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Sierra Wireless introduces new software features accelerating embedded M2M application development

New features further enhance the Sierra Wireless Embedded Application Framework, helping developers reduce cost and time to market

BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 14 Barcelona, Spain

Unique in the market, Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded modules natively support a complete embedded application framework for rapid M2M application development. The Sierra Wireless Embedded Application Framework offers a range of readily available building blocks which accelerate the application development process, allowing device and system manufacturers to bring products to market faster and reduce development costs. The Embedded Application Framework consists of an M2M-specific operating system (Open AT), a range of software libraries, and an integrated development environment.

AirPrime wireless modules can also be remotely managed thanks to AirPrime Management Services, a comprehensive set of device management capabilities. In addition, to support creation of and integration to business applications, AirPrime modules can be connected to the AirVantage Services Platform through the AirVantage Ready Agent. These capabilities and the seamless integration of hardware, software and services significantly simplify and accelerate the end-to-end development of M2M applications.

Sierra Wireless is continuously expanding the development platform with new features, through in-house development and now through collaboration with third-party software developers. A recent enhancement is the WirelessIDEA library developed by Aplix Corporation, which enables developers using Sierra Wireless modules to write their M2M applications in the popular Java programming language. Benefits include faster development of high-level tasks, hardware platform portability, and re-use of existing code. The WirelessIDEA library works seamlessly with the Sierra Wireless Embedded Developer Studio, an Eclipseâ„¢-based integrated development environment for M2M applications.

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Sierra Wireless is also introducing a new user interface for its AirPrime Management Services. Based on the AirVantage Services Platform, this cloud-based device management solution enables manufacturers (or their service provider customers) to remotely monitor and upgrade AirPrime devices in the field through a web portal, saving considerable operating costs. The new user interface includes the possibility to create dashboards in order to monitor key parameters and communication traffic of a group of devices, to configure them, and to remotely send AT commands. It also performs remote upgrade campaigns through a secure patch mechanism.

Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President and General Manager, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless, said: "The installed base of wireless-enabled machines powered by the Open AT operating system now counts several million devices. Since the launch of Open AT ten years ago, a great ecosystem of creative embedded software developers has evolved. We are delighted to welcome new members such as Aplix Corporation, in order to continue to facilitate and accelerate M2M application development."

About the Sierra Wireless Embedded Application Framework

The Sierra Wireless Embedded Application Framework is a complete software package for embedded M2M application development. It includes the following elements:

Open AT OS :

Developers using the Open AT OS in their M2M solutions can also take advantage of a series of libraries offered by Sierra Wireless and third-party software vendors, in order to easily add extra features and protocols or to use other development languages than C/C++.

Sierra Wireless Libraries

  • Lua Interpreter:
  • Internet:
  • Location
  • Security
  • Ready Agent

Third-party libraries

Several other third-party libraries will be introduced shortly, including industry-specific protocols for Energy, Healthcare and Sales & Payment solutions.

Sierra Wireless Embedded Developer Studio :

About the AirVantage Services Platform

The Sierra Wireless AirVantage Platform is a secure cloud platform that enables M2M solution providers, system integrators and network operators to rapidly develop, deploy, and operate M2M applications and services. The AirVantage Platform includes comprehensive applications to manage cellular subscriptions, communications devices and their attached assets (such as components in machines, telemetric devices in automobiles, and monitoring devices in a home or office); a powerful set of M2M application development tools; and an open web services application programming interface (API). The AirVantage Platform lets wireless network operators extend operational self-support, application development, and management capabilities to their M2M service providers. [email protected]

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About Sierra Wireless

"AirPrime", "AirVantage" and "Open AT" are trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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.

SOURCE Sierra Wireless, Inc.

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