Ultra-low power consumption of Monarch 2 improves Itron’s operational efficiency in smart water solutions.

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Itron has selected Sequans’ Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT technology to connect its newest Intelis wSource smart water meters as part of its strategy to modernize the advanced metering industry (AMI) with cellular connected solutions.

The most recent deployment of Intelis is in Queensland, Australia, where the Cairns Regional Council is using the new Itron Intelis system to manage usage, identify leaks, and lower costs in its water distribution system.

Cameron Ward, VP Procurement, Itron, said:

“We chose Sequans’ Monarch 2 to connect our meters because of its ultra-low power consumption and because it can support both LTE-M and NB-IoT in a single solution.”

“Monarch’s low power consumption extends the life of our battery-powered meters for up to 15 years, improving our operational efficiency and enabling us to provide smarter, more sustainable solutions to our customers, and its single footprint LTE-M/NB-IoT capability provides excellent deployment flexibility. Sequans’ ability to scale production globally and competitively through our product lifecycles was equally critical in our decision.”

“Itron is transforming the energy industry by moving to future-proof cellular and we are pleased to support them as they make this transition,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “Our collaboration with Itron, a clear leader in AMI, is bringing real value to Itron’s utility customers.”

Sequans Monarch 2 delivers ultra-low power consumption with rock bottom at 1 microamp, and a very high level of security.

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