Weekly Newsletter – September 2018 – Week 2

//Weekly Newsletter – September 2018 – Week 2
Weekly Newsletter – September 2018 – Week 2 2018-10-01T16:12:44+00:00

SqwidNet recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the Enabling Technology Leader in the LPWAN industry

We are proud to announce that we have been recognised as the ‘Enabling Technology Leader in the LPWAN industry’ by Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan and their global team of analysts and consultants, as part of their ongoing research, identifying companies that continually invest in new technologies to deliver a unique and superior customer experience, or invest in technologies that enhance a vast array of applications.

They have undertaken extensive research relating to the industry in which SqwidNet operates in. Against the backdrop of this research, Frost & Sullivan has recognised SqwidNet as the Enabling Technology Leader in the LPWAN industry.



The A-TRAX is a Sigfox Ready device that is specifically designed for the monitoring and Tracking of Moveable Assets. The ruggedized sensor device which incorporates GPS and Accelerometer allows for the real- time tracking of assets. Unlike basic tracking devices, the A-TRAX device incorporates BLE functionality that is able to distinguish between the authorized and unauthorized use (Alarm Event).

Device Information

– Rugged enclosure – various colour options available

– Small form factor (60mm (L) X 40mm (W)

– Integrated antennas

– Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery

– Optional Wireless charging.

– Optional SOS Alert Button

General Information

– Long-range real-time Communications
– Simple installation – various fitment brackets available
– Small dimensions

Alert Types

– Battery state notification
– Tamper detection alarms
– Authorized access alerts


  • Vehicle Tracking
  • Trailer Tracking
  • Plant/Equipment Tracking
  • Bicycle Tracking
  • Bin Tracking
  • Pallet Tracking


  • Optional API access
  • Optional mobile application
  • Optional web-based data platform
  • Optional 24-Hour remote device monitoring

DME Oyster

The Oyster is a compact, rugged GPS tracking device that has been designed for tracking containers, trailers, skip bins, and other assets where super-long battery life is required without sacrificing the frequency of updates and performance. The Oyster has built-in antennas for GPS reception and for Sigfox communication, a 3D accelerometer, a high-performance GPS that can track both GPS and GLONASS satellites simultaneously and flash memory for storing non-volatile information.


  • IP67 Rugged weather-proof housing
  • Fully powered by 3 AA consumer batteries
  • Up to 7 years tracking on Sigfox low cost network (once daily)
  • Small, Compact and easy to install and conceal
  • Configure by USB cable
  • Optional visualisation platform

For further information, please contact Andre Blignaut: andre@digitalmatter.com

Case Study

DFA SqwidNet Smart Manhole Case Study

SqwidNet – Kruger National Park Report

Visiting the Kruger National Park for our planned site build was both a challenging and major learning experience for the team and I. We had the rare opportunity to take in the serene nature and wildlife while working, which definitely beats the city’s hustle and bustle. We were also educated about the effects of rhino poaching by the brave rangers who fight every day to preserve an important member of our Big Five.

The location of the site we were building on was at the peak of Shabeni Mountain. So with our equipment in hand, and the rest in the helicopter, we made our way up ready to get the job done. It was a tough day out on site but with team work and dedication, we were able to get the thumbs up for our build at the Shabeni site.

Author ~ Karabo Dialo (SqwidNet Intern)