Sercomm and Sequans Introduce New LTE IoT Button Device
January 3, 2018

One-click IoT device for carriers worldwide on display at CES 2018

PARIS, France and TAIPEI, Taiwan – January 3, 2017 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), leading LTE for IoT chipmaker and Sercomm (TWSE: 5388), leading global manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment and devices, announced the availability of a new LTE IoT button device, designed and manufactured by Sercomm and based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform. It has a small form factor, 65 x 65 x 25 mm, operates on any carrier frequency worldwide, and is designed to sustain up to two thousands clicks.  The Sercomm LTE IoT button will be demonstrated live at CES 2018, January 9-12, Las Vegas.

The Sercomm LTE IoT button is a simple IoT solution that can be programmed to perform a variety of “one-click” tasks, such as mobile ordering of products or supplies, triggering of automatic alerts, or provisioning of logistical services or maintenance tasks that occur at irregular intervals. The LTE IoT button is enriched by secure, always-on and everywhere available LTE-M connectivity, eliminating security concerns and complicated Wi-Fi provisioning and setup.

“It is exciting to think of the multitude of IoT tasks that can be performed by Sercomm’s powerful LTE IoT button device that works instantly out of the box,” said Danny Kedar, VP of Sequans’ IoT Business Unit. “Simplified LTE-M connectivity ensures that the button will find an ever growing number of uses and applications, because it is secure, and because it will work everywhere with no setup required, even in areas deep inside buildings. We are very pleased to collaborate with Sercomm to introduce this powerful new LTE IoT button.”

The Sercomm LTE IoT button connects to the cloud via the LTE Cat M1 network, which in turn sends push notifications to user mobile phones based on pre-programmed actions.  The button can be programmed for one-click, two-clicks, or long press, depending on the use case or action desired. The power of the button’s connection to the cloud is seen not only in transaction simplicity for the user, but also in an IoT enterprise’s ability to gain knowledge of consumer behavior to increase customer and brand loyalty.

“As a worldwide leading manufacturer of telecom and broadband equipment, Sercomm is committed to developing innovative and cost-effective IoT solutions.” said Ben Lin, Chief Technology Officer of Sercomm. “The Sercomm LTE Cat M1 button not only provides a connecting device in button format, but also provides operators with a new potential business model — ‘button as a service’ (BaaS). LTE-M devices draw less power than traditional LTE devices and are designed to have greater communication range under light traffic. Collaborating with Sequans has yielded a powerful, yet simple way to deploy the LTE IoT button, which we believe will appeal to network operators all over the world.”

The Sercomm LTE IoT button is based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform, the world’s most highly 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 by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes defined in the standard that extend coverage for deep-indoor and 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-SKU™, and proprietary dynamic power management technology enabling rock bottom low power consumption of 1 micro amp for battery life of at least 3 years for the LTE IoT button. Sequans’ Monarch is already certified by Verizon and AT&T and in the certification process with many other carriers worldwide.

To set up a meeting with Sequans at CES 2018, January 9-12, please contact events@sequans.com

 

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

 

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading 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. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the IoT.  Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans

 

SOURCE: Sequans Communications S.A. and Sercomm

 

Media contacts :

Sequans media relations:  Kimberly Tassin, +1.425.736.0569, Kimberly@sequans.com;

Sequans investor relations: Claudia Gatlin, +1.212.830.9080, claudia@sequans.com

Sercomm media relations: Carol Lee, +886.2.2655.3988, carol_lee@sercomm.com

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