Sierra Wireless has announced its world’s first ‘plug-and-play’ cellular modules, pre-integrated global connectivity with routers, security and IoT operations. The company is one of the well-known providers of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for IoT. This latest technology will consume less time in launching IoT solutions, streamlining operations and implement business model flexibility, advancing in the global IoT economy. Plug-and-play technology is basically launched to reduce the complexities in Internet of Things.
Customers are now allowed to select the pre-certified solution for instantaneously connecting and remotely managing a fast moving IoT services and products around the globe.It is one of the vast improvements in the today’s practice of procuring devices and then sourcing them with multiple connectivity subscription devices and SIM cards for global coverage. They have permanently integrated management platforms and disparate provisioning.
Philippe Guillemette, CTO, Sierra Wireless said “The complexity of deploying IoT solutions is the biggest challenge for businesses today,” and he also mentioned that “Our new technology is much more than a SIM in a device, it’s an industry breakthrough that truly simplifies the IoT ecosystem. Our customers can focus on transforming their business and rely on Sierra Wireless to securely connect, monitor and collect data from their devices, at the right time, with the right SLA, and at the right cost.”
The technology will help users in remotely changing the connectivity providers on air without physically accessing the device. A lot of issues will be avoided by this approach. This reduces risk and gives companies the flexibility to develop and scale IoT applications and services over time and around the world.
Dan Shey, Managing Director and Vice President, B2B, ABI Research said “Sierra Wireless’ long track record and leadership experience in IoT gives them unique insight into the many hurdles businesses must overcome to bring their connected products to market,” and also told that “Having both connectivity management and device management on a single platform is a significant advantage that will allow users to leverage data from their devices and the network to drive their business. Sierra Wireless is also bringing the flexibility to access global MNOs over the air, which is a key factor in enabling the global IoT economy.”
Chris Gnanakone, CEO, and Founder of Nube said that “Nube uses Sierra Wireless’ device to cloud solution for our gas monitoring solution throughout Latin America, which helped us get to market faster than expected and better manage our devices in the field.” and also mentioned telling that “Now, with the integration of the SIM and subscription directly into the module, this will further streamline our manufacturing, reduce the total cost of our device and make our IoT operations even more efficient.”
Sierra Wireless is testing fully integrated solution for selected customers only and by the second half of 2017 selected module and router products will be available for large scale deployments.These devices come pre-integrated with the new eUICC remote provisioning technology, the AirVantage IoT platform and Smart SIM connectivity for enabling applications- providing them with all the IoT infrastructure for developing, connecting and managing IoT solutions.