MultiTech’s Developer Kit Used by Twilio for Connected Fleet Monitoring Blueprint

Mounds View, MN (PRWEB) May 23, 2017

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced that its MultiTech Developer kit, comprised of its award-winning MultiConnect® Dragonfly™ and customized development board, will be used in the Twilio-powered Fleet Tracker blueprint for fleet monitoring. Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) is the leading cloud communications platform for building communications applications for global scale.

Twilio has developed a series of IoT blueprints to guide developers in building prototypes of popular IoT use cases. Fleet Tracker is the first in the series and provides vehicle fleet managers with critical information relating to driver performance and data. Such information includes:

  •     Miles driven
  •     Hour of usage
  •     Location information
  •     Average speed
  •     Average acceleration rate / driver aggressiveness
  •     Fuel consumption

"IoT apps have traditionally been more complex for developers to build,” said Chetan Chaudhary, head of IoT business unit at Twilio. Twilio's IoT Blueprints are designed to solve this challenge by providing all the necessary accessories right out of the box. “Multitech’s development kit, which includes its production ready, pre-certified Dragonfly cellular solution, is ideally suited for the developer community."

The MultiConnect Dragonfly embedded cellular SoM's are fully industry certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules that offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design. With its integrated Cortex®-M4 processor and ARM mbed OS programming platform, developers can host their application and have access to a full suite of interfaces for connecting sensors or other remote assets.

Additional electronic components and requirements for Fleet Tracker include:

  •     Freematics OBD-II UART Adapter V2
  •     GPS Antenna
  •     Status LED
  •     Headers
  •     RF Antenna
  •     U.FL Extension Cable

To acquire a complete bill of materials and additional requirements, please click here.
MultiTech’s MultiConnect Dragonfly will be up and running in a demonstration at The SIGNAL Developer Conference, May 24th and 25th at Pier 27 in San Francisco, CA. For an overview of how to build a fleeting tracking device with Twilio’s programmable wireless, view this video.

About MultiTech
MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. For more information, please visit http://www.multitech.com or visit our mbed page here.

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