New Compact and Rugged LTE-M/NB-IoT Based Asset Trackers Use Sequans Chipset

CoreKinect has introduced Zenith, a new line of asset tracking solutions based on Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module. Monarch is the world’s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT solution featuring industry-leading low power consumption, global deployment capability, and a location engine that enables indoor and outdoor locating capability without traditional GPS technology.

Georges Karam, Sequans CEO, stated that the new CoreKinect trackers are making it possible for IoT companies to address many new tracking opportunities that were not economically feasible before. Intelligent design combined with CoreKinect cost optimizations and Monarch’s proven reliability and location technology that removes the need for GPS, results in Zenith trackers that disrupt on both price and quality.

CoreKinect Zenith trackers are simple to use and easy to deploy. Available in two versions, the Zenith Ruggedized Tracker is designed for industrial applications, and the Zenith Slim Tracker is designed for applications needing a small form factor. Both trackers include an accelerometer, temperature sensor, and Bluetooth Low Energy, and have an IP67 environmental rating.

The CoreKinect Zenith trackers are connected by Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module that 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. Monarch GM01Q delivers the industry’s lowest PSM (power saving mode) power consumption at 1 microamp, enabling ultra-long battery life, and features Sequans’ IoT-Findit location engine that enables accurate indoor and outdoor location service without GPS, enabling much lower power consumption and cost.