Sprint and Sierra Wireless collaborate to accelerate development and deployment of connected devices

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Sprint and Sierra Wireless collaborate to accelerate development and deployment of connected devices

Sierra Wireless AirVantage™ M2M Cloud Platform helps Sprint M2M partners and customers create new connected device applications and services quickly and cost-effectively

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) and Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced they are collaborating to help application developers, product manufacturers, and machine-to-machine (M2M) service providers get new solutions up and running on the Nationwide Sprint Network more quickly and cost-effectively. The two companies will co-market the Sierra Wireless AirVantage™ M2M Cloud Platform. Sprint M2M partners and customers can use the AirVantage cloud platform to develop, deploy, and manage all aspects of their M2M applications, including the operation of the communications device and connected products or machines.

“Sierra Wireless’ AirVantage Platform coupled with the recently launched Sprint Command Center Device Management Platform, allows customers greater control for M2M device and service management,” said Wayne Ward, vice president of Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint.

It paves the way for innovation in areas as varied as energy management, telematics, and mobile healthcare, which can all benefit from reliable, fast communication over the Sprint 4G and 3G networks.

AirVantage becomes part of Sierra Wireless’ participation in the Sprint M2M Collaboration Center, which brings a wide range of M2M knowledge and capabilities directly to innovators in a working laboratory setting. Through this collaboration with Sierra Wireless, Sprint is able to help its customers realize a return on investment faster, by providing the M2M infrastructure, application development and deployment features customers have to create on their own today.

For M2M to reach its potential and deliver benefits to the maximum number of industries and organizations, it needs to be simple to develop, deploy, and manage connected devices,” said Emmanuel Walckenaer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Solutions and Services for Sierra Wireless. “AirVantage reduces the time, effort and cost involved in getting new, innovative, connected products and applications to market. We are excited to collaborate with Sprint and its M2M partners and customers.

Enhancing the Sprint M2M ecosystem

With an extensive and expanding network of M2M partners and a broad pipeline of applications across key segments, Sprint continues to be recognized as a leader in M2M. Its open platforms enable world-class M2M solutions, encouraging third-party development and driving innovation in this emerging market. Sprint’s Open Development Initiative simplifies the launch process with streamlined certification, and Sprint offers flexible business models for branding, billing, and customer care. Sprint also offers M2M developers unrivalled services, tools, and support, including a dedicated M2M business unit, solutions engineers with technical expertise, proven industry vertical experience, launch and deployment support, and co-marketing initiatives.

About the Sierra Wireless AirVantage M2M Cloud Platform

The Sierra Wireless AirVantage Platform is a secure cloud platform that enables M2M solution providers, system integrators to rapidly develop, deploy and operate M2M applications and services.  The AirVantage Platform includes:

  • Applications to manage M2M wireless 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
  • An open M2M Cloud Services API (application programming interface)

For more information about the Sierra Wireless AirVantage Platform, please visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/productsandservices/AirVantage.

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