SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) today announced that its Calliope LTE Cat 1 Platform is powering Geotab’s new GO8Ⓡ device, an open-platform telematics solution for fleet management unveiled this week at Mobile World Congress. The GO8 delivers a comprehensive set of telematics features including GPS, g-force monitoring, accurate engine diagnostics, accident detection and notification, near real-time vehicle data, fast GPS acquisition time, auto-calibrating accelerometer performance, and end-to-end security.
“The new LTE-enabled GO8 is an amazingly useful telematics device with a wide array of valuable features, now made even more valuable with the addition of LTE connectivity,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “LTE technology is the ideal connectivity solution for the GO8 which transmits detailed information such as engine diagnostics, vehicle alerts, and accident data. Geotab’s GO8 device is a powerful tool for fleet managers who need second-by-second data accuracy and location information, and we are very proud to see our Calliope LTE Cat 1 technology inside.”
“Our work with Sequans has enabled us to introduce the next generation of our telematics solution with the launch of the Geotab GO8,” said Neil Cawse (@ncawse), CEO, Geotab. “Having Sequans LTE Cat 1 technology in the GO8 gives our customers advanced connectivity and a cost-effective fleet management solution that will be used well into the next decade.”
The Geotab GO8 device is LTE-enabled by Sequans’ Calliope LTE Platform, an-IoT-optimized chipset solution designed specifically for LTE Cat 1 applications needing up to 10 Mbps of throughput, an ideal speed for Geotab’s fleet tracking and telematics application. Calliope comprises baseband and RF, an integrated IoT applications processor running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing.
The Geotab GO8 is now certified for use on LTE and will be on display in Sequans’ booth at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, North Hall, N.501.
Geotab is a global leader in telematics, providing open platform fleet management solutions to businesses of all sizes. Geotab’s intuitive, full-featured solutions help businesses better manage their drivers and vehicles by extracting accurate and actionable intelligence from real-time and historical trips data. With more than 1 billion data points collected by Geotab devices and delivered to the platform per day, Geotab helps companies access actionable business intelligence and benchmarking data to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve stronger compliance to regulatory changes. The company’s products are represented and sold worldwide through its Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading provider of single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks 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 IoT. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans