U-blox is working with Arvento Mobile Systems from Turkey to develop a long-life, compact tracking device, the Arvento Treyki Mini.
The Arvento Treyki Mini has eight modes of operation, including special settings for tracking children (using geofence) and older people (with integrated fall sensors). It also applies to sports, racing and asset management. The tracker has an onboard positioning receiver and reports its location using an internal GSM / GRPS modem. Its 900mAh LiPo rechargeable battery can run for up to 7 days before it needs to be recharged.
The Treyki Mini relies on the u-blox ZOE-M8Q concurrent multi-GNSS module to locate its position. The module is available in a package size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.0 mm. U-blox says it has high precision because it can receive up to 72 channels of up to three different GNSS constellations simultaneously. It also provides reliable positioning in challenging environments because it has a sensitivity of -167 dBm and is energy efficient.
The Treyki Mini communication is provided by the u-blox SARA-G340 dual-band GSM / GPRS module, and its very low standby power consumption of less than 0.90 mA helps to extend the battery life of the Mini. The SARA-G340 module also supports firmware wireless (FOTA) updates, enabling Arvento to continue to improve the Treyki Mini after production.