Technical Documentations


Welcome to the technical documentation center of Exelonix GmbH. Here you will find all technical resources of our NB-IoT products.


(available Q4 2021)


Exelonix 5G|SENS offers tracking of assets and its conditions in a compact flat device.

Six Senses Monitoring: Six Sensors for temperature, humidity, air pressure, 3D-acceleration, light & location enables monitoring of assets conditions according to the your individual needs. Get right to the data you need to solve those challenges with the 5G|SENS. The solution is built to tackle many different IoT use cases, from tracking mobile assets to monitoring an indoor environment.

Connectivity: Cellular networks provide worldwide coverage for seamless tracking of goods, based on NB-IoT and Cat-M1. For countries without these 3GPP Networks the tracker offers a GPRS fallback. 

Long Battery Lifetime: Based on the brand new Qualcomm 9205 chipset the 5G|SENS offers  connectivity and GNSS along with low power technology for long battery operation. Configuration of how often the device transmits data is simply done by Python scripts. Preconfigured Power Save Modes (PSM) are available. 

External Sensors: There are two ways to connect external sensors via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)  or via 4 I/O ports.

Typical applications:

Applications with low data consumption :

  • Asset Tracking (outdoor & indoor)
  • Asset Condition Monitoring
  • Power Monitoring
  • Alerting 
  • External Sensor Data Upload
  • Proximity Tracing

USB Connect LPWA


The USB Connect LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) has been designed for customers who want to connect to the cellular IoT Networks (NB-IoT/LTE- M) in a simple way. It offers a standard LPWA IoT module device for any hardware, with a USB-connector.

Supported Features :

  • LTE Category NB1 (Release 13)
  • LTE Category M1 (Release 13)
  • 3GPP Frequency Bands: B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B20, B28 
  • Small USB-dongle form factor
  • Vodafone global IoT SIM embedded
  • Integrated and external antenna connector for improved coverage

Supported operating systems: 

  • Linux Kernel 4.14 or above 
  • Windows 10
  • Android 4.0 and above

Supported Cellular Networks:

  • International multi-region coverage in Cat M1 / NB1 radio access technologies.

IoT Module & Chipset:

Device Management:

  • AT commands
  • OTA firmware delivery

Typical applications:

Applications with low data consumption :

  • Collection of sensor data
  • Industrial or environmental monitoring
  • Connectivity for smart city applications
  • E-health
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Metering
  • Smart building sensors
  • Network monitoring & troubleshooting

NB | METER - A Simple, yet powerful in-field test solution.


Before IoT devices like smart meters can be installed, the coverage of the NB-IoT network and its performance at the location of the IoT device needs to be ensured.

NB|METER offer a simple, but powerful solution, that can be operated with standard AndroidTM  Smartphones. An end-to-end connectivity test can be performed by a fingertip. The results of the test is reported to a cloud for documentation and quality insurance.

Vodafone NB-IoT Development Kit (Available in Germany)


The Vodafone NB-IoT Development Kit has been designed for customers that want to start a NB-IoT development. Features are:

  • small form factor
  • interfaces: UART,RS232, USB
  • integrated into an IoT cloud
  • quick start up
  • NB|EASY programming interface to control modem functionality
  • comparison of NB-IoT against 2G/3G/4G standards

The Vodafone NB-IoT Development Kit can also be controled via Android smartphones with the NB|METER App. Beside These tools also the standard u-blox tools (m-center) work as well.

NB|DESK 211/280 Narrow Band Demonstration Evaluation Starter Kit


NB|DESK has everything you need to start remote monitoring:

  • NB-IoT modem (Band 8, 20, 28),
  • GPS
  • multi-functional sensors

combined in a single box & standard REST-interfaces for common IoT platforms. No own development or programming needed to get started.