Sequans and Orion Labs Partner to Develop First LTE-enabled Wearable with Monarch LTE-M Chip

Sequans and Orion Labs Partner to Develop First LTE-enabled Wearable with Monarch LTE-M Chip

Partnership will allow Orion Labs to develop wearable devices that provide standalone, wide-area utility thanks to LTE for IoT.

LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and Orion Labs, a leader in communication technology dedicated to connecting people and services through the power of voice, today announced a strategic partnership that will look to bring the power of LTE-M to wearable devices for the first time.

Orion Labs will work with Sequans to utilize their world-first LTE-M/NB-IoT Monarch chip to power future wearable communication devices. Using Monarch, Orion Labs will be able to develop wearable devices that can provide voice communications to other devices, people and bots, without the need to tether to a cell phone.

“It’s exciting that Orion Labs has chosen our Monarch chip to develop its next generation of wearable devices,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.

“The current Onyx product is already a brilliant IoT wearable, and when it is enabled with LTE by Monarch, Onyx will be even more intelligent, and deployable on a wide scale, cost-effectively.”

“Sequans’ Monarch chip is the most highly-optimized and efficient chip available in the market today,” said Greg Albrecht, CTO at Orion Labs. “With Onyx, we are pushing the technology boundaries by offering heads-up voice communication with unlimited range between people and soon with voice services like Amazon’s Alexa and other third-party bots through the Orion Labs bot framework. This partnership with Sequans will allow us to continue to push the boundaries, putting cutting-edge technology into our products to provide the best possible experience for our customers.”

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