|Sercomm unveils NB-IoT solutions|
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 21 December 2017] Networking device maker Sercomm has unveiled an array of NB-IoT solutions complied with 3GPP newly released wireless technology, according to company president James Wang. Sercomm's NB-IoT solutions are designed to run on licensed spectrums featuring wide area coverage, lower-power consumption with a maximum upload speed of 62Kbps and maximum download speed of 21Kbps, Wang said.The NB-IoT solutions can also be used to upgrade current 3G/4G networks to help telecom operators reduce network deployment costs, while utilizing the solutions for smart meter, smart city, and smart industrial/agricultural applications, Wang added. By 2020, the number of connected IoT devices globally is expected to reach 27 billion, including 10 billion mobile IoT products, according to a GSMA estimate.
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Sercomm Selects Sequans Monarch LTE Platform for IoT Tracker
September 12, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 12, 2017 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that Sercomm (TWSE: 5388), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment and devices, is using its Monarch LTE Cat M1 Platform for a new IoT tracker that integrates LTE and GPS technologies in a highly compact design. The Sercomm tracker, named SavTrack®, will be on display at Mobile World Congress Americas, San Francisco, September 12-14, in Sequans booth in the north hall, N.501.
Sercomm SavTrack is a compact, GPS-equipped personal tracker that can be placed easily in a bag or a pocket. Featuring LTE Cat M1 connectivity by Sequans, SavTrack efficiently monitors the movements and locations of people, pets, vehicles, and objects 24/7. More than just tracking, SavTrack also provides enhanced human safety protection by providing an SOS button for emergencies. When the SOS button is pushed, the tracker instantly reports the user’s location so that necessary action can be taken immediately. SavTrack delivers excellent price/performance and is an ideal solution for applications including health monitoring, youth/senior safety, transportation, and pet tracking.
“Sercomm’s SavTrack tracker includes all of the key capabilities of a truly excellent LTE for IoT tracking device in a sleek form factor,” said Danny Kedar, VP of Sequans’ IoT business unit. “Sercomm is answering the very high demand for IoT trackers from numerous vertical markets and we are pleased to see our Monarch technology inside SavTrack.”
“As a worldwide leading manufacturer of telecom and broadband equipment, Sercomm has devoted significant R&D resources to developing innovative solutions for enhanced telecommunication services. We chose Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1 Platform as the basis of SavTrack because Monarch is a highly- optimized LTE-M chip,” said Ben Lin, CTO of Sercomm. “Monarch provides advanced features, including low power consumption and dynamic RF programming that enables a single hardware design to operate worldwide. We are very pleased to introduce our new SavTrack based on Monarch.”
Sercomm’s SavTrack LTE tracker is based on Sequans’ MonarchLTE platform, the world’s first and most highly-optimized LTE-M (Cat M1) chip for IoT devices. Monarch integrates baseband, RF, power management and RAM in a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm chip and is purpose-built for narrowband IoT applications, including trackers, sensors, and wearables. Its advanced features include ultra low power consumption in active and sleep/idle modes, and unique RF filtering technology that enables, within a single hardware design and at no added cost, a true single, worldwide SKU with multi-band support for universal and flexible IoT implementation.
About Sercomm Corporation
Sercomm Corporation (TWSE: 5388) is a worldwide leading manufacturer of telecom and broadband equipment. Founded in 1992, Sercomm has focused on developing embedded solutions to make networking simple and affordable. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Sercomm’s global operation network covers markets of North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, and its customer base includes the world’s top ODMs, telecommunication vendors and system integrators. For more information, please visit www.sercomm.com