4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and NetComm Wireless introduced 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 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) to 70 degrees Celsius (158 degrees Fahrenheit). It can withstand shocks and long-term vibrations and, because it has a dedicated ignition sensing input, can be used for vehicle applications.
About NetComm Wireless Limited
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices and solutions globally. The company provides 3G, 4G and rural broadband new generation fixed-wireless devices that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilize NetComm Wireless’ solutions to optimize network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and rural broadband markets. For the past 32 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognized wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US,Europe/UK, New Zealand, Middle East and Japan. For more information, visit www.netcommwireless.com.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: 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 inthe United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and mainland China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com.