Super-thin and ultra-low-power tracker



Joint development delivering compact solutions for logistics IoT applications.

Samea Innovation, an IoT connectivity specialist has worked with Nestwave, a global technology leader in low-power geolocation for the IoT, and the antenna innovator Ignion to develop a super-thin, re-usable logistics tracker with multi-year battery life.

Global cellular + GNSS in a slim & light package.

Global accurate tracking of individual items such as postal packages and letters has long been a challenge, where small size lightweight designs with long battery, life is crucial. Maximizing battery life and minimizing volumetric space occupied for a high-performance global cellular and GPS solution was the design focus of the new ThinTrackTM device.

“High-performance, ultra-compact antenna solution, which covers the global cellular and the GPS connection in just one antenna component, and technical support were key considerations when we chose Ignion.”
– Sébastien Amiot, CEO, SAMEA Innovation

THE SOLUTION: Ignion’s TRIO mXTENDTM delivers multi-radio connectivity saving battery life.

Samea, Nestwave and Ignion have developed an ultra-compact tracker, combining GPS and LTE-M/NB-IoT in a single antenna solution. This advanced location solution delivers a fast satellite connection and short “Time to First Fix (TTFF)”, ensuring low power consumption. Designed by Samea, experts in integrating radio functionality into space-limited designs, the device measures only 82 x 35 x 3mm and weighs just 13g. The device is built around Nestwave’s NestCore IP and the Sequans GM02S module combined with Ignion’s ultra-slim and multiport TRIO mXTENDTM Virtual Antenna® component allowing operation on a miniature battery with multi-year autonomy, optimized GPS and global cellular connection, including an embedded SIM.
The ultra compact size of ThinTrackTM leverages many other market segments from asset tracking, luggages, tools and goods tracking and protection.