Samea integrates Sequans module in smart building sensor

  • April 14, 2020
  • imc

Samea Innovation, a provider of wireless products and design services, is using a module from fellow French company Sequans Communications to provide the LTE connectivity for its Sensoriis smart building wireless sensor.
The Sensoriis device is an IoT product designed to monitor, collect and analyse building status information, including temperature, humidity, air quality, pressure, light, colour of light, sound, noise and movement. The Sensoriis is designed to address a wide range of applications, including smart home, smart building, home automation, and security and alarm systems.
“We selected Sequans’ Monarch GM01Q to provide the connectivity for the Sensoriis because of its ultra-low power consumption and its 17-band coverage, enabling us to deploy it globally,” said Sebastien Amiot, director of Samea Innovation. “With Monarch GM01Q’s high level of efficiency and other advanced features, we are able to address sustainable and green business applications in the smart home, smart city and smart building market segments.”
Sensoriis combines the LTE-M connectivity provided by Sequans along with Zigbee, which acts as an LTE-M gateway, and Bluetooth 5.0 that enables set up of Sensoriis using any smartphone. Among the first customers for the IoT device is Oze-Energies, which has adopted Sensoriis for its smart building service that monitors air quality for environmental security.
“Samea has created the Sensoriis to be an innovative smart home and smart city device with a wide range of sensing and monitoring capabilities,” said Didier Dutronc, Sequans CMO. “We are happy to see the Sensoriis now becoming accepted in the smart home and building IoT market.”
Sensoriis is connected by the Sequans module, which is optimised for smart building and smart home applications. It comprises an LTE-M and NB-IoT chip and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimised transceiver, a complete single SKU RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package.
The Monarch GM01Q provides full support for power saving mode and extended discontinuous reception to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides modes that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. The Monarch GM01Q features Sequans’ proprietary dynamic power management technology that enables power consumption of 1µA.
“Building facility managers are gradually leveraging multi-sensor IoT hardware to augment their existing building management systems and offer new value-added services to improve occupant experience and reduce operational expenses,” said Adarsh Krishnan, principal analyst at ABI Research. “This growing demand for wireless sensors and actuators in commercial buildings will drive annual revenue from field devices to exceed $684m by 2026. As a leading provider of modules that are optimised for smart building and smart home IoT, Sequans is addressing the opportunities of this market.”
Samea Innovation offers wireless products and design services, based on expertise in wireless radio communications and design skills to providing optimised products with the entire development flow, from the analysis of specifications and system studies, up to the industrialisation of products, using industrial partners.
Sequans Communications is a developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for broadband, and critical IoT. For 5G and 4G massive IoT applications, Sequans provides a product portfolio based on its Monarch LTE-M, NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms. For 5G and 4G broadband and critical IoT applications, Sequans has products based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4 and Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimised for low-cost residential, enterprise and industrial applications.
Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, with offices in the USA, UK, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea and China.