Polymer Logistics, Sequans collaborate on LTE-M Smart IoT tracker

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), LTE for IoT chipmaker, and Polymer Logistics, a global provider of “One-Touch / Retail Ready” Packaging (RRP) and pooling services solutions to retailers worldwide, announced the availability of the Polymer Logistics Smart IoT Tracker, now approved for use on the LTE-M network of Verizon Wireless, and pending approval by other operators, the company said.

The Smart IoT Tracker is tailored for use on Polymer´s CleanPal pallets and can also be used as a standalone tracking device for other IoT applications. The new device will be on display at CES 2019.

The Polymer Logistics Smart IoT Tracker is designed for the tracking and monitoring of logistical assets and is tailored specifically to fit onto Polymer Logistics´ CleanPal pallets. In addition to the LTE-M connectivity provided by Sequans´ Monarch platform, the device includes a temperature sensor, an accelerometer, and network-based geolocation.

The Smart IoT Tracker fits securely between the standard slats of a pallet without any overhang so that forklifts cannot damage it. It uses standard AA batteries, eliminating the fire risk of lithium ion batteries. The Smart IoT Tracker is in an IP66 enclosure, making it safe from extreme weather conditions, powerful seas, or jets of water. It does not have to be removed from pallets prior to washing.

Polymer Logistics is a global provider of Retail-Ready Packaging (RRP). Founded in 1994 Polymer Logistics provides world-class plastic container and pallet pooling services while working closely with manufacturers, suppliers/packers and retailers alike to ensure cost-effective logistics solutions and maximum in-store product availability.

Sequans Communications 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