leave a designated safe place or go missing and give the exact GPS location and regular location updates in order to instantly and accurately pinpoint their whereabouts. With geofencing capabilities, a geographic region can be defined with alerts once a person or pet has left the specified area. Additional logic, built into these devices, also enables the tracking and monitoring of health, activity, behavior, and more.
Personal and pet trackers’ functional capabilities require highly optimized hardware which offers low power connectivity and location transceivers to enable low power consumption and long battery life, in a small package for greater comfort at an affordable cost.
Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipsets are ideal for personal and pet trackers since they are designed from the ground up to enable ultra-low power consumption and feature a HW based security engine with GNSS functionality and an integrated SIM in a miniature-sized SiP.
Sony’s Altair chipsets have a small form factor which enables a compact device that can easily be placed on the person or pet and can be removed when needed. Sony’s Altair highly integrated ALT1250 chipset has a small footprint yet holds all the components needed, enabling miniature module sizes as small as 100mm².
Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipset provides low-power, wide-area connectivity - maintaining the device’s low-power consumption and enabling long battery life, while offering essential data and location tracking of people or pets in real-time.
Choosing an integrated SIM enabled chipset means choosing out-of-the-box connectivity for cellular IoT applications. Deploying connected devices becomes faster and easier, there’s no need to connect to a local wireless network, like Wi-Fi, or use Bluetooth to provision the device. The device connects autonomously, straight out of the box.
Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipset provides the first and only security architecture approved by tier 1 operators, with built-in security designed from the bottom up. In particular, the ALT1250 LTE-M & NB-IoT cellular IoT chipset offers highly secured communication, while OTA upgrades keep the tracker relevant and secure for years after installation.
At Sony Semiconductor Israel, we are committed to our customers’ success. Bringing years of cellular IoT experience and a commitment to offering the highest quality, we provide the optimal cellular IoT chipset for a comprehensive personal and pet tracking solution.