Sequans Powers New Kurio 7x 4G LTE Tablet by Techno Source and KD Interactive
LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2014 – Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) has been selected by Techno Source and KD Interactive, makers of the best-selling Kurio™ line of Android tablets for families with kids, to provide the LTE connectivity for the new Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet unveiled today at 2014 International CES®. The tablet includes Sequans’ VZ20Q EZLinkLTE™ module, a complete LTE connectivity solution designed to provide manufacturers with a quick and easy solution for adding LTE to consumer devices. The Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet will run exclusively on the Verizon Wireless network.
“We chose Sequans’ LTE technology for the new Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet because the EZLinkLTE module gave us a pre-integrated, pre-tested, and pre-certified solution that we could add to our tablet design with very little additional work,” said Pieter van den Bosch, strategic director, KD Group. “The all-in-one simplicity of Sequans’ solution, already certified for use on the LTE network of Verizon Wireless, enabled us to bring this new Kurio tablet to market very quickly.”
Sequans’ VZ20Q EZLinkLTE module is certified compliant with Verizon Wireless Open Network specifications and operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. It comprises Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE platform baseband chip and all other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete dual-band RF front-end for bands 4 and 13, key interfaces, LP-DDR SDRAM, embedded boot Flash, and VC-TCXO all in a single, compact package. [see Verizon Wireless Device & Module Showcase]
The Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet is the latest in the Kurio line of tablets for kids and families. The key feature is the proprietary Kurio Genius parental controls that give parents peace of mind while giving kids access to the cutting edge technology they want. The new Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet includes all the features of the Kurio 7s tablet, and adds LTE connectivity for LTE bands 4 and 13 for Verizon Wireless.
“Kurio is the best-selling Android tablet for families with kids and we are pleased that our LTE technology has been chosen to offer Kurio users a seamless experience, anywhere, anytime on the Verizon Wireless network,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “The always-on capability of LTE, leveraging Verizon Wireless’ nationwide LTE network, gives this tablet very strong appeal.”
The new Kurio 7x LTE tablet is expected to ship in summer of 2014.
The Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet will be showcased at 2014 International CES in the Kids@Play TechZone in The Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom, daily January 7-10