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Connected Holdings Introduces LTE-M Telematics Device Powered by Sequans Monarch Platform

PARIS & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Sequans Communications S.A. (SQNS) and IoT intelligent services provider Connected Holdings today announced the availability of the Arrow M vehicle-tracking unit, designed for the transportation industry. The Arrow M is powered by Sequans’ Monarch Platform, the industry’s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip for IoT applications. Sequans and Connected Holdings have been collaborating closely on the development, testing, and integration of Monarch into the new Arrow M, which is now available to trucking and freight companies across the United States.

“Arrow M is a powerful solution and it is one of the very first available production-ready transportation tracking solutions with LTE-M connectivity inside,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Utilizing the ultra-low power consumption of Sequans Monarch LTE-M solution means Arrow M enabled products do not have to be connected to power and can be placed anywhere on a container or chassis, offering new flexibility and freedom to supply chain managers.”

“Sequans’ Monarch technology allows the new Arrow M enabled product family to run for multiple years on an embedded battery,” said Eric Collins, Connected Holdings CEO. “Also, Monarch’s support for a +23 dBm power amplifier, which allows it to reach MCL (maximum coupling loss) of 164 dB, ensures reliable, cost-effective service all across the USA, even when the Arrow M enabled solution is placed deep inside a trailer or container. Sequans is a leader in LTE for IoT and Monarch provides the technical advantages and simplicity we wanted in Arrow M.”

Arrow M solutions use an ultra-reliable LTE-enabled sensor package designed for monitoring and tracking of trailers and containers, vehicle recovery, trailer management, lot management and other asset utilization applications. They require no programming skills to use and come with easy-to-use software for configuration and reporting. Reports can be created periodically or in response to events, such as motion, speed, harsh acceleration or braking, geo-fence violations, temperature, altitude, and much more.

Arrow M is powered by Sequans’ Monarch Platform, the world’s most 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 IoT applications. It supports transmit power of 23 dBm and provides the enhanced coverage needed for deep-indoor and/or 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. Sequans’ Monarch is certified by leading operators in the USA.

See the Arrow M solution on display this week at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, at Sequans’ stand S.3146.

Arrow M solutions are available now. For more information contact Jim Epler at jim.epler@connected-holdings.com.

About Connected Holdings

Connected Holdings is an end-to-end, vertically integrated, Internet of Things “IoT” intelligent services provider. The Company has developed the Connected “Intelligent Services Platform.” The Connected Intelligent Services Platform is the first platform in the world to consolidate low cost wireless sensor device development and manufacturing with low cost cellular services, cellular connectivity management, over the air device management, financial and billing system management, cloud based analytics processing, and WEB and smart phone consumer application development. Visit Connected Holdings online at http://connected-holdings.com.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks, both LTE and WiMAX, around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the Internet of Things. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com, www.facebook.com/sequans, www.twitter.com/sequans.

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