eLichens Introduces First Natural Gas Detector to Incorporate NB-IoT/LTE-M Connectivity from Sequans – AsiaNet-Pakistan

Avolta natural gas detector with NB-IoT/LTE-M connectivity

eLichens introduces the first natural gas detector to integrate NB-IoT/LTE-M connectivity

Grenoble, France, Sept. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eLichens, a leading provider of non-dispersive infrared sensors and detectors, is excited to announce its collaboration with Sequans, bringing the latest evolution of its Avolta, natural gas detector. NGD). This new release from Avolta harnesses the power of NB-IoT/LTE-M technology using Sequans' Monarch-2 platform.

Avolta is a battery-powered NGD device with a 10-year lifespan. Avolta offers near-infrared spectroscopy to detect the unique signature of methane in the light spectrum, providing unmatched accuracy and effectively reducing the risk of interference from other household chemicals.

Avolta's main mission is to significantly reduce methane emissions, secure the future of energy resources, and ensure the safety of people and the environment.

Avolta is becoming an integral part of the net zero program that is changing the global economy.

“Accelerating the discovery of natural gas across the entire energy value chain is an important part of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Wahid Issa, CEO of eLichens. “Integrating Avolta's Sequans Monarch-2 connection enables gas utilities to deploy ubiquitous NGD at an optimized cost of ownership and ensures compliance with FirstNet certification and standards such as UL1484 and EN50194-1.”

“The Monarch-2 GM02S is an LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 module based on Sequans' second-generation Monarch 2 chipset platform. Monarch 2 includes Sequans' RF Single-SKU™ The front end and incorporates a common criteria EAL5+ secure enclave that provides secure key storage and an embedded SIM (iSIM),” said George Karam, CEO and President of Sequans.

For more information about Avolta: www.elichens.com/avolta-gas-leak detector

About eLichens
eLichens mission is to provide solutions for detecting and monitoring environmental greenhouse gas related climate issues. eLichens relies on a portfolio of patents and expertise that enables it to develop innovative and disruptive smart infrared sensors and industrial IoT devices. eLichens is based in Grenoble, France with offices in the US. visit www.elichens.com

Contact: [email protected]

About Sequans
Sequans Communications SA (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading developer and supplier of cellular IoT connectivity solutions, providing chips and modules for 5G/4G massive and broadband IoT. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Taiwan, South Korea and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.comAnd follow us Twitter and connected.

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