NB-IoT, the Future of Smart City IoT!

IoT is speeding up transformation in all areas, and the development of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have made data accumulation more important than ever. Therefore, data acquisition, distributed networks, and cloud platform applications have become critical to IoT success.
Booming smart cities and
big data requirements

How to
connect devices?

Widespread and distributed
monitoring sites

How to reduce network
construction cost?

Cloud management
decidedly underway

How to
pass data to cloud?

All-in-One NB-IoT Sensor Node Connects Field Data Directly to Cloud

Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT),a More Stable Choice for Remote Wireless Transmission

NB-IoT is a new wireless communication technology with low power consumption in wide area networks. It is an international standard defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). NB-IoT feature low power consumption and remote transmission and can be constructed directly on LTE networks based on licensed spectrum bands.

Deeper and Wider
Network Coverage

The coverage of NB-IoT is theoretically 20 dB stronger than traditional GPRS and LTE, offering stable reception quality even with buried lines or when underground.

Secure Encrypted

Follows the security approaches of 4G LTE, ensuring that data is transmitted safely during communication.

Savings Telecom
Communication Fee

Payment plans average lower than US$1 per month, plus savings on basic facility maintenance fees and administrative costs for private networks. Failure risks are also reduced.

Stable and Reliable
Licensed Bands

Compared to communication protocols operating on increasingly crowded unlicensed ISM bands, NB-IoT has a comprehensive band plan and is subject to less interference.


Furnished with full band modules and antennas and expected to be available for data roaming between different regions in the future.

Lower Power

The operational life of nodes is extended by low frequency, low power consumption, and low chip complexity designs.

Building up Device-to-Cloud Service
with NB-IoT Ecosystem

Advantech has created a plug-and-play NB-IoT device-to-cloud solution in cooperation with telecom operators and wireless module suppliers. Using WISE-4471/WISE-4671 series wireless sensor nodes to integrated with WISE-PaaS industrial IoT platform and mainstream public cloud services. The solution assists smart city solution with obtaining field site information on widely dispersed facilities through NB-IoT by displaying, storing, and analyzing data on cloud platforms.

NB-IoT Module

  • SARA-R4: NB-IoT/eMTC B2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28


  • WISE-4471-S250
  • WISE-4471-S214
  • WISE-4471-S414
  • WISE-4471-S472
  • WISE-4671-S614
  • WISE-4671-S672

Telecom Network

  • Taiwan: Far EasTone Telecommunications, Asia Pacific Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile
  • China: China Mobile. China Telecom. China Unicom
  • Europe: Vodafone, T-System

Cloud Platform

  • WISE-PaaS Industrial IoT Cloud Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • China Telecom IoT Platform
  • Ericsson IoT Accelerator

NB-IoT to Cloud Integration

WISE-4000 wireless sensor nodes support the open communication protocols MQTT, CoAP, and RESTful. Users can transmit data to specific public cloud services or existing private cloud platforms by publish/subscribe or push.

Private Cloud / Private Server


Public Cloud / Telecom Cloud Platform


Plug and Play NB-IoT Wireless Sensor Node

Advantech WISE-4471 and WISE-4671 series are equipped with NB-IoT communication and pre-integrate WISE-PaaS industrial IoT cloud platform, telecom cloud, public cloud series. Users don't have to set up registration, authentication and data format conversion by themselves and can send filed site data to the cloud platform through NB-IoT network for information visualization or further analysis and processing.

Automatic Connection with Cloud

Pre-integration for Reducing Configuration Efforts

By pre-integration with MQTT and RESTful protocols, NB-IoT nodes can integrate with cloud services automatically, reducing setup complexity for rapidly implementation.


Legacy and Existing Devices to NB-IoT

Diversified I/O and Communication Ports

WISE-4471/WISE-4671 series offer digital I/O, 4~20-mA analog and RS-232/485 interfaces for various applications, quickly providing NB-IoT network functions to existing devices.


Highly Integrated Nodes for Vertical Needs

Data Acquisition, Processing and NB-IoT in 1 Device

Combined data collection, processing, and NB-IoT in one node, while built-in antennas, IP65 rating, and solar-powered batteries allow the nodes to operate in outdoor environment.


Open Connectivity for Cloud and System

MQTT/CoAP and Pre-integrate Mainstream Cloud

WISE-4471/WISE-4671series support CoAP and MQTT communication protocols while continuingly integrating mainstream cloud services to simplify the complexity of data integration.


Upgrade Legacy Equipment though Cloud Management

WISE-4471/WISE-4671 Series NB-IoT sensor nodes are suitable for data collection from widely distributed stations. No complicated programming, setup, or registration are required for a fast introduction into IoT applications such as smart cities, smart water/electricity meters, and remote facility management.

Smart Meter

  • Remote fee calculation
  • Remote power cut and restoration
  • Load management

Water Pump

  • Pressure and flow monitoring
  • Start/stop control
  • Water level monitoring

City Pipeline Network

  • Pipeline pressure and flow monitoring
  • Valve control
  • Leakage monitoring

NB-IoT Wireless Sensor Node

WISE-4471 and WISE-4671 series NB-IoT wireless sensor nodes provide MQTT and CoAP protocol for users to integrate telecom and public cloud service while accelerating IoT deployment.



  • WISE-4471-S250
  • WISE-4471-S214
  • WISE-4471-S414
  • WISE-4471-S472


Outdoor NB-IoT/eMTC WSN

  • WISE-4671-S672
  • WISE-4671-S614

WISE IoT Wireless Sensor Node

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