Sequans Monarch LTE Platform Now Provides Accurate Indoor and Outdoor Positioning

Sequans and Polte Corporation, provider of advanced Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) solutions, have announced that they will embed Polte’s C-LoC software on Sequans Monarch LTE platform, thereby creating a low-cost, low-power LTE solution for IoT applications that does not require GPS/GNSS or other radios for accurate indoor and outdoor positioning.

With the Monarch LTE chipset enabled with Polte’s C-LoC technology, the need for additional radios to provide more power is eliminated. The Polte C-LoC solution provides excellent indoor location capability where GPS/GNSS cannot, and also enhances the security of enabling location for IoT devices.

Market analysts have estimated that the addressable market for the tracking and tracing of mobile assets is in billions of units, including more than 10 billion units just for pallets. Through their collaboration, Sequans and Polte aim to remove barriers in this market, making it affordable and effective to track assets, such as industrial pallets, via LTE alone.

A live demo of the Sequans-Polte solution in a tracker application will be on display in Sequans’ meeting room at CES 2019. The Polte C-LoC technology will be available on select Sequans Monarch platforms in 1Q2019.