Sequans Communications S.A. 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.
Georges Karam, Sequans CEO, said:
“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.”
“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.