Quectel Adds Polte’s IoT Location Technology to LPWA Module Portfolio

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Quectel Wireless Solutions, a supplier of IoT modules and antennas, has announced support for Polte, innovator of Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology, to its LPWA module portfolio.

Quectel will incorporate Polte’s SuperRes capability into all BG77x and BG95x modules, to offer secure, accurate, global location for indoor and outdoor positioning.

The Quectel BG770, BG950 and BG951 are ultra-compact LPWA modules that support LTE Cat M1, LTE Cat NB2 and integrated GNSS. All three modules are fully compliant with 3GPP Rel-14 specification and provide maximum data rates of 588 kbps downlink and 1119 kbps uplink.

The BG770 has an SMT form factor of 14.9 mm × 12.9 mm × 1.9 mm while the Quectel BG950 and BG951 modules have an SMT form factor of 23.6 mm × 19.9 mm × 2.2 mm. All three modules feature ultra-low power consumption, achieving up to 70% reduction in power saving mode (PSM) leakage and 85% reduction in extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) current consumption compared to their predecessors.

Simply leveraging ubiquitous 4G/5G cellular infrastructure and cloud computing, Polte’s unique technology enables Massive IoT asset trackers combined with Quectel’s LPWA modules to deliver a significant competitive edge to trackers that may otherwise require an amalgamation of traditional technologies to attain similar visibility.

The partners said they will bring universal asset visibility for a wide range of assets, such as parcels or pallets in the supply chain, as they are transported between trucks and distributed to retail destinations.