Quectel Adds Polte's IoT Location Technology to its LPWA Module Portfolio

Quectel Adds Polte's IoT Location Technology to its LPWA Module Portfolio

Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global supplier of IoT modules and antennas, has announced support for Polte, innovator of Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology, to its LPWA module portfolio. Quectel will incorporate Polte's SuperRes capability into all BG77x and BG95x modules, to offer secure, accurate, global locations for indoor and outdoor positioning.

Polte will deliver Quectel customers:

  1. Heightened security through offloading computational complexity to the cloud via Polte's patented, edge-to-cloud architecture.
  2. Greater than 10x more accurate cellular positioning capability over competitive cellular solutions for Massive IoT asset tracking.
  3. Global positioning indoors and outdoors, regardless of the mobile network operator, without a requirement for additional infrastructure deployment.
  4. Greater power efficiency and cost savings in comparison to other traditional location technologies such as GPS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth.

The Quectel BG770, BG950, and BG951 are ultra-compact LPWA modules that support LTE Cat M1, LTE Cat NB2, and have GNSS integrated. All three modules are fully compliant with the 3GPP Rel-14 specification and provide maximum data rates of 588 kbps downlink and 1119 kbps uplink. The BG770 has an SMT form factor of 14.9 mm × 12.9 mm × 1.9 mm while the Quectel BG950 and BG951 modules have an SMT form factor of 23.6 mm × 19.9 mm × 2.2 mm. All three modules feature ultra-low power consumption, achieving up to 70% reduction in power saving mode (PSM) leakage and 85% reduction in extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) current consumption compared to their predecessors. 

Simply leveraging ubiquitous 4G/5G cellular infrastructure and cloud computing, Polte's unique technology enables Massive IoT asset trackers combined with Quectel's LPWA modules to deliver a significant competitive edge to trackers that may otherwise require an amalgamation of traditional technologies to attain similar visibility. Together, Polte and Quectel will bring universal asset visibility for a wide range of assets, such as parcels or pallets in the supply chain, as they are transported between trucks and distributed to retail destinations.

"We are dedicated to continued innovation and enhancing what is possible with asset tracking for our customers," said Quectel VP of Products Neset Yalcinkaya. "With Polte's technology, our customers will now have access to industry-leading accuracy for both indoor and outdoor insights globally, without sacrificing on power, cost, or security. We look forward to supporting Polte's SuperRes capability and helping tracking customers build a smarter world."

"We are thrilled to partner with Quectel to bring our Massive IoT location technology to their customers," Polte CEO Ed Chao said. "The concept of universal asset visibility should be simple. With an increasingly challenging global supply chain, transportation and logistics managers need visibility into their most critical assets at all stages of their journey to truly reap the benefits of connected devices, including improved operational efficiency and proactive decision making. With this new partnership, we are helping make 'everywhere' location intelligence the standard for enterprise solutions."

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