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Sequans Powers New M2M Router by NetComm Wireless

Sequans Powers New M2M Router by NetComm Wireless

4G LTE Light Industrial Router Certified by Verizon Wireless.

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and NetComm Wireless, a leading Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device developer, introduced today the NetComm Wireless 4G LTE Light Industrial M2M Router (NWL-25) with LTE powered by Sequans. The NWL-25 operates on LTE bands 4 and 13 and delivers industrial-grade M2M capabilities and a wide range of interfaces, including a serial port, an Ethernet port, three multipurpose digital and analog ports and a USB 2.0 port. It supports carrier-grade remote management functionalities, including remote system monitoring, remote diagnostics, remote configuration and over-the-air firmware updates. The price-competitive NWL-25 is ideal for M2M applications in numerous market segments such as automotive, industrial monitoring, manufacturing, retail and utilities.

“We are pleased to contribute our LTE technology to the NWL-25,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.

“The device provides high-end capability while being very cost-effective and is therefore positioned to reach wide acceptance in the M2M market.”

“We chose Sequans for the NWL-25 because Sequans’ chips are optimized for IoT and M2M applications and offer excellent price/performance,” said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless. “Also, Sequans EZLinkLTE module was very easy to design in, since it comes pre-certified and pre-integrated with everything included.”

The LTE technology inside the NWL-25 is Sequans’ VZ20Q EZLinkLTE module, which is certified for use on the Verizon 4G LTE network and operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. It comprises Sequans’ Cat 4 (150 Mbps) Mont Blanc LTE platform and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete dual-band RF front-end for bands 4 and 13, key interfaces, LP-DDR SDRAM, embedded boot Flash, and VC-TCXO all in a single, compact package.

The NWL-25 features easy setup using a built-in WebGUI, which can be used for plug and play applications requiring simple connectivity back to a central operations center. It includes a powerful processor, a significant amount of spare memory and an open embedded Linux operating system. The NWL-25 has been tested to withstand the harsh effects of industrial environments and will work from -30°C (-22° F) to 70°C (158°F). It can withstand shocks and long-term vibrations and, because it has a dedicated ignition sensing input, can be used for vehicle applications.

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