AirPrime Q2668 module adds new air interface to the popular Q Series
of wireless modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications
VANCOUVER, June 17 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today
announced the launch of a new product in its AirPrime™ Q Series of
intelligent embedded modules. The Sierra Wireless AirPrime Q2668 is
designed for the TD-SCDMA network of China Mobile, which has selected
Sierra Wireless as a module development partner. Footprint compatible
with all other AirPrime Q Series wireless modules, the AirPrime Q2668 is
an industrial grade wireless module which lets Sierra Wireless customers
rapidly extend their machine-to-machine (M2M) applications to the
The AirPrime Q2668 is a dual-mode TD-SCDMA HSDPA/EDGE module which
enables data transmission speeds of up to 2.8 Mbps on the downlink and
384 Kbps on the uplink. It operates on the 1880-1920/2010-2025MHz
TD-SCDMA bands and the 900/1800 GSM/GPRS/EDGE bands, and supports both
USB 2.0 and serial port (RS232) interfaces, commonly used for industrial
applications. It is controlled through an AT command interface.
The module contains an embedded protocol based on China Mobile's
Wireless Machine-to-Machine Protocol, Version 3.0 (WMMP 3.0). Fully
tested and certified, the protocol allows manufacturers to rapidly
develop and deploy M2M applications for use on China Mobile's network
without having to perform extensive development and testing, resulting
in much faster time to market.
In addition, the WMMP 3.0 communication standard enables the connection
of devices to the China Mobile M2M Platform, which allows users to
manage and monitor M2M terminals in real-time, to communicate
effectively via GPRS/SMS/USSD.
"The machine-to-machine market is growing rapidly and we believe China
is poised to be at the forefront of this growth," said Jin Pak, Vice
President, Asia Pacific Sales for Sierra Wireless. "We are proud to have
been awarded Module Development Partner status for TD-SCDMA by China
Mobile, the world's largest mobile network operator by subscribers,
following our selection as GSM/GPRS module partners last year. The end
result of this collaboration is reduced development effort and expedited
time to market for Sierra Wireless customers that manufacture wireless
devices for the China Mobile network."
The AirPrime Q2668 Intelligent Embedded Module will be commercially
available in the second quarter of 2010 and is ideal for video
surveillance, energy, industrial and infrastructure, security,
transportation, and sales and payment applications.
For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirPrime Q2668 module,
please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirPrime/Embedded_Modules/Q_Series/Q2668.aspx.
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About Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ Q Series Intelligent Embedded Modules
Q Series is designed to help manufactures get to market quickly and
scale production rapidly. The AirPrime Q Series uses industrial grade
board-to-board connectors for rapid mounting and includes footprint
compatible GPRS, EDGE, HSPA and CDMA 1xRTT versions to streamline
product development. Manufacturers can use a single product design,
assured that with the AirPrime Q Series, their product will be able to
communicate on any cellular protocol, anywhere in the world.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) is expanding the wireless world
with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software, and connected
services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications.
Our customers count on us to help them succeed with early access to new
wireless technologies and innovative, reliable, high-performing
solutions for a broad range of applications. For more information about
Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
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