Tabs is an all-in-one, subscription-free home monitoring system
including a wireless child locator, a broad range of sensor devices, and
Internet parental control that takes advantage of long-range
Internet-of-Things technology to let busy parents keep tabs on what
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TrackNet,
Inc., a cutting-edge LoRaWAN™ Internet of Things (IoT) solutions
provider for consumer and industry, announces the unveiling of Tabs™ at
Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, February 27-March 1.
Tabs combines a Wi-Fi / LoRa hub with Internet parental control and a
broad range of sensor devices using long-range wireless technology with
an easy-to-use mobile app to monitor child safety, home security, and
The Tabs hub provides Wi-Fi coverage over an entire residence and Tabs
sensor coverage over entire neighborhoods with significant benefits not
only to consumers but also to operators and service providers deploying
Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). For operators and service
providers, the Tabs hub installed within customers’ homes accelerates
and scales LPWAN deployments much faster than a solely tower-based
approach, easily provides deep indoor coverage and significantly reduces
the network deployment capital and operation expense.
Contributing Network Coverage from The Home
Each Tabs solution starts with a wireless hub, which provides the Tabs
sensor coverage over an entire neighborhood or high-rise development,
delivering immediate benefit to the consumer. Each solution further
includes a Tabs extender, which is a Tabs sensor hub but not a full
Wi-Fi router, to ensure coverage over the locations most frequented by
families such as school, day-care, or a friend’s house.
As more users install Tabs hubs and extenders, they collaborate to build
or improve network coverage over an entire city or region, giving the
users additional benefit for locating children, pets, elderly or things.
Most cities can already have 100 percent network coverage if just a few
citizens utilize the Tabs solution. This LoRaWAN network coverage built
from the indoor Tabs hubs also has significant benefit to network
operators who have deployed light outdoor network coverage with existing
cell tower infrastructure. The hybrid deployment model of numerous
in-home and in-building gateways mixed with light tower coverage is
quickly being recognized as the optimal deployment model for LPWAN and
being adopted by major operators globally.
Helping Consumers Keep Tabs on What Matters Most
In addition to providing connectivity, the Tabs hub also shields
children from inappropriate web content and allows web time limits
through the easy-to-configure Wi-Fi parental control feature on the
For children, the Tabs child wearable sensor gives parents visibility
into their children’s location and activities. Parents can set alerts to
be notified, for example, when their children enter or leave a location,
don’t come home on time, or take longer than usual to get to a friend’s
house. Kids can be more independent but are just a button push away from
mom and dad using the Tabs messaging feature, which allows children to
send quick messages saying, “I’m safe,” or “ready for pickup,” without
the cost or concerns of providing them with cell phones.
For homes, Tabs offers a suite of devices designed to protect the safety
and health of families. Its door, window, motion sensors, configurable
push button, and multi-purpose trackers pair with the Tabs mobile app,
giving families better visibility into what happens when they’re away or
asleep. Tabs further monitors air quality, temperature, and humidity to
ensure homes are healthy and comfortable, and alerts users in the event
that harmful gases or poor air quality is detected. A push button
feature on the multi-purpose tracker and in the form of a dedicated
device lets users have one-touch access to frequently used functions.
The Tabs solution interfaces with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT-enabled devices
so it can be combined or integrated with other home solutions such as
Wi-Fi controlled lighting. Tabs further facilitates the next generation
of neighborhood watch, allowing users to share alerts with neighbors or
friends while away at work or on vacation.
Tabs is now in trials with service providers who will bring it to
market. To learn more about Tabs or to schedule a meeting at Mobile
World Congress for a private demonstration of the Tabs solution, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about Tabs visit http://tabs.io
and for more about TrackNet visit http://www.tracknet.io/.
TrackNet provides highly scalable LoRaWAN IoT solutions for consumers
and industry, focusing on ease of use and unparalleled scalability to
enable a new era of exponentially growing LPWAN deployments for a
sustainable world. TrackNet is developing end-to-end solutions including
sensors, gateways, and apps with optimized user experience for targeted
LPWAN and IoT applications. The company is a contributing member of the
LoRa Alliance and the TrackNet team has been instrumental in specifying,
building, and establishing LoRaWAN and the LoRa Alliance for more than
five years. It has been brought to life by former Semtech and IBM
employees with cumulated decades of real-world experience in embedded
and RF systems, wireless networks, network management, end-to-end
security, and solutions development for the whole spectrum from
small-scale private networks to carrier-grade deployments. TrackNet has
offices in Switzerland and California, USA, and is looking to build a
talented, passionate team to realize IoT and LPWAN applications. More
information is at www.tracknet.io.