Sercomm and Sequans to Dispaly New LTE IoT Button Device at CES 2018

Sequans Communications and Sercomm, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment and devices, have announced the availability of a new LTE IoT button device. The new device is designed and manufactured by Sercomm and based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform. The LTE based 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 has a small form factor and operates on any carrier frequency worldwide. The IoT button is designed to sustain up to two thousands clicks. It will be demonstrated live at CES 2018, January 9-12, Las Vegas.

The 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 a 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.

The Sercomm LTE IoT button is based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform, the 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.