Sequans Communications and Momentum IoT have joined forces to add LTE-M connectivity to the Momentum IoT Eagle 1 telematics tracking device for a total solution that makes fleet management more user-friendly and more cost-effective, the companies announced.
Sequans Communications is a Paris-based LTE for IoT chipmaker. Momentum IoT is a Long Beach, California-based provider of fleet-management hardware and software solutions.
The Momentum IoT Eagle 1 is designed to enable fleet managers to monitor and track the status of virtually everything in their fleets, from location and fuel consumption to maintenance problems.
“Adding LTE-M connectivity to the Eagle 1 is crucial to our fleet-manager customers because important data, including location, trip activity or real-time maintenance issues, can now be transmitted via the always on and everywhere available nationwide LTE-M network, which provides connectivity at a lower cost and with lower power consumption,” said Justin Silva, CEO of Momentum IoT. “We chose Sequans’ Monarch because it is the world’s leading LTE-M/NB-IoT chip, and Sequans is the proven leader in LTE for IoT. They help us offer better value and higher performance for field service managers.”
The Momentum Eagle 1 features plug-in connectors that need no wiring. The auto-load feature automatically sets up the vehicle in the dashboard, where fleet managers can instantly view odometer, voltage and fuel-level readings, as well as the idle, park or moving status of every truck or vehicle in their fleet. Managers have full visibility of trucks on the map, including distance from site and deviations. Notifications are provided for trip length and speed reports, and alerts are provided for maintenance issues.
“We are pleased to partner with Momentum IoT to bring the truly innovative Eagle 1 telematics solution to market,” said Georges Karam, CEO of Sequans. “Momentum IoT is enabling fleet operators of all sizes to benefit from telematics solutions that have previously been available only to big companies – they are making it simpler and more cost-effective, while providing the full range of telematics features with high security.”
The LTE connectivity in the Momentum Eagle 1 telematics device is powered by Sequans Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform.