Barra Edge

Tech Specs

This device is designed, developed, and manufactured by Digital Matter


(supports roaming between networks – roaming SIM required)

Nordic nRF9160 Modem operates on all major global LTE-M and NB-IoT bands

Supported LTE bands:
LTE-M (Cat-M1): B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66
NB-IoT (Cat-NB1/NB2): B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B17, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66

SIM Size & Access Internal Nano 4FF SIM
eSIM Ready (MOQs apply)



Chipset Semtech LR1110
Environment Indoor/Outdoor
GNSS Scanning Concurrent GPS/BeiDou
Wi-Fi Location Scanning Indoor asset location using Wi-Fi access point scanning
Cell Tower Location Cell tower fallback for positioning when there is no GNSS or Wi-Fi signal
Cloud-Based Solver Asset location is calculated in Digital Matter’s Location Engine
*Location Accuracy ~5m-80m with GNSS scanning in open areas
~10m-100m with Wi-Fi in urban areas
~250m-1km Cell Tower Geolocation – dependent on number of nearby towers
Low Noise Amplifier GPS signals are filtered and boosted by a SAW filter and low-noise amplifier (LNA) allowing operation where other units fail
GNSS Assistance GNSS almanac data for greater sensitivity and position accuracy

*Results vary based on real-world conditions. Device configuration, installation, environmental conditions, augmentation services, and many other factors may lead to variations in positioning accuracy.



Input Voltage 2.2 – 3.6V
Sleep Current <10uA*
*Average current in lowest power configuration



User-Replaceable Batteries 2 x AA. Batteries not included.
Supported Battery Types Alkaline
Lithium (LiFeS2) – recommended for best performance

*Please dispose of Lithium batteries in a safe and responsible manner
*Battery Life Estimates Once Daily location updates – 10+ years
Movement-Based location updates – 5+ years
Hourly location updates – 3+ years

*Battery life estimates are influenced by several factors including temperature, installation and orientation of the device, the frequency of location updates, network coverage, sensor integrations, peripherals, accelerometer settings, and more.




Dimensions 149 x 51 x 21 mm (5.9 x 2.0 x 0.8 in)
Housing Non-branded housing for optional white-labeling
IP/IK Rating Ultra-rugged and waterproof IP68 and IK07-rated housing ensures the Barra Edge can withstand impact, fine dust, and brief submersion
Installation Compact and concealable. Multiple installation options for covertly and easily securing the device to assets with screws, bolts, cable ties, rivets, and more. Stainless steel screws supplied.
Magnetic Switch Magnetic switch enables quick activation and tamper detection
Operating Temperature -30°C to +60°C
Cellular Antenna Internal
GPS Antenna Internal
Wi-Fi Antenna Internal
3-Axis Accelerometer 3-Axis Accelerometer to detect movement and high G-force events
Diagnostic LED Diagnostic LED indicates operation status
Flash Memory Internal flash memory stores approximately 1400 records if device is out of cellular coverage
Speed and Heading Scanning technology used on the Barra Edge does not return speed and heading
On-Board Temperature The device reports internal temperature which provides an indication of ambient temperature



Adaptive Tracking Configure parameters to send updates based on set time intervals or when movement occurs. Adaptive tracking technology detects when the device is on the move and increases the update rate, providing detail when you need it while conserving battery when stationary.
Battery Life Monitoring “Battery Low” and “Battery Critical” alert levels
Geofence Alerts The server can use device location to create geofences and alerts if an asset enters or leaves designated locations
Impact Detection Configure impact-detection alerts when G-forces are exceeded by a user-defined threshold
Magnetic Activation Magnetic switch can be used to activate the unit – meaning SIM cards and batteries can be pre-installed, simplifying deployment
Rotation Counting Keeps a count of the number of rotations of the device about the Z axis
Run Hour Monitoring Capture run hours based on movement to understand and optimize asset utilization
Sleep Mode Stationary devices enter sleep mode until movement occurs to conserve battery life and optimize data usage
Tamper Detection Magnetic switch provides an alert if the device is removed from your asset
Theft Recovery Switch to Recovery Mode in the case of theft or loss to activate real-time tracking for asset retrieval
Tip Detection Define a range of angles that constitutes a ‘tipped’ state and configure alerts



Flexible Configuration Configure device parameters such as position update rate, movement and accelerometer settings, and more to fit any tracking application
Device Management Platform Manage, monitor, configure, debug, update, and restart devices remotely from our cloud-based device management system
Configuration App Configurable with DM-Link provisioning tool



Third-Party Integration HTTPS Webhook



Data Security Military-level AES-256 Encryption from device to Device Management Platform to protect the integrity and confidentiality of telematics data. Data forwarded to third-party systems is sent via HTTPS for end-to-end security.



Manufacturer’s Warranty Two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Exclusions apply.



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