Taking IoT Connectivity to the Next Level With Quectel and Ubidots

Ubidots is proud to announce an official partnership with Quectel, the leading connectivity-enabler for the world of IoT thanks to its trusted portfolio of modules and the recent introduction of its global connectivity service. This partnership brings together two prominent IoT brands and opens up the possibility for future joint projects.

From small modules to global impact, Quectel is an IoT solutions provider that in a little over ten years has managed to position itself as one of the most important companies in the IoT world thanks to the quality of its connectivity products and services, and its exhaustive support.

With close to 27% market share in the cellular IoT modules market, chances are you've interacted with a Quectel-powered device today.  Likewise, many IoT solutions powering our industries are able to relay data to the cloud thanks to Quectel.

Quectel’s portfolio focuses on connectivity and has three major categories. Front and center are its broad and renowned offer of modules, which includes cellular, LPWA, Wi-Fi, GNSS and Smart (these ones bring together previously separate functionalities). Altogether, their modules cover IoT’s connectivity essentials and are widely trusted.

Another category of Quectel’s products are their high-performance antennas, which can be an important complement in a connectivity setup to boost a wide range of solutions. Quectel’s antennas fit different applications, mounting options, combinations, and environment requirements with both embedded and external solutions.

And finally, complementing Quectel’s portfolio is their recently introduced connectivity service that is poised to greatly simplify and accelerate product rollout thanks to the consolidation of IoT modules and connectivity into a single point of provision. Launched to customers in EMEA —and with plans of further expansion later in 2022— Quectel provides 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and Cat M connectivity thanks to their partnership with some of the most trusted mobile network operators in the world.

But Quectel stands out not just for its products and services, but also thanks to their extensive support. Having some of the largest local teams of field application engineers in the industry, Quectel offers 24/7 global support either online via the website, portal or email, or can even visit you on-site if required.

For instance, it is precisely this 360-degree support that is one of the things appreciated the most by S4IoT, a Mexican company that uses Quectel modules to provide solutions to monitor (among other things) urban, vertical gardens that contribute to the reduction of CO2 that goes to the atmosphere.

By connecting sensors to the cloud through NB-IoT and CAT M1 thanks to Quectel, they relay the data to the last component of their solution: Ubidots. From there, they keep an eye on how the watering system of the gardens is working, which results in less plants dying, less water wasted and less money spent on maintaining the gardens. Learn more about this use case here.

And it might be the last component of the solution, but not because it’s any less important than the rest. Ubidots can be seen as the place where data and solutions come to life. Receiving all the data generated by devices and sensors, Ubidots turns monitoring into a simple and intuitive task thanks to its comprehensive visualization tools and its drag-n-drop dashboards.

Nonetheless, Ubidots isn’t just a data visualization platform, but an application enabling platform that allows you to deploy a full-blown IoT business: from one account you can create multiple independent, white-label organizations that can be thoroughly customized and accessed by different users whose roles can be defined.

Also, since monitoring is all about staying ahead of issues and acting on data, Ubidots has an events module that can be granularly configured so that you receive alerts, right when you need them, in the form of SMS, emails, calls or messaging app’s notifications.

Lastly, Ubidots also comes with a very convenient reports engine that makes the process of summarizing weeks’ or months’ worth of data easy and thorough. With the option of choosing within different file formats, the reports can be programmed to be sent through email recurrently so that everyone is always up to date with the operation.

About Quectel and Ubidots

Ubidots is a low-code IoT development platform for engineers and developers without the time or energy to build an entire, production-ready IoT application themselves. From device-friendly APIs to a clean UI for end-users, Ubidots provides the essential building blocks to bring you faster to market, without having to hire an expensive team of engineers to develop and maintain a customized solution.

Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of over 4,000 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS and WiFi/BT modules, antennas and IoT connectivity. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (603236.SS), our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT across the globe.

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About Cristina Botero

Every IoT project is different, and Cristi knows it. She’s in charge of prospecting new market opportunities enabled by IoT and working hand-in-hand with partners to make the projects come true.