Connected Holdings introduces device powered by Sequans platform

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and IoT intelligent services provider Connected Holdings has announced the availability of the Arrow M vehicle-tracking unit, designed for the transportation industry, the company said.

The Arrow M is powered by Sequans´ Monarch Platform, the industry´s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip for IoT applications. Sequans and Connected Holdings have been collaborating closely on the development, testing, and integration of Monarch into the new Arrow M, which is now available to trucking and freight companies across the United States.

Arrow M solutions use an ultra-reliable LTE-enabled sensor package designed for monitoring and tracking of trailers and containers, vehicle recovery, trailer management, lot management and other asset utilization applications. They require no programming skills to use and come with easy-to-use software for configuration and reporting. Reports can be created periodically or in response to events, such as motion, speed, harsh acceleration or braking, geo-fence violations, temperature, altitude, and much more.

Arrow M is powered by Sequans´ Monarch Platform, an 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 IoT applications. It supports transmit power of 23 dBm and provides the enhanced coverage needed for deep-indoor and/or remote deployments.

Monarch comprises baseband, RF, power management, and RAM, all integrated into a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package. In addition, the chip supports advanced features such as programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single-SKUâ„¢, and proprietary dynamic power management technology enabling rock bottom low power consumption of 1 micro amp for battery life of at least 3 years. Sequans´ Monarch is certified by operators in the USA.

Connected Holdings is an end-to-end, vertically integrated, Internet of Things “IoT” intelligent services provider. The company has developed the Connected “Intelligent Services Platform.” The Connected Intelligent Services Platform is the first platform in the world to consolidate low cost wireless sensor device development and manufacturing with low cost cellular services, cellular connectivity management, over the air device management, financial and billing system management, cloud based analytics processing, and WEB and smart phone consumer application development. Visit Connected Holdings online at http://connected-holdings.com.

Sequans is a 4G chipmaker and provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com, www.facebook.com/sequans, www.twitter.com/sequans.