New Sierra Wireless IoT Acceleration Platform powers the connected world


Sierra Wireless has this week announced that the IoT Acceleration Platform, the industry’s first integrated service platform that incorporates cloud, hardware, and managed connectivity services to support new wireless solutions, is gaining traction in empowering leading industrial applications in a number of deployments across the connected world.

The new IoT Acceleration Platform is unique in that it provides global multi-operator coverage by combining Sierra Wireless and third-party network operator SIMs, all managed from a single unified connectivity platform.

The platform is proving valuable for large organisations like Veolia Water Technologies UK, who collaborated with Sierra Wireless to create Veolia’s Vision Air Service. Using Sierra Wireless devices and all aspects of the IoT Acceleration Platform, the service provides customers with remote status and performance monitoring of critical parameters such as flow, pressure, temperature, and conductivity for their water treatment systems.

“In previous projects, we have worked with different vendors to integrate diverse components into a unified solution – a process which took considerable time and effort,” said Laurent Hanique, Operational Excellence Director for Veolia Water Technologies UK.

“Sierra Wireless was able to offer us a complete solution, already pre-integrated and tested. This simplified the process and significantly reduced the development time in getting our Vision Air service to market.”

Furthermore, the IoT acceleration platform has also proved useful to innovative start-ups like Nube, the first cloud-based IoT solution for monitoring LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) levels and consumption. Nube has developed an IoT subscription-based solution to provide consumers in Mexico and Latin America with a simple, stress-free method for monitoring the level of gas in their tanks, ordering refills, and making payments.

“Large or small and across multiple geographies, we are finding that companies offering IoT products and services have similar needs,” said Emmanuel Walckenaer, Senior Vice President, Cloud and Connectivity for Sierra Wireless.

“Both Veolia Water Technologies and Nube found that using the fully integrated IoT Acceleration Platform provided them with the functionality and efficiency they needed to be able to get to market quickly and focus on providing a high level of service to their customers, while efficiently managing their own operations.”

For more information about the Sierra Wireless IoT Acceleration Platform, click here.