AirLink™ GX400 multi-purpose wireless gateway combined with AirLink Management Services delivers comprehensive cloud-based remote
management for thousands of endpoints
VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today
announced a multi-purpose wireless gateway that defines next-generation
intelligent machine-to-machine (M2M) networking. The powerful Sierra
Wireless AirLink™ GX400 gateway offers a leading-edge combination of
features, including cloud-based device management, extensive hardware
and software enhancements, mil-spec ruggedness, GPS and associated
location-based services, and advanced configuration options with
comprehensive expandability for both hardware and software features.
Flexible and powerful enough to meet the needs of a wide range of
applications in the transportation, industrial M2M and enterprise
markets, the AirLink GX400 will make solution deployment faster, easier
and less expensive for mobile system operators, OEMs, application
service providers and end customers. With the AirLink GX400, system
integrators can standardize on a single gateway platform to serve the
needs of all of their customers.
Sierra Wireless also announced AirLink Management Services (AMS), which
will facilitate comprehensive cloud-based device management for the
AirLink GX400, as well as other AirLink intelligent gateways and
routers. Based on the Sierra Wireless AirVantage™ Platform, this
powerful hosted device management service means small and large
deployments can affordably take advantage of the comprehensive AMS
management features from any location with Internet access.
"The AirLink GX400 is phenomenally easy to deploy and manage.
Integration with our existing routing platforms and robust enterprise
network security capabilities was quick and seamless," said Paresh
Patel, CCIE, Director of Network Solutions at Accel Networks. "Once
provisioned, the gateway offers a plug-and-play experience to provide a
reliable connection to the network operator cloud. The advanced
capabilities and PCI-compliant features make the AirLink GX400 the
ideal gateway for Accel Networks to deploy and manage thousands of 3G
wireless endpoints annually."
Sierra Wireless boosted processing performance five-fold, basing the
AirLink GX400's design on an ARM 11-class microprocessor architecture
operating with high-capacity DDR memory. This provides a powerful
foundation for exploiting existing and new features and functionality.
Other hardware enhancements include external antenna connectors,
Ethernet, Serial and USB "OTG" (On-the-Go), as well as an expansion
slot to accommodate future integrated add-on capabilities such as
additional physical interfaces and wireless local and personal area
networking and communications.
"By combining the best features of our highly successful AirLink Raven
and AirLink Pinpoint M2M gateways, the AirLink GX400 provides the most
flexible, powerful and cost-effective solution available in the
industry today," said Emmanuel Walckenaer, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Solutions and Services for Sierra Wireless.
"Particularly in the dynamic markets of the next few years, today's
solutions also have to work for tomorrow's technologies, so we've
designed the AirLink GX400 platform to allow easy addition of new
capabilities, which provides our distributors and customers a product
line that will serve them well into the future."
Drawing on years of experience with the ultra-rugged AirLink MP product
line, the AirLink GX400 has been engineered and verified to comply with
numerous industry and wireless requirements including, but not limited
to Mil-STD 810-F, IEC60068, IP64, Class 1 Div 2, and e-Mark. Similarly,
it meets a broad range of standards including FCC, PTCRB, CE, GCF and
network operator certification. This experience and attention to
detail ensures the AirLink GX400 will be reliable and well-suited for a
very broad range of mobile, industrial and enterprise applications and
The AirLink GX400 is powered by ALEOS™ embedded intelligence, which
enables a highly configurable environment with no need for scarce
technical programming resources. This allows a customer or integrator
to configure hundreds of different device and network parameters,
including security and location protocols, firmware upgrades, reset
timers, events reporting and much more. In addition, ALEOS facilitates
simple integration with third-party equipment and applications through
a large library of legacy machine and location protocols.
With the introduction of AirLink Management Services, ALEOS enables
comprehensive remote configuration, management and troubleshooting
through a cloud-based architecture. In addition, ALEOS on the AirLink
GX400 offers new routing capabilities, along with the ability to add
networking features as the need arises. ALEOS networking features are
built upon robust, reliable industry-tested software that will serve
customers well into the future.
The AirLink GX400 gateway and AirLink Management Services will be
available in second quarter of 2011 with support for 3G+ wireless
broadband network technologies and 2G backwards compatibility,
including EV-DO/CDMA 1X and HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS variants.
AirLink™ Intelligent Gateways and Routers
Sierra Wireless AirLink™ Intelligent M2M Gateways are designed to meet
the needs of Industrial and Enterprise customers who require a reliable
consistent connection to remote assets in various mobile, fixed and
portable applications. Powered by ALEOS™ embedded intelligence and managed by the AirLink suite of management software, AirLink M2M gateways and routers maintain a reliable connection to
remote assets and provide comprehensive remote configuration and
For more information about Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 gateway, please
visit www.sierrawireless.com/AirLinkGX400. For more information about AirLink Management Services, please visit www.sierrawireless.com/AirLinkManagementServices. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile
computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and
solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular
networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers,
enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us
for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless
modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of
software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can
successfully bring wireless applications to market. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
"AirLink" is a trademark of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service
names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective
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