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Quectel Cellular Modules Take Smart Metering to the Next Level

 

Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 603236.SS), the leading global supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, showcased its cutting-edge IoT module portfolio ranging from 5G, NB-IoT/Cat M to LTE and AI modules at European Utility Week 2019 during Nov 12-14 in Paris.

 

 

 

 

The smart metering and utility businesses are growing rapidly in recently years, with cellular modules playing an essential role in connecting and controlling various devices to help improve operational efficiency and simplify users’ consumption management.

 

As an IoT pioneer, Quectel started the R&D on low-power, cost-effective and high-performance NB-IoT modules since the year 2016. The company’s broad NB-IoT product portfolio has been widely used in the globe, facilitating connections of more than 20 million IoT devices deployed in scenarios such as smart metering, smart cities, security, trackers, wearable devices and home appliances.

 

 

At the event, we also exhibit the new generation all-in-one modules BG95/BG77, which feature Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem. BG95 is a series of global multi-mode Cat M1, Cat NB2 and EGPRS modules with integrated GNSS capabilities. It has the same footprint as BG96, allowing seamless migration of existing customers. The ultra-compact BG77 modules support Cat M1/Cat NB2/GNSS, which measure 14.9mm × 12.9mm × 1.7mm and are ideal for size constrained applications. Both modules are extensively applied in smart meters as well as battery critical sensor applications such as smart cities, wearables, trackers, smart parking, wireless POS and so on.

 

In addition, Quectel demonstrated a testing video that shows the flagship NB-IoT only module BC68 consumes ultra-low power consumption of around 3μA in Power Saving Mode (PSM), which indicates that BC68 has the potential to enable decade-plus battery life. This is crucially important for infrastructures which usually need to serve for years, such as water meter, street lighting, smoke detector and manhole cover.

 

In the 5G era, what NB-IoT will bring to us, we will see. Quectel will hold hands tightly with eco-system partners to further push next-gen smart applications and bring better experience to people’s lives.

 

About Quectel

 

Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 603236.SS) is the leading global supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, with a broad product portfolio covering the most recent wireless technologies of 5G, LTE/LTE-A, NB-IoT/LTE-M, UMTS/HSPA(+), GSM/GPRS and GNSS. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel is able to provide one-stop services for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in IoT/M2M fields including smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart cities, security, wireless gateways, industry, healthcare, agriculture, and environment monitoring. For more information, visit Quectel's websiteLinkedInFacebook and Twitter pages to learn more.

 

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