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Quectel modules used by Sensoneo are built to withstand the tough and demanding waste and recycling environment, say the companies.
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Sensoneo offers new sensor modules

Recycling pickup and routing technology firm is using technology from Quectel Wireless Solutions.

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September 10, 2021

Slovakia-based Sensoneo, a provider of waste and recycling routing efficiency technology, has selected modules from Shanghai-based Quectel Wireless Solutions to help deliver its services.

Sesoneo says its “smart waste management technology [is used] to address lack of efficiency and transparency, the greatest challenges the waste management industry faces.” The company says its technology allows customers to achieve from 30 to 63 percent reductions in waste collection route miles. The company’s hardware, which has been installed in more than 60 countries through reseller partners, has been developed in-house and relies on IoT (internet of things) networks.

For its IoT networks, Sensoneo has chosen Quectel’s LTE BG96, GNSS LC86L and GNSS L86 IoT modules, which the companies say can offer “maximum data rates of 375 kbps [kilobits per second] downlink and uplink.”

The module line features global frequency bands, ultra-low power consumption, and is compatible with Quectel’s LTE Standard module EG91/EG95, LPWA module BC95-G/BG95, UMTS/HSPA module UG95/UG96 and GSM/GPRS module M95.

The Quectel modules are part of a Sensoneo product offering that “combines smart sensors that monitor waste in real-time with advanced tracking equipment and sophisticated software providing cities and businesses with digital transformation, automation of critical daily operations and data-driven decision making which results in transparent waste streams, optimization of waste collection routes, frequencies, and vehicle loads, and the ability to easily introduce pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs,” states Sensoneo.

“Our smart sensors are designed for monitoring fill levels in bins and containers using ultrasonic technology,” says Jaroslav Galas, chief technology officer of Sensoneo. “Using Quectel communication modules, we rely on the company’s expertise and high-quality components. In order to build resilient, elegant and smart hardware, Sensoneo engineers rely only on components from market leaders such as Quectel.”

Sensoneo technology and products are available in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and the Americas. The firm says its customers are reporting carbon emissions reductions of up to 60 percent.

“Waste collection is a tough and demanding environment, so high-quality modules and devices are required to ensure effective performance,” says Alexander Bufalino, a vice president with Quectel Wireless Solutions. “We are pleased that Sensoneo has identified the quality and performance our modules offer and is using them to help customers build a smarter world.”