New Sigfox Monarch Modules Enable Cost-Effective Global Asset Tracking Solutions

Leading wireless connectivity module manufacturer, SeongJi Industrial Co. Ltd, has released two modules for Sigfox Monarch applications to feature in its global logistics and tracking device solution. Monarch is a unique feature of the Sigfox network, providing IoT devices with the ability to seamlessly move and communicate across continents. It removes the barrier of global mobility while keeping the LPWA promise (low battery consumption, simplicity and cost-effectiveness).

The SRM100A and SRM200A Sigfox Monarch modules provide a unique radio recognition service enabling devices to manage the radio frequency changes, without any additional hardware such as a GPS or Wi-Fi chipset. This service enables devices to run seamlessly in all parts of the world, by automatically recognizing and adapting to the local radio-frequency standards. It unlocks endless use cases in logistics and supply chain, in the consumer industry, and in the automated maintenance for the shipping, aircraft and railway industries.

SeongJi’s SRM100A is a Monarch+BLE5.0 module that integrates STMicroelectronics’ Bluetooth LE BlueNRG-2 SoC and S2-LP ultra-low-power radio transceiver. It is the smallest Monarch module (Size: 21.5mm x 19.5mm x 2.5mm) in the world and enables quick customer designs because of the half thru-hole SMD type and FOTA service from BLE5.0.

The SRM200A is a state-of-art module integrating STMicroelectronics’ BlueNRG-2 and S2-LP devices, alongside BLE 5.0, WiFi, GPS, and accelerometer, and it is used for versatile applications like indoor and outdoor tracking as well as global logistics and asset tracking. Its size is 29.0mm x 21.0mm x 2.3mm. It supports BLE FOTA and NFC-tag feature for wake-up on field and touch to-pair capabilities.

With the increasing demand for asset tracking not only locally but also globally a cost-effective tracker device is required. Sigfox Monarch is the ideal solution for this type of application. Most existing global tracker solutions today use other types of connectivity solutions that are expensive, as a result they can not be used globally. The newly released SeongJi Sigfox modules look to overcome these obstacles.