Meet us at hi Tech & Industry Scandinavia in Herning for a great talk about IoT!

We are attending this year’s hi expo in Herning the 5th-7th. October 2021.  Come by for an exciting talk about the opportunities using IoT and experience several live IoT solutions at our stand.

You can find us in Hal G at stand 5645. You can also set up a meeting with our business developer, Mogens Durup Nielsen, at +45 30 98 41 40 or mdn@xtel.dk.

 

Get a free ticket to the expo by using our invitation code hi-20594 here:
link for free ticket 

 

We look forward to meeting you!

 

 


Telia and the project industrial IoT with 5G have organized a joint event for companies that are curios on 5G.

How to get started with 5G in your company focuses on the opportunities with 5G, and how it creates extra competitiveness and innovation in companies.

There will be interesting presentations from Telia, AAU and Aguardio – and our business developer, Mogens Durup Nielsen, will be speaking about 5G within industrial IoT.

Through the presentations and discussions, you can get concrete information on how you can move forward with 5G/ioT regardless of the stage your company is at.

The event is free and you can attend both physical and virtual. Read more about the event here

When: 29. oct. from 15:00 – 17:30
Where: Dandy Business Park, Lysholt Allé 3, 7100 Vejle or virtual via streaming
Price: Free
Registration: Here

Project industrial IoT with 5G is supported by Industriens Fond.

 


In Denmark, we are slowly coming out of the Corona crisis with the gradual reopening of the society, where everyone now is waiting to see the economic consequences of the crisis and the closure, not only of Denmark, but globally. China is a few months ahead of us, hereby we can see some economic trends that we can lean on. Cf. Dansk Industri, it is seen both after the SARS virus in 2003 and the current Coronavirus that the companies having performed best are companies with a clear digital business model and willingness to adapt.

Through Genstart NU – Viden i anvendelse nu, an initiative made by Industriens Fond, we have had the opportunity to offer our innovation process to 18 selected companies in Denmark which a desire to realize their digital potential, but with lacking funds to do so. Industriens Fond finances the process and we make our IoT platform, Moviot, available. Thereby, companies have the opportunity, through a limited and focused process, to clarify their opportunities to optimize their business and create new business models – something we undeniably believes will be a clear and comprehensive need after this crisis.

The free innovation process:

The first step is to get to know your business and products. We will meet up and review your current business, business models, products and strategies. Here we begin to uncover your thoughts on increased digitization in your business; whether it is about developing existing products or developing new products or business areas.
We help define how IoT can strengthen your business and a possible business model that supports the IoT opportunities we have located. We take a closer look at how IoT can be integrated into current systems, for example by using our IoT platform, MovIoT, and where we see new possibilities that may be developed in simple prototypes.
At the end of the process, we look at what we have gone through as a starting point for further dialogue. Here we will review the collected data and new perspectives, make a review of proposed new business models, and finally, help with a concrete innovation plan for further work with IoT – including providing an estimate of a development budget and the new business opportunities.

The offer runs from June 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021. Companies wishing to participate can contact Xtel Wireless for further information:

Call +45 30 98 41 40 or mail: mdn@xtel.dk

For more information about Industriens Fond’s funding opportunities, visit www.genstartNU.dk

Read more about our IoT platform, MovIoT, here


With the introduction of the 5G network, network operators have started to switch-off their 2G and 3G networks around the world. The phase-out poses massive challenges for solutions using 2G or 3G for collecting data from companies’ products. What to do with these products when the infrastructure suddenly no longer exists?

We have already seen several phase-out of both 2G and 3G e.g. in the US, who by the end of December 2021 are switching-off their last 2G network whereas, in Japan and South Korea, 2G is no longer available. In the US, 3G will, at the very latest, be shut down in 2022. In Europe, 3G will be phasing out in the beginning of 2025 before 2G which will be available until the end of 2025. For an overview of the phase-out, see the illustration below.

Kort over nedlukning af netværk

This will be a major challenge for IoT and M2M companies since 2G and 3G are among the most applied technologies in devices today. The devices are used for e.g. automatic reading of measurement data, GPS positions and data from machines that are sent home to the companies. In Denmark alone, approximately 1,8 million devices are connected to the 2G or 3G network, and even 2-3 times more in the other Scandinavian countries.

When AT&T was switching-off their 2G network in 2017, around 70% of San Francisco’s busses and trains disappeared from the NextMuni system map, tracking real-time vehicle locations and predicting arrival times, which resulted in users no longer being able to see the arrival times. All companies, with implemented Internet of Things solutions relying on the 2G or 3G network, will soon face a similar challenge.

To handle the phase-out of 2G and 3G, companies must develop or purchase and implement modules that can support the future infrastructure. This ensures data can continue to be sent from devices and products. This also means, that if companies do not start planning and implementing a transition within a short period of time, it can result in major business disruptions and problems for their customers when the critical IoT platforms suddenly no longer receive data and thus do not function as expected.

The good news is that 2G/3G is being replaced by new standards, that unlike the old ones are optimized for IoT devices. In addition, several benefits and improvements can be reached when migrating to these new technologies – NB-IoT and LTE-M.  A 5G standard that already today works on the current 2G/3G/4G-networks.

NB-IoT is mainly used for data transmissions with low bandwidth, where LTE-M is used for larger amounts of data including video and voice. The two technologies greatly secure the future of devices since the device itself can choose the most optimal network based on the amount of data to be sent.

If the devices are battery-powered, the 4G solutions are no longer the most optimal but still NB-IoT/LTE-M as this technology is designed to precisely operate and hold battery for a long time. The technology can advantageously also be applied to devices with a fixed supply since the degree of penetration for the devices is significantly higher than when using 4G/5G.

The NB-IoT/LTE-M standard itself is future-proof as well since it, in addition to be a part of 5G, also is a part of the, on drawing bord, 6G which provides technology insurance on +20 years.

Today, we are already seeing a wave of conversion of elder technologies including 2G, 3G and WiFi migrating to NB-IoT/LTE-M due to these technologies provide significantly better options in relation to battery operation, wider reach, greater penetration and last but not least a very simple setup and configuration. It is of course expected to increase as the closure of the 2G/3G network approaches.

NB-IoT & LTE-M benefits

  • Low power consumption – approx. 10 times as long battery life as 2G/3G/4G
  • Can send signals from a concrete cover, well or sewer
  • Wider reach than 4G
  • The devices are cheaper than 4G devices
  • Future-proof standard – both 5G and upcoming 6G
Logo NB-IoT
Logo LTE-M

Moviot website

Our product platform Moviot does now have its own website with the purpose to simplify all the possibilities with Moviot.

Moviot is a complete and well-tested IoT platform. The platform ensures that we can focus our resources to be on developing what is unique for your product since we have already developed all basic elements which can be used across many products. Hereby you can quickly get started with IoT.

Moviot’s IoT setup consists of a unique NB-IoT/LTE-M device, efficient Bluetooth sensors and simple installation and monitoring apps.

 

We have developed two different concepts:  

Moviot Core

  • A basic range of technology modules, which can be customized to your project.
  • Typical production companies with the desire to implement IoT functionality to their existing products and digitalize workflows.

Moviot One

  • A completely unique IoT solution
  • Typical product companies where details in the production are optimized in relation to functionality and in larger productions where the investment can result in lower production price.

We hope you like our new website. If you have any question, comments or suggestions, you are more than welcome to send them to us at: mdn@xtel.dk


After three days at IoT Weel, we can conclude that the world is ready for IoT!!! Many companies are ready to get started with implementing IoT in their products and their business to gain benefits from the large business potential.