Sierra Wireless's Latest Initiative to Provide Better Coverage in Remote Areasa
FREMONT, CA: Sierra Wireless, an end-to-end solution provider for Internet of Things (IoT) application, introduces AirPrime HL and WP Series cellular modules for Category-M1 (Cat-M1) and Category-NB1 (Cat-NB1) LTE networks, supporting the 3GPP standard for low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies. These are new low-power, low-cost technologies for low bandwidth applications with extended reach beyond traditional cellular within the 3GPP release 13 standard.
Cat-M1 is a 4G LTE technology supporting up to 350kbps data rates, voice, roaming and is ideal for real-time applications. While Cat-NB1 is both 4G LTE and 2G technology supporting up to 65kbps data rates and is ideal for simpler static sensor applications.
AirPrime HL and WP Series are interchangeableacross 2G, 3G, 4G and LPWA technologies by using CF3form factor. These technologies, designed specifically to enable new IoT services improve businesses by developing IoT applications for energy, transportation and smart cities, simplifies wireless integration and system development with cloud-connected modules. It lowers the cost and power consumption of devices and enables reliable and resilient connectivity links for locations with poor coverage.
“Having shipped more than 120 million cellular modules, no one understands the challenges that businesses face in deploying IoT services better than Sierra Wireless,” says Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, Embedded Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “LPWA technologies eliminate many of those challenges because they allow cellular to address a broader range of use cases, making it cost effective to connect billions more devices. Our essential and smart application processing LPWA module options make it easy for existing customers to expand their deployments and for new customers to begin designing connected IoT products in applications where cellular previously wasn’t a fit.”