Sequans, GeoTraq introduce LTE for IoT cellular modules

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and GeoTraq, a cellular IoT module manufacturer and network operator providing global connectivity wrapped into one simple, all-inclusive, IoT solution, has announced that GeoTraq has adopted Sequans´ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform for a new series of GeoTraq modules targeting LTE for IoT markets, the company said.

The new GeoTraq NB-400 series of IoT modules uses non-IP data delivery (NIDD), which GeoTraq believes offers the fastest, most secure, and efficient LTE connectivity, in an ultra-small form factor of 12 by 16 mm that includes connectors for sensor, battery, and antenna, resulting in the industry´s most comprehensive module for worldwide use.

The new GeoTraq modules also include the latest in LTE-based, low power positioning technology, delivering highly accurate indoor and outdoor positioning using only the LTE radio, thereby eliminating the cost and complexity of having to add GNSS or other radios.

The GeoTraq NB-400 series of modules is designed on the same principles as GeoTraq´s G-200 GSM Cell ID module that is efficiently designed with an ultra small form factor, a price affordable enough to be disposable, battery optimization for 10+ years of battery life, and tier 1 global cellular coverage in 193+ countries. GeoTraq´s patent-pending technology allows for global non-IP data delivery over the control channel, providing the most efficient design, extremely secure data delivery, and speeds 7x faster than SMS.

For the first NB-400 module, GeoTraq is using Sequans Monarch SiP, which is the world´s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip combined with the universal radio front end of Skyworks. Monarch 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 that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments.

GeoTraq is a cellular IoT module manufacturer and network operator that is committed to creating real ROI´s for customers through simple cellular IoT modules that are quick to deploy, easy to maintain, and provide the right data, at the right time. Visit GeoTraq online at www.GeoTraq.com.

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) 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