Sierra Wireless AirPrime wireless modules to power PositiveID iglucose mobile health diabetes management solution

Sierra Wireless will showcase PositiveID’s iglucose wireless communication system for real-time diabetes management at upcoming CTIA Wireless event.

Sierra Wireless, a leading provider of products and solutions for mobile computing and wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and PositiveID Corporation, a leader in next generation patient monitoring, announced today that Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ intelligent embedded modules will power PositiveID’s iglucose™ mobile health solution for real-time diabetes management. Sierra Wireless will showcase the iglucose solution at its booth (1670) in the upcoming CTIA Wireless event in Orlando, Florida from March 22 to 24.

iglucose uses the power of Sierra Wireless’ AirPrime platform to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition. iglucose is the size of a smart phone and has a rechargeable battery, making it possible to be used anytime and anywhere.  Once connected to a data-capable glucometer, iglucose seamlessly communicates data to the iglucose database; blood glucose readings can then be shared in real-time with family members and health care professionals. iglucose completely eliminates the burden of keeping journals and empowers individuals with diabetes to be more engaged in the self-management of their condition.

Sierra Wireless will provide the AirPrime™ Wireless Embedded GSM (global system for mobile communications) module that powers the wireless communication of iglucose. Sierra Wireless AirPrime wireless modules offer a seamless integration of hardware, software and services that significantly simplifies and accelerates the end-to-end development of M2M applications. For solution providers like PositiveID, this helps to reduce development costs and deliver products to market more quickly.

“The iglucose mobile health solution is an innovative application of wireless machine-to-machine communication that provides an inspiring glimpse of the future and the direct impact M2M can have in helping people better manage their health,” said Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless.

“We are proud to collaborate with PositiveID and to showcase the iglucose solution.”

Scott R. Silverman, Chairman and CEO of PositiveID, said:
“We chose to partner with Sierra Wireless due to their wireless expertise and the scalability offered by their GSM modules. We are honored that Sierra Wireless has chosen to showcase iglucose at its exhibit at CTIA and believe that our innovative m-health solution for diabetes self-management will attract significant attention at this important event.”

PositiveID’s strategy to provide an innovative m-health solution at a competitive price is critical for driving market adoption.  Simplifying diabetes management for individuals while providing caregivers greater access to biometric data are two powerful benefits of the iglucose solution that make it an excellent solution to showcase the power of mobile technology to transform healthcare.

Sierra Wireless solutions for Healthcare

For medical equipment manufacturers or healthcare service providers, Sierra Wireless provides wireless solutions that reduce development costs, simplify management, and deliver reliable, mission-critical performance.

  • Mission-critical reliability: Secure, reliable wireless connectivity with ruggedized products designed to exceed healthcare industry requirements, tested to military specifications, and proven in the field by emergency services and first responders.
  • End-to-end solution support: All the technology components you need to build and deploy end-to-end m-health applications, from ruggedized embedded modules, gateways and routers, software suites, and development tools, to a cloud-based services platform for deployment and management of devices in the field.
  • Simplified integration and deployment: Open and proven technologies that allow rapid design and easy integration, with a services platform that enables fast deployment and cost-effective maintenance and support, gets products to market faster.
  • Credibility with wireless carriers worldwide: Credibility and long-standing relationships with leading wireless carriers help facilitate network certification and connection.

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