Since launching the world’s first cellular embedded module in 1997, Sierra Wireless has shipped over 100 million devices to connect the Internet of Things
Las Vegas, NV - September 9, 2014
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is celebrating a major achievement in the company’s history, having shipped over 100 million connected devices on more than 80 networks worldwide since it developed the world’s first embedded cellular module in 1997.
“Providing innovative wireless solutions that connect the Internet of Things has been fundamental to our business success and we’re excited to play a key role in this rapidly expanding industry,” said Jason Cohenour, President and CEO of Sierra Wireless. “Throughout our 21-year history, we have been privileged to deliver market leading wireless solutions that are helping organizations become more efficient, improve operations, and expand their business models. We are very proud of achieving this 100 million device milestone and look forward to continuing to help our global customers and partners achieve their business objectives.”
Sierra Wireless is ranked number one in the world in machine-to-machine (M2M) cellular embedded modules1 and has the most comprehensive portfolio of wireless M2M devices including 2G, 3G, and 4G modules and gateways. The company is the recognized leader in 4G LTE and remains focused on technology leadership, developing innovative solutions that make M2M wireless communications easier to integrate, deploy, and maintain.
“Sierra Wireless has a strong history of innovation and we have been first-to-market with the world’s smallest module, embedded development platform, embedded SIM, cloud based device management, interchangeable modules and 4G LTE solutions,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer at Sierra Wireless. “We recently introduced Legato, the industry’s first open-source embedded development platform for M2M, based on Linux. We are committed to an open-source strategy because we believe that it will drive innovation in the Internet of Things the way that it has in so many other areas of technology development, by enabling developers to get their applications to market faster and easier. Supported by a growing development community, Legato offers a foundation for building the next 100 million connected devices.”
Legato is built into the latest generation of smart modules from Sierra Wireless and is pre-integrated with the AirVantage® M2M Cloud, which provides a comprehensive set of device management capabilities, along with a robust set of APIs that allow organizations to collect, integrate, and utilize the data from their connected assets.
The combination of smart modules, Legato, and AirVantage Cloud provides customers and partners with a complete device-to-cloud platform, enabling them to rapidly build and deploy their Internet of Things solution. With a market-leading position, the company will continue to drive innovation through collaboration with its customers and industry partners, as well as through acquisitions that expand its presence in the Internet of Things.