UnaBiz puts Sigfox device library in public domain

  • April 5, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

UnaBiz has opened the Sigfox 0G technology device library to drive technology convergence and massive IoT.

The IoT service provider has released to the public and the IoT developers community the Sigfox 0G technology device library code for connected objects.

The announcement is a significant step in driving the technology interoperability and the unification of LPWANs in the IoT industry, which is aligned with UnaBiz’s technology-convergence movement that started when it acquired Sigfox in April 2022.

By opening up the proprietary technology and putting the Sigfox 0G technology device library code in the public domain, UnaBiz makes it easier for a broader range of developers, engineers, users and students to integrate the technology into their IoT devices and applications and develop more efficient products in terms of energy consumption, and multi-connectivity, and build extra features on top of the library.

Features flexibility will give device developers the freedom to customise their offering for a specific application and subsequently enhance the overall performance.

The release builds on the company’s most recent announcements with Things Industries, Senet and Loriot, LoRaWan players who have entered into partnerships with UnaBiz.

“This is an exciting moment for the Sigfox 0G technology community who has seen the recent announcement of our collaboration with LoRaWan players,” said Henri Bong, CEO of UnaBiz. “We cannot do this alone. In order to make significant progress in convergence, we need to open up Sigfox and enable the entire IoT ecosystem to join us in the movement. While partnerships with LPWAN actors will strengthen our position as a leading provider of IoT connectivity, we also need to enable the ecosystem to create hybrid IoT solutions that will ultimately be offered to businesses across a wide range of industries.”

Alexis Susset, group CTO of UnaBiz, added: “The opening of the Sigfox 0G device library brings freedom to the chipset, module manufacturers and developers. They can now adapt the memory footprint based on the use cases, be it advanced communication devices that require bi-directional communication, or simple IoT devices that require uplink-only communication. By giving them total access to the 0G technology, we are enabling the creation of highly optimised IoT in terms of cost and energy consumption. The open library also facilitates interoperability and standardisation, allowing seamless integration of devices and systems across applications and protocols.”