Sierra Wireless AirLink™ MP895 ultra-rugged, in-vehicle router provides
wireless connection for real-time tracking of heavy equipment, vehicles
and wood inventory under demanding environmental conditions
VANCOUVER, April 20 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) and
Mobile World Communications, an authorized Sierra Wireless distributor
in Finland, today announced that Mobile World Communications is
supplying Sierra Wireless AirLink™ ultra-rugged in-vehicle routers for
sub-contractors with the Metsäliitto Group, an international forest
industry group with operations in 30 countries. Metsäliitto chose the
Sierra Wireless AirLink MP895 rugged in-vehicle router to provide fast,
3G connections in its heavy machinery and transport vehicles, enabling
real-time transmission of critical information such as the quantity and
location of wood resources.
Metsäliitto selected Sierra Wireless products based on their reliable
operation in the most demanding environments and the broad coverage
provided by the AirLink MP895 router, which supports four HSPA
frequency bands (850, 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz), ensuring wide
compatibility across rural areas in Finland, as well as with networks
in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Sierra Wireless AirLink products offer a highly configurable platform
that enables fast and easy implementation, as well as remote
configuration and management of devices in the field. The integrated
ALEOS™ embedded intelligence and the AirLink suite of device management
software provide Metsäliitto with automated monitoring and control of
the AirLink routers, and where necessary, the ability to remotely carry
out modifications and software updates. This remote management
capability is a key feature valued by Metsäliitto, based on the need to
operate and maintain equipment over wide geographic areas.
"We are pleased to collaborate with Metsäliitto and Sierra Wireless to
provide mobile connectivity for Metsäliitto subcontractors in the
field," said Matti Onnelainen, CEO for Mobile World Communications.
"This project serves as a great example of how M2M communications can
provide our customers with better quality information and communication
capabilities to improve their business operations."
"Being able to communicate with equipment and operators regardless of
location has become critically important, and we understand the
significant level of trust a company like Metsäliitto needs to have in
the communications devices it chooses," said Justin Schmid, Vice
President of Marketing and Business Development, Solutions and Services
for Sierra Wireless. "We're proud to have been chosen by Metsäliitto to
provide that critical link."
Sierra Wireless AirLink gateways and routers are utilized in
mission-critical applications throughout the world to provide reliable
wireless two-way data communications for applications such as
industrial automation, tracking and mobile resource management,
monitoring systems, payment terminals, and primary and back up business
continuity. Sierra Wireless AirLink MP-series ultra-rugged routers are
ideal for a broad set of critical in-vehicle applications that must
perform reliably under harsh conditions.
For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirLink MP895
ultra-rugged in-vehicle router, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirLink.aspx. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 (604) 232-1488 or
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Metsäliitto is an international forest industry group present in some 30 countries.
Metsäliitto combines responsible forest economy and innovative
technology to produce high-quality products and solutions from
renewable Nordic wood in a sustainable way. The Group's five business
areas are Wood Supply, Wood Products Industry, Pulp, Board and Paper,
and Tissue Papers. Metsäliitto Group's sales total EUR 6.5 billion and
it employs 16,000 persons. Metsäliitto Cooperative is a cooperative
organization for Finnish forest owners and has some 130,000 members.
Mobile World Communication is a Finnish distributor providing its customers with innovative and
industry-leading wireless and mobile technology solutions. The products
that Mobile World imports and distributes enable smooth, fast and safe
mobile data transmission wirelessly, at home, at the office and in
enterprise IT- environment. Mobile World Communications Ltd was
established in 1996. In 2008 the company had a turnover of EUR 7
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,
"AirLink" and "ALEOS" are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product
or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
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For further information:
| Sharlene Myers |
Phone: +1 (604) 232 1445
| || || Matti Onnelainen |
Mobile World Communications Oy Ltd.
Tel +358 50 5151 552