Sequans LTE Chipset Powers an Innovative IoT GPS Automotive Tracker

Sequans Communications has partnered with Positioning Universal (PUI) to bring new IoT and GPS tracking devices to market. The first offering released from the partnership is an automotive tracker, now available for customers using US LTE networks. The new PUI FJ1000 Series Automotive LTE Tracker features LTE connectivity and GPS, and is based on Sequans’ Calliope LTE Cat 1 chipset.

Tracker devices are the quintessential IoT application. The PUI’s FJ1000 Series LTE Automotive Tracker is a power-efficient LTE and GPS wireless modem that transmits important GPS data, such as status information, ignition events, and trip activity via the always on and everywhere available LTE nationwide network. Trip locations are provided for up to 5-second locations for precise route lines, and status information is reported for heartbeats, boot events, GPS status, acceleration-based events, and more. The tracker operates on standard automotive 12V and 24V electrical systems and includes advanced power management and an optional backup battery system that enables the device to continue active tracking for up to 36 hours, even when disconnected from power.

PUI is using Sequans VZ120Q and US130Q modules that support LTE bands 2, 4, 12, and 13 and are based on Sequans Calliope LTE Platform, an-IoT-optimized chipset solution designed specifically for LTE Cat 1 applications needing up to 10 Mbps of throughput, providing great application flexibility for PUI’s automotive tracker. Calliope comprises baseband and RF, an integrated IoT applications processor running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing.

The new PUI FJ1000 Series LTE Tracker will be on display at Mobile World Congress Americas from September 12-14, in San Francisco. PUI will also be demonstrating its open IoT platform, which allows customers to develop customized tracker solutions using PUI’s platforms, tools and capabilities.