Sierra Wireless AirLink(TM) products now available in the United States with HSUPA network support
The AirLink Raven X, PinPoint X, and MP 881W modems are now certified for use on the AT&T BroadbandConnect network
The AirLink Raven X, Pinpoint X, and MP 881W are the first HSUPA-enabled standalone rugged mobile and M2M devices available to take full advantage of the faster data speeds provided by AT&T's HSUPA network.
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology supports mobile broadband data speeds between 600 kilobits per second (kbps) and 1.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and between 500 and 800 kbps on the uplink.
The increased speeds allow for greater flexibility and efficiency in customer applications, including those that require transmission of larger files, such as images, from the field to another location for assessment.
"The addition of HSUPA technology to the AirLink product line translates into significantly faster performance, particularly in applications that require real-time data transfer," said Justin Schmid, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for the Sierra Wireless Mobile and M2M group. "The ability to access the AT&T BroadbandConnect network opens up a wider range of applications and provides even more added value for customers leveraging wireless broadband technology and AirLink intelligent devices to become more efficient and competitive."
Rugged and Intelligent Devices
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.
The AirLink PinPoint X is a rugged 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.
Both the Raven X and PinPoint X feature comprehensive remote device management and configuration capabilities through the AceWare(TM) suite of tools and utilities. Deeply coupled with ALEOS, AceWare allows customers to perform a rich set of configuration and diagnostic capabilities lowering total cost of ownership by minimizing field service visits.
The AirLink MP 881W is an in-vehicle modem built to withstand the rugged environments of the public safety, transportation, and field service industries - it meets U.S. Military 810-F and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1455 specifications for vibration, shock, drop, rain, splash, sand, dust, humidity, and salt fog. The MP 881W includes an 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi hotspot and robust routing capabilities to simplify installation and communication between the modems and peripheral equipment, and to allow customers access to their mobile broadband coverage from outside the vehicle.
The MP 881W includes MP Modem Manager, which allows customers to remotely manage their entire fleet of MP modems. MP Modem Manager enables device configuration, over-the-air firmware updates and diagnostics and troubleshooting.
All three devices come standard with a three-year platinum warranty.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks 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 expenses, profits, and other expectations, intentions, and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding future revenues and earnings depend in part upon our ability to successfully develop, manufacture, and supply products that we do not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan", "expect", "believe", and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations.
They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in the wireless data communications market. In light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding the wireless data communications market, you should understand that we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release will be realized.
Sierra Wireless Inc.
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.
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