Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Next Meters, a leading provider of utility metering equipment, is using its Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT platform to provide the connectivity for new utility metering solutions in North America.
Next Meters’ new line of outdoor metering products will allow municipalities and utility companies to take advantage of smart metering technology regardless of the life-cycle stage of their existing metering systems. From augmenting existing meters, to full solution deployments, Next Meters’ product line allows customers to grow into a solution that makes sense for them every step of the way.
Adam Paul CEO, Next Meters, said:
“We selected Sequans Monarch 2 because of its demonstrated live network performance in coverage and power consumption, and especially because of its integrated eSIM with top Common Criteria EAL5+ security rating.”
“The maturity and reliability of Sequans’ technology is unsurpassed in the industry and Monarch 2 is an ideal solution for our metering systems application.”
“Next Meters is quickly becoming a leader in the utility metering market and we are pleased to support their strategy with our Monarch 2 technology,” said Louis Chuang, EVP of Sequans Massive IoT division. “Municipalities and utility providers will benefit greatly from the high quality and elegantly simple solutions provided by Next Meters.”
Sequans’ Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT platform is a highly integrated multi-band solution supporting 5G massive IoT, delivering high performance connectivity with ultra-low power consumption. It is a single-chip LTE-M and NB-IoT solution designed specifically for narrowband IoT applications, including meters, sensors, wearables, and other M2M and IoT devices. Monarch 2 is one of the most mature cellular IoT chip solutions in the industry. It builds on the success of first-generation Monarch and incorporates full reuse of Monarch’s software and architecture. Monarch 2 brings several significant advancements, including an integrated secure enclave with the certified EAL5+ security, enabling integrated eSIM.