Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Thundercomm and Microsoft launch plug-and-play asset tracker

Steve Rogerson
May 21, 2019

Teaming up with Microsoft, California-based Thundercomm has introduced plug-and-play asset tracking using LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity.
Thundercomm, a provider of smart device hardware and software, has teamed up with Microsoft to introduce the Azure IoT certified plug-and-play Turbo X asset tag device. This device helps users locate, record and conduct data for asset tracking with on-demand frequency and low power consumption.
The tag includes a multimode cellular IoT core module based on a Qualcomm chipset platform. Built-in GNSS, which supports GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou, and wifi module allow geolocation indoors and outdoors.
The device supports LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity, low power consumption and low-bandwidth networks, allowing the device to gather and process data at the edge then send important and effective information to the cloud directly, making the whole process cost-effective and easy to use.
With certification by Microsoft Azure IoT, developers or users can deploy the devices into their IoT projects and manage the information through Azure IoT cloud without writing a single line of codes.
With increasing demands for high-value property inventory with positioning, tracking and managing in industries such as logistics, medical, electrical and luxury, Turbo X helps simplify and overcome the complexity faced with IoT project development as well as improve processes by optimising the efficiency and utilisation of enterprise assets.
"Thundercomm is dedicated to providing IoT powered by 4G LTE and 5G telecom technologies," said Larry Geng, chairman of Thundercomm. “We are excited to work with Microsoft to enable customers to improve the management and utilisation of their valued assets in an intelligent and effective way.
Turbo X will be available for order towards the end of this year.
Thundercomm, headquartered in Silicon Valley, is a joint venture between Thunder Software Technology and Qualcomm (Guizhou) Investment. It was established to accelerate innovation in the IoT and automotive industries, providing one-stop products powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms. It has capability in operating systems including Android and Linux, and a broad software and on-device AI technology portfolio.