Sequans Monarch IoT Module Integrated into New Smart Building Sensor Solution

Samea Innovation, a provider of wireless products and design services, has announced that it will be using Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module to provide LTE connectivity for its new smart building wireless sensor called Sensoriis.

The Sensoriis device is an advanced IoT solution developed to monitor, collect, and analyze building status information, including temperature, humidity, air quality, pressure, light, color of light, sound, noise, and movement. It is designed to address a wide range of applications, including smart, home, smart building, home automation, and security/alarm systems.

Samea selected the GM01Q to provide connectivity for the Sensoriis because of its ultra-low power consumption and its 17-band coverage, enabling global deployment. With Monarch GM01Q’s high level of efficiency and other advanced features, Samea is able to address sustainable and green business applications in the smart home, smart city, and smart building market segments.

Sensoriis combines the LTE-M connectivity provided by Sequans along with Zigbee, which acts as an LTE-M gateway, and Bluetooth 5.0 that enables set up of Sensoriis using any smartphone. Among the first customers for this new IoT device is oze-energies who has adopted Sensoriis for its next generation smart building service that monitors air quality for environmental security.

Sensoriis is connected by the Monarch GM01Q module, which is optimized for smart building and smart home applications. It comprises Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single SKU RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package.

The Monarch GM01Q 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. The module features Sequans’ proprietary dynamic power management technology that enables industry-leading, rock bottom low power consumption of 1 micro amp.