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This isn’t GPS. This isn’t Wi-Fi, BLE or Cell-ID. This is C-LoC. Here’s how we’re able to deliver businesses visibility indoors, outdoors, and across geographies. 

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How It Works

Polte’s patented Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology enables Polte to deliver the Polte Location API, which can be leveraged to drive accessibility for businesses wanting to track greater quantities of a wider range of assets. All Massive IoT devices leveraging the Polte Location API for asset tracking are what we refer to as Powered by Polte. Polte can position cellular connected devices anywhere in the world, on any NB-IoT, Cat-M, LTE or 5G network, in a variety of wide and local area environments.

Following Polte IoT Cloud (PIC) account creation and setup with assistance from our support team, the user will attach the Powered by Polte device(s) to the appropriate assets.

1. No additional infrastructure needed. Each device collects information from surrounding cellular infrastructure – even if it is indoors, inside a vehicle, or enclosed in a package, without a dependency on carriers

2. The device then compresses and sends a small data packet to the PIC, offloading complexity from the edge to the cloud rather than taking a hit on battery drain or exposing the device to security risks. Because location isn’t calculated on the Powered by Polte device itself, it is left less susceptible to common device-based attacks than those relying on GPS or Wi-Fi. 

3. The PIC calculates location using patented super resolution-based algorithms in real time, within the Polte LMF (Location Management Function). With more than a decade of working through perfecting our algorithms and mitigating multi-path issues, this aspect is the core of what we do. 

4. The user is then able to access their asset’s location, management controls, notifications and more either through the PIC, or easily integrated with another third party interface. Polte provides cellular continuity to seamlessly track an asset with high precision wherever it is needed on the warehouse or factory floor as well as after it leaves the building, providing uninterrupted visibility over the wide area network as it is transported to its next destination.

Using a unique “edge to cloud” architecture, the Polte Location API enables both the most secure and accurate cellular location possible.

Click here to learn more about the types of location services we offer within the Polte Location API.

Manufacturers are offering hybrid devices that are running Polte as part of the cellular stack with cloud location, but they also offer Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. However, those are actually secondary technologies because they’re not universal. The most important thing is the asset context and its lifecycle, and that always comes down to universal first.

Keith Day Principal Consultant, GTM Strategy.tech

See what Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) looks like for IoT.