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Sierra Wireless Unveils its Advanced Architecture for Embedded Wireless Communications in M2M

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February 25, 2013

Sierra Wireless Unveils its Advanced Architecture for Embedded Wireless Communications in M2M

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Machine-to-machine (M2M) specialist, Sierra Wireless (News - Alert) has introduced its advanced architecture for embedded wireless communications, which can be of great use to develop and deploy M2M solutions.

The company officials confirmed that the new architecture will be rolled out across 2G to 4G technologies in the next generation of AirPrime embedded wireless modules.

The M2M ecosystem on a module is one of the major milestones achieved by the company, as it streamlines the integration of embedded wireless communications and helps the developers to concentrate more on developing the core application and business model. This also saves time by not getting involved in challenges of integrating wireless communications, significantly speeding time to market.

“While we are seeing rapid growth in the number and types of devices that include integrated wireless connections, the complexity of building and deploying those devices and their related applications remains a key issue for M2M developers,” said Didier Dutronc, SVP, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “Leveraging processing capabilities and dedicated M2M functionality inside the wireless module, as well as pre-integrated cloud services, provides our customers with a simpler, faster, and more cost-effective way to develop and deploy their M2M solutions.”

The AirPrime WP Series, built on the new architecture can be of use to many M2M applications, such as smart metering, remote monitoring, transportation, security systems, networking, and healthcare. This solution will provide an enhanced solution to integrate wireless communications into virtually any industrial-grade device.

“Machine-to-machine communications is a rapidly growing segment with highly specialized, complex requirements that can vary widely with end application,” said Laurence Bryant, director of Mobile Solutions, ARM (News - Alert). “Sierra Wireless brings a fresh approach to enable the customization needed in a diverse market by providing an open development environment based on a dedicated Cortex-M0 processor.”

Sierra Wireless and ARM will showcase this new module architecture and its benefits for M2M application developers this week at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, Spain, and at Embedded World, in Nuremburg, Germany.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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