PARIS, France --- October 21, 2021 –-Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and startup qastle have LTE-enabled qastle’s new Smart Alarm™ Controller, which allows a DIY homeowner to upgrade their wired alarm system to a smart wired alarm system---using all their existing wired sensors and devices---by simply replacing the existing alarm system control panel with the qastle Smart Alarm Controller. For the cellular connection, the qastle Smart Alarm Controller uses the Sequans' Monarch Go LTE-M/NB-IoT modem component that provides an instant connection to cellular IoT networks. Monarch Go is an all-in-one connectivity solution, including the modem, optimized antenna, and Verizon SIM, and it comes pre-certified by Verizon.
"Cellular connectivity was a requirement for our Smart Alarm from the beginning but our engineering backgrounds did not include cellular hardware, software or certification expertise, so we weren't sure exactly how we'd deliver this when we started," said Sean Maddox, co-founder, qastle. "We were thrilled when we discovered Sequans' Monarch Go. We brought it into the lab and quickly confirmed it as a complete, all-in-one solution that enabled us to instantly connect our Smart Alarm to the cellular data network by simply connecting Monarch Go to our controller.”
Kelly Duerr, co-founder at qastle added: “Monarch Go comes complete with everything needed for connectivity including an already tuned and optimized antenna and a Verizon SIM. Monarch Go lives up to its promises and made connecting our Smart Alarm to the cellular network entirely simple and fast, saving us from months of design and certification effort and enabling us to focus our efforts on other areas of product development.”
“The qastle Smart Alarm provides real value to homeowners and is an ideal residential security solution,” said Didier Dutronc, EVP of Sequans’ massive IoT business unit. “With the Smart Alarm, homeowners don’t have to replace their existing wired alarm system with an expensive wireless system but instead can quickly upgrade to a full-featured system that seamlessly integrates with the rest of their smart home ecosystem. qastle is exactly who we built Monarch Go to serve, and we are pleased that it enabled them to get their Smart Alarm Controller to market fast.”
qastle Smart Alarm Controller Product Description
The qastle Smart Alarm Controller supports all low voltage wired sensors and devices and, together with the qastle app for iOS and Android, provides full user control and visibility from anywhere in the world, smart home integration, automation and robust security system features, including:
Monarch Go is based on Sequans Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip that provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable long battery life. Monarch provides enhanced coverage modes, including a +23 dBm power amplifier, that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. For LTE positioning, in addition to the optional GNSS, Monarch Go incorporates the positioning technology of Polte for low power, indoor and outdoor positioning capability using the LTE radio alone. Monarch delivers programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single-SKU™, and proprietary dynamic power management technology, enabling rock bottom power consumption of 1 micro amp. Monarch is certified by operators around the world. www.sequans.com.
Monarch Go Product Description
Monarch Go is a comprehensive modem component certified by Verizon as an end-device and offered with a Verizon data plan. Highlights:
The new qastle Smart Alarm Controller will be on display at Sequans booth, #1736, at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 26-28. Monarch Go is available through world-leading solutions provider, Avnet.
qastle.io, LLC is a startup founded in 2019 by Kelly Duerr and Sean Maddox as a result of their quest for ways to drastically improve their own experiences with their own existing wired alarm systems. After finding no satisfactory options the two long term tech industry engineers founded qastle.io to develop the qastle Smart Alarm and make it available to the millions of other home owners also seeking ways to drastically improve their own alarm system experience. qastle.io, LLC is an Arizona Domestic LLC, you can visit us online at qastle.io and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked-In.
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Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading developer and supplier of cellular IoT connectivity solutions, providing chips and modules for 5G/4G massive and broadband IoT. For 5G/4G massive IoT applications, Sequans provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms, featuring industry-leading low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability. For 5G/4G broadband IoT applications, Sequans offers a product portfolio based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4/Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimized for low-cost residential, enterprise, and industrial applications. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com, and follow us on Twitter and Linked-In
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