In another ipXchange interview with Digi, this time at CES 2024, Guy chats with Bob about the XBee 3 cellular modems and a new complete edge-to-cloud sensor solution that has been created in partnership with SparkFun Electronics.
The XBee 3 modems offer global LTE and Cat 1, Cat 4, or LTE-M + NB-IoT connectivity, depending on the model, and Digi has combined these with a SparkFun development board that can easily interface with a huge number of sensor boards thanks to the Qwicc Connect System.
Additionally, Digi supports this build with a cloud-based dashboard for easy monitoring of all sensor data coming into the system; in this demo, it is most notably the honk of a horn. As David explains, this set up can be used to quickly develop IoT devices for applications such as predictive-maintenance and smart-building systems. That said, the range of sensors offered by SparkFun covers many more applications where Digi’s cellular connectivity shines best, such as smart agriculture.
Follow the link to the dedicated board page to learn more and apply to evaluate this innovative collaboration for use in developing your commercial project.