Blues Wireless is a company that specializes in providing cellular Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and they showed several products featuring the Notecard at Embedded World 2023. The note card is a prepaid cellular module that offers 10 years of service and 500 megabytes of data. It is designed primarily for IoT developers who need to transmit sensor data to the cloud.
During the event, Rob Lauer from Blues Wireless presented a demonstration that showcased how the note card could monitor the movement of an oil and gas pump jack. By using an onboard accelerometer and GPS module, the note card can detect when the pump jack stops moving and send a notification to the cloud. This feature can help to reduce costs by eliminating the need for manual inspections.
This was one of several demos on display, showing its versatility. It can be used as a standalone module or as a co-processor to add GPS functionality to existing projects. Blues Wireless does not dictate the choice of hosts, sensors, or programming languages, although they do recommend using Zephyr. The note card is compatible with almost any sensor and microprocessor and can be programmed to read and transmit data from these sensors to the cloud.
If you want to learn more about Blues Wireless and its products, you can visit the Blues Wireless featured platform to see more projects based on Blues' products, along with purchase and documentation links.