LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and Orion Labs, a provider of communication technology dedicated to connecting people and services through the power of voice, have announced that their strategic partnership to build Orion wearables based on LTE has resulted in the commercial availability of the first LTE-enabled Orion smart walkie-talkie, Orion Syncâ¢, the companies said.
Orion Labs and Sequans have been collaborating over the last 18 months to integrate Sequans´ LTE for IoT chips into Orion´s unique push-to-talk IoT wearables. The partnership was established to support Orion Labs´ strategy of developing wearable devices that can provide voice communications to other devices, people and bots, without the need to tether to a cell phone.
The first Orion Sync device to become available, and has announced by Orion, is based on Sequans Calliope LTE Cat 1 technology, with the next devices to be based on Sequans Monarch LTE-M technology.
Orion Sync is a compact device, measuring only 103mm x 66mm x 27mm that clips on to a wearer´s clothing or slips into a pocket. It includes LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS radios and an integrated antenna. It features a prominent push-to-talk button and additional buttons for EMR and action. Orion Sync also includes headphone and USB ports, an OLED display, a speaker with mute button, and a 12-hour battery.
Orion is using Sequans´ Calliope and Monarch LTE Platforms, members of Sequans´ StreamliteLTE family of products for the IoT. Calliope is optimized specifically for LTE Cat 1 applications needing up to 10 Mbps of throughput, and Monarch is optimized for LTE-M and NB-IoT applications.
Orion Labs is a San Francisco company dedicated to connecting people through seamless voice communication. To learn more, visit www.orionlabs.io.
Sequans Communications is a provider of single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans.