Rugged, intelligent wireless communications platforms offer solutions for
utilities, public safety, transportation, financial transactions and
Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Sierra Wireless
(NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced the availability of the AirLink(TM)
line of intelligent Mobile and M2M devices throughout Europe. Commercial
shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2008, and Sierra
Wireless is featuring the AirLink Mobile and M2M product line in the company's
pavilion, located on the Avenue at AV99, at Mobile World Congress, held
February 11 - 14 in Barcelona, Spain.
"The expansion of mobile broadband networks across Europe has opened up
new opportunities for enterprises to improve business processes by utilizing
wireless data in a variety of critical applications, such as remote data
collection, security and infrastructure monitoring, fleet management, and
mobile point-of-sale transactions," said Jim Lahey, vice president, EMEA for
Sierra Wireless. "Our AirLink line of intelligent, rugged devices and software
tools has been offering reliable data solutions in North American markets for
over a decade, and we're pleased to now be able to deliver these products to
our customers across Europe."
Sierra Wireless's European launch includes the AirLink PinPoint X
in-vehicle modem and the AirLink Raven X fixed wireless gateway, featuring
HSUPA technology. Also being introduced is the AirLink Raven XT, a simplified,
compact unit running on the GPRS networks widely available throughout Europe.
These devices join the already deployed MP 875 rugged wireless modem as the
Sierra Wireless family of AirLink Mobile and M2M devices.
Sierra Wireless AirLink devices are powered by ALEOS(TM) embedded
intelligence. ALEOS, available only on the AirLink line of devices, simplifies
installation, deployment and management of any wireless solution. Compatible
with numerous machine protocols, ALEOS streamlines integration with a broad
set of legacy equipment. In addition, ALEOS ensures a persistent network
connection and enables extensive remote management and diagnostics, all of
which are vital in remote, unmanned operations where physical access is
difficult and expensive.
Remote Management and Control
AirLink devices are also supported by AceWare(TM), the comprehensive line
of tools and utilities offered exclusively by Sierra Wireless. Deeply
integrated with ALEOS, AceWare applications simplify deployment and management
of wireless solutions by providing device setup and provisioning, remote
control, configuration, and management of installed communications platforms.
Rugged and Intelligent Devices
The AirLink PinPoint X is an intelligent in-vehicle platform embedded
with ALEOS technology, enabling robust device configuration and network
session persistence. Equipped with a high precision GPS receiver and advanced
remote management capabilities, the PinPoint X is well-suited for a wide
variety of mobile data and location applications requiring real-time and
continual data access.
Built on a robust processing environment and featuring embedded ALEOS
intelligence and both Serial and Ethernet ports, the AirLink Raven X is
designed to support today's highest speed cellular networks. The Raven X is an
ideal solution for any application requiring unmanned access to high-speed
wireless data, including retail or point-of-sale kiosks, wireless
entertainment, and video surveillance.
Powered by ALEOS, the AirLink Raven XT is an intelligent, compact M2M
platform enabling remote access and control of valuable assets. Equipped with
a serial port, compatible with numerous machine protocols, and safe for use in
hazardous environments, the Raven XT is an ideal solution for a long list of
industrial communication solutions, including energy production and
distribution, electric utilities, automation, and various infrastructure
control and monitoring applications.
All Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M HSUPA devices are fully backward
compatible to HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS networks.
For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirLink Mobile and M2M
product line please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/product/mobile.aspx.
To contact the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M Sales Desk, call +1 (510)
781-4200 or e-mail MobileandM2M@sierrawireless.com.
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect
people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company
offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original
equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine
markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise
in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more
information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
"AirLink", "ALEOS", and "AceWare" are trademarks of Sierra Wireless.
Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their
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and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other
things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services
and products, statements about future market conditions, supply conditions,
channel and end customer demand conditions, revenues, gross margins, operating
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limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data
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surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand
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