At a glance
Own all location data
Position your devices without GPS, using cellular technology
Real-time localization at city or district level
Location tracking up to 7 days
The IoT Challenge
Companies need to know where their devices are geographically located (e.g., for asset or security checks). The traditional approach would be the Global Positioning System (GPS). The challenge: It drives up production costs and drains battery levels quickly. Also, GPS requires line-of-sight, meaning devices inside buildings or other containments cannot be located. Since precise accuracy is not required for many business cases, an alternative to GPS is required.
1NCE is a cellular network operator, this allows us to leverage the power of our network to identify your devices’ location – without GPS. Additionally, we store the location history of devices for up to 7 days, so you don’t have to.
Your device is already connected to the 1NCE cellular network via a nearby cell tower. We provide the cell tower location in accordance with local governmental or organizational data privacy regulations.
Cell tower localization is perfectly suitable if you simply need approximate location data.
Our solution also works perfectly as add-on to GPS. In this case, you can send your existing positioning data to the Device Locator, which makes it available alongside the cell-based position data.
How It Works
Your device is connected to our network. We know the location of the cell tower your device is using. We share this information with you because it's your data.
Position your devices without modifications to the hardware or firmware.
Good to Know
Device Locator can also be used as a fallback for existing GPS functionality.
The level of accuracy is sufficient to determine in which city or even district your device is currently located. The 2G protocol is ideal for coarse geolocation use cases down to a city or district level.
How to Use
Connect device to the 1NCE network
Optional: Send your own position data from GPS
Receive location data via API or 1NCE customer portal