MicroEJ and Witekio achieve geolocation data push through SIGFOX connectivity for IoT devices

The collaboration shows how Witekio can allow manufacturers to successfully integrate MicroEJ technology into their embedded or IoT project

Boston – October 6, 2016 – MicroEJ® and Witekio today announced their collaboration on a solution that uses a connection to a SIGFOX low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) of a geolocation application running on MicroEJ OS and an ARM Cortex-M evaluation board from STMicroelectronics.

This project is an example of a first successful collaboration and an illustration of the global partnership between the two companies. The partnership aims at offering Witekio’s system software integration services to customers choosing MicroEJ products for developing their next generation of cloud connected IoT solutions.

The companies demonstrated a geolocation system that uses a SIGFOX LPWAN to collect and store location data of connected objects. This system includes an embedded device prototyped on an STMicroelectronics STM32F7 evaluation kit running MicroEJ OS and connected to the SIGFOX network through a SigBee radio module. Dedicated embedded applications were developed for MicroEJ OS: a system configuration app, a graphical user interface for live positioning, a system interaction app for triggering position recording through a GPS module, and a data push app for pushing location data over the SIGFOX network. Published location data is stored on SIGFOX network backend infrastructure. Data can be collected and observed on a user-friendly map from a mobile application running on Apple iOS or Google Android tablets and smartphones and connected to the SIGFOX backend.

“This project demonstrates how MicroEJ solutions can be used to create connected and interactive applications for cost-effective embedded and IoT devices in record time thanks to MicroEJ OS and associated development tools,” said Fred Rivard, CEO of MicroEJ. “MicroEJ and Witekio offer complementary technologies and skillsets to support the development and deployment of innovative embedded and IoT customer projects.”

“Witekio is a system software integrator capable of helping customers develop and integrate all their software layers from hardware to the cloud,” said Yannick Chammings, CEO of Witekio. “We enjoy successful collaboration on joint customer projects with MicroEJ on ARM-based microcontrollers and microprocessors. Our companies have complementary expertise and offer complete solution with tools, technologies and integration services.”

Witekio has engineering teams in Europe (France, Germany, and UK), North America (USA) and Asia (Taiwan) and can offer worldwide coverage to MicroEJ joint customers in areas like: automotive and navigation, industry and energy, handheld and mobility, medical and healthcare, smart objects and IoT.

To get a demonstration of the Witekio geolocation application running on MicroEJ OS and using the SIGFOX network, please contact sales@witekio.com or contact@microej.com.

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About Witekio
Witekio has been an industry leader for over 15 years providing software system integration, design, support, and training services to companies seeking world-class expertise in embedded solutions using high-performance architectures. We bring together embedded technology and integration expertise by understanding and analyzing the interactions between the embedded system design and the different software layers. Witekio has a worldwide global sales and support network backed by engineering offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Our mission is to enable the success of embedded systems development by managing technology and integration challenges. Our promise to our customers is to maximize the efficiency of embedded projects, providing expertise, methods and engineering teams that enable flexible, scalable and mature system software integration.

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