Sierra Wireless Collaborates with Industry Leaders and Developers to Drive the Next Phase of IoT Commercialization

Sierra Wireless Collaborates with Industry Leaders and Developers to Drive the Next Phase of IoT Commercialization

mangOH™ Red open source platform provides interoperable building blocks to rapidly develop low-power industrial IoT devices.

Sierra Wireless along with technology providers including ARM, Bosch Sensortec, MediaTek, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Talon Communications, today announced mass-market availability of the mangOH™ Red open source hardware platform.

Targeted at the industrial IoT and maker communities, mangOH Red is the most feature-rich, lowest power open source enablement platform on the market. Smaller than a credit card, it includes all of the building blocks needed to prototype and test ideas in days instead of months, with minimal investment. mangOH Red designs can then be modified and repurposed for mass production using its industrial-grade components and applications developed in the Legato™ open source Linux platform.

“For IoT commercialization to truly take hold, bringing products to market needs to be much faster and easier,” said Philippe Guillemette, Chief Technology Officer, Sierra Wireless.

“mangOH Red is based on feedback from the ecosystem and developer community, resulting in the most compact, feature-rich open source platform that can quickly turn concepts into prototypes and prototypes into products without the need for significant redesign.”

Sierra Wireless founded the mangOH open source hardware program in 2015 to make it easy for developers to prototype with any wired, wireless, or sensor technology based on their unique IoT use case. Following the successful first mangOH Green edition, mangOH Red focuses on low power and miniaturization, providing a one-stop technology platform that includes:

  • Credit card size form-factor ideal for rapidly building proof-of-concepts;
  • A snap-in socket to add any CF3™-compatible modules, including wireless modules (2G to 4G & LTE-M/NB-IoT) to achieve up to 10 years of battery life;
  • Built-in Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2 BLE with an ARM Cortex®-M4 core to provide real-time access to I/O;
  • Built-in Bosch Sensortec Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Temperature and Pressure sensors, as well as Light sensors and a 26-pin Raspberry Pi compatible connector;
  • An IoT Expansion Card slot to plug in any technology based on the IoT Connector open standard;
  • Sierra Wireless Smart SIM with up to 100 MB free data, depending on region, and can also be used with any commercially available SIM;
  • Easy connection to the AirVantage® IoT Platform to create, deploy and manage solutions in the cloud, and can also connect to other cloud platforms; and
  • Ready-to-use product from selected distributors and complete source design under Common Creative License.

“Companies developing IoT solutions have an almost overwhelming number of technologies and providers to evaluate,” said Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M and IoT for IHS Markit. “The mangOH platform aims to simplify this complexity by including elements in an open ecosystem that are needed to efficiently develop and test IoT solutions across many use cases.”

mangOH User Testimonials

“The Legato / mangOH forum has been a fantastic resource allowing interaction with other developers and engineers who are intimately involved in the project. The learning curve is exceptionally short. I would highly recommend this platform for use in commercial projects. It is not a platform for a novice, as could be said of the Pi/Arduino, but those with intermediate electronic and programming skills will be able to rapidly develop an IoT device.” –Siska Burger, General Manager, Comb Communications

“With 4G modules, low power capabilities and small form factor, mangOH Red is a very exciting platform to help us develop self-driving automobile applications for the H2020 EU funded project AUTOPILOT, aiming at bringing Autonomous Driving to a new dimension with the Internet of Things. The flexibility of the open hardware platform provides a very powerful tool as we develop and test use cases for the AUTOPILOT project. AUTOPILOT has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Framework Programme under the grant agreement no 731993.” –Alexandre Petrescu, Research Engineer, H2020 AUTOPILOT Project

mangOH Technology Providers

“mangOH Red incorporates the best set of features, including MediaTek’s advanced MT7697 chipset technology, to promote innovation and new product development for low power industrial IoT applications. We look forward to collaborating with Sierra Wireless to get mangOH Red in developers’ hands and see what they will design to advance the IoT marketplace.” –YuChuan Yang, Deputy General Manager of Internet of Things Business Unit, MediaTek

“Orange considers the mangOH platform a key tool for developers. It helps to quickly prototype devices and applications smartly connected to Orange 4G IoT networks. The Arduino compatibility enables users to plug all kinds of shields and sensors very easily to the platform, which is highly appreciated by developers to facilitate their prototyping. In the coming weeks, Orange is very keen to offer our partners the new mangOH Red platform. It will contribute to testing LTE-M technology in our Open IoT Lab and to building even more compact devices.” –Fabien Le Clech, IoT Marketing Project Manager, Orange

mangOH Distributors

“We have done several successful proof-of-concepts and developments using mangOH Green and the Legato Linux platform with customers. The addition of mangOH Red will provide a fast-track to the IoT for a multitude of new customers and applications. With small size and low-power focus, as well as its ruggedness, cost effectiveness and the extended on-board functionality, it will attract a wide audience. We expect mangOH Red to become a default in the toolbox of any developer of connected devices for the IoT. Acal BFi has invested in competence to support mangOH Red from a hardware perspective and, maybe even more important, from a software perspective, where we have several years of experience.” –Hans Andersson, Sales Manager IoT & Wireless, Acal BFi Nordic

“We are excited and proud to offer the mangOH Red platform to engineers around the world. The features, functionality and flexibility of mangOH Red offer a development and proof-of-concept tool in an industrial design to make it faster and simpler to launch their product. The ability to support new connectivity like LTE-M and NB-IoT in the future on the same toolset gives customers a lot of freedom.” –David Stein, Vice President Global Semiconductors, Digi-Key Electronics

Pricing and Availability

mangOH Red will be commercially available through preferred distributors for a limited-time introductory price of $99 USD.

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