Features & Limitations

Features

  • The IoT Devices are located by using the cell id of the current tower when creating a new PDP Context/Session used for data transmission. In case the location cannot be determined, the update is skipped and a retry will be done in the next PDP Context/Session.

  • Using the API, the location of a certain IoT device can be queried using https://api.1nce.com/management-api/v1/locate/devices/{deviceId}/positions. The DeviceId is equal to the ICCID.

  • Using Geofencing functionality it is possible to set virtual boundaries to detect geofence crossing event and receive a notification about it.

Limitations

  • At this moment the cell-tower location works in beta mode and not all locations may be resolved. It can produce inaccurate location data, especially on 3G, 4G, LTE-M and NB-IoT devices. We are currently working on improving this feature.
  • After activating the location setting it can take up to 24 hours before the first location will be available.
  • Location data is resolved no more frequently than once an hour.
  • To view the location on the map you have to switch to the Device Inspector in the 1NCE OS Portal.
  • To try geofencing or advanced cell tower location please contact us.
  • Interactive drawing and visualization of geofencing is not available in our portal, https://geojson.io/ can be used to visualize geofences. Here is the guide