Line of intelligent 3G gateways for mobile data applications such as law enforcement, emergency response services, critical infrastructure monitoring and control applications such as energy manufacturing, distribution, and metering
VANCOUVER , March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) today announced that the AirLink(TM) line of intelligent Mobile and M2M gateways will be available in Australia in 2009. Commercial shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2009, and Sierra Wireless is featuring the AirLink product line in the company's booth at APCO Australia, March 2 to 4 in Sydney .
"The rapid growth of high speed wireless wide area networks throughout Australia has created tremendous opportunities for enterprise applications that leverage broadband data," said Jin Pak , vice president of Sales, AsiaPacific for Sierra Wireless. "Our broad line-up of AirLink intelligent, rugged gateways has consistently been on the leading edge of network technology and is ideally suited for various fixed, portable and mobile data applications, such as those found in public safety, law enforcement, emergency services, field service, energy manufacturing, distribution and metering, security surveillance and industrial networking."
The Australian launch of the Sierra Wireless line of AirLink product line will initially include the PinPoint X in-vehicle gateway and the Raven X fixed/portable wireless gateway, both featuring HSUPA technology that offers data rates up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2.0 Mbps on the uplink. The Raven XE gateway and MP line of rugged mobile routers are expected to be added to the line-up for Australia later in the year.
Sierra Wireless AirLink devices are powered by ALEOS(TM) embedded intelligence. ALEOS, which has been deployed on hundreds of thousands of devices worldwide, is a robust, reliable environment that simplifies installation, deployment and management of any wireless solution. Compatible with numerous machine and GPS protocols, ALEOS streamlines integration with a broad set of legacy equipment and third-party applications. ALEOS ensures a highly reliable persistent network connection and enables extensive remote management and diagnostics, all of which are vital in remote, unmanned and mobile operations where physical access is difficult and expensive.
Remote Management and Control
AirLink devices are supported by AceWare(TM), the comprehensive line of remote management software offered by Sierra Wireless. Deeply integrated with ALEOS, AceWare applications simplify deployment and management of wireless solutions by providing extensive device setup and provisioning, as well as exceptional remote control, configuration, and management of deployed communications platforms. One of the key components of AceWare is the ability to upgrade ALEOS firmware over-the-air.
The comprehensive remote device management and troubleshooting provided by the combination of ALEOS and AceWare significantly reduce cost of device ownership and enable rapid return on investment.
Rugged and Intelligent Gateways
The PinPoint X is a rugged, intelligent and fully-featured mobile communications platform with multiple peripheral connections including serial, Ethernet and USB. Expanded I/O functionality in a separate connector includes four digital inputs, four analog inputs and two relay outputs, unleashing extensive remote instrumentation and events reporting possibilities. 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. By leveraging ALEOS, third-party location application providers can integrate with the PinPoint X to enable a broad set of mobile data and field service solutions. Furthermore, the events reporting engine embedded in ALEOS allows customers to monitor sensors and trigger notifications via e-Mail, SMS or to a third-party application.