French firm Sequans Communications announced that Samea Innovation, a provider of wireless products and design services, is using Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module to provide the LTE connectivity for its new Sensoriis Smart Building Wireless Sensor.
The Sensoriis device is an advanced IoT solution designed to monitor, collect, and analyze building status information, including temperature, humidity, air quality, pressure, light, color of light, sound, noise, and movement. The Sensoriis is designed to address a wide range of applications, including smart, home, smart building, home automation, and security/alarm systems.
“We selected Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q to provide the connectivity for the Sensoriis because of its ultra-low power consumption and its 17-band coverage, enabling us to deploy it globally,” said Sebastien Amiot, director, Samea Innovation. “With Monarch GM01Q’s high level of efficiency and other advanced features, we are able to address sustainable and green business applications in the smart home, smart city, and smart building market segments.”
Sensoriis combines the LTE-M connectivity provided by Sequans along with Zigbee, which acts as an LTE-M gateway, and Bluetooth 5.0 that enables set up of Sensoriis using any smartphone. Among the first customers for Samea’s new IoT device is oze-energies, which has adopted Sensoriis for its next generation smart building service that monitors air quality for environmental security.
“Samea has created the Sensoriis to be an innovative smart home/smart city device with a wide range of sensing and monitoring capabilities,” said Didier Dutronc, Sequans CMO.
“Building facility managers are gradually leveraging multi-sensor IoT hardware to augment their existing building management systems and offer new value-added services to improve occupant experience and reduce operational expenses” said Adarsh Krishnan, Principal Analyst at ABI Research.
Sensoriis is connected by Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q module, which is optimized for smart building and smart home applications. It comprises Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single SKU RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces.