Sierra Wireless has announced a new addition to its AirPrime™ Q Series of embedded wireless modules. The Q2698 adds support for 3G HSPA+ on five frequency bands to the AirPrime Q Series, along with support for 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE on four frequency bands.
The module is also programmable, enabling the development of embedded M2M applications with the Sierra Wireless Open AT Application Framework. Customers already using AirPrime Q series modules can migrate from 2G to 3G.
The Open AT Framework uses industry-standard C language programming. It includes a set of software libraries and an integrated development environment. The framework also provides connectivity with the Sierra Wireless AirVantage™ M2M Cloud Platform to enable remote device and asset management, as well as subscriber management.
“Sierra Wireless is excited to introduce the new AirPrime Q2698 module to this Q Series product line,”said Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless.
“The AirPrime Q2698 is designed for customers seeking an M2M embedded module that can provide 3G cellular network connectivity in any international location. “
The module can be used in fixed or mobile M2M deployments in segments such as industrial, energy, sales and payment, transportation, or healthcare.
It provides network access to Australia, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, China, and Japan. The module includes GPS technology.