Sequans and Sasken collaborate to offer LTE devices to vertical markets; targets SQNS StreamrichLTE and StreamliteLTE technologies

Sequans Communications has tied up with Sasken Technologies, provider of product engineering and R&D services to bring new LTE devices based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 and Cassiopeia LTE-A platforms to several vertical markets. These devices include narrowband LTE for IoT devices such as wearables, trackers, and sensors, and broadband LTE devices such as CPE and routers.

Sequans and Sasken have been working together to optimize their technologies to address new markets with customized features and functionalities.

Several types of CPE devices, with various form factors – especially around the internal/external antennas subsystem – are under design and qualification phase to address various challenging environments. These devices will be deployed in all regions.

“Our collaboration with Sequans is based on the development of 3GPP compliant devices but we are adapting our technologies to extend our market reach,” said Ajit Singh, SVP and Head – Communications & Devices BU, Sasken. “We are customizing our Sequans-based solutions to adapt to non-3GPP requirements, such as to cover non-3GPP frequencies, to extend transmit output power, to add security, and to improve operation in challenging environments where additional speed or lower latency is required. Sasken continues to invest in solutions in the areas of private networks such as railways, public safety, and satellite communications by leveraging the knowledge and experience of Sequans platforms built on 3GPP technologies.”

“Working with Sasken has yielded excellent technology improvements that enable us to address LTE markets with new features and functionality,” said Georges Karam, CEO, Sequans. “Our collaboration extends the reach of our combined LTE solutions to a full range of devices from broadband to narrowband IoT.”

Earlier this year, Sequans announced availability of a new LTE IoT button device, designed and manufactured by Sercomm and based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform. It has a small form factor, 65 x 65 x 25 mm, operates on any carrier frequency worldwide, and is designed to sustain up to two thousands clicks.

The Sercomm LTE IoT button is based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform, the world’s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip. The Monarch LTE Platform provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes defined in the standard that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments.

Monarch comprises baseband, RF, power management, and RAM, all integrated into a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package.

The Sercomm LTE IoT button is a simple IoT solution that can be programmed to perform a variety of “one-click” tasks, such as mobile ordering of products or supplies, triggering of automatic alerts, or provisioning of logistical services or maintenance tasks that occur at irregular intervals.

The LTE IoT button is enriched by secure, always-on and everywhere available LTE-M connectivity, eliminating security concerns and complicated Wi-Fi provisioning and setup.

 


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