European M2M platform solutions provider Wireless Logic has teamed up with Sierra Wireless to deliver a full ‘white label’ managed services and connectivity solution. As a manufacturer of 3G/4G/LTE modules, the collaboration with Wireless Logic will enable Sierra Wireless to roll out end-to-end hardware, software and connectivity solutions marketed through their distributor channels in the UK, France and Germany.
Launched as AirLink® Enterprise Connect, the bundled solution will deliver critical network connectivity for distributed enterprises, with device management and wireless service included and pre-configured.
Targeted toward distributed enterprise customers like retailers, restaurant chains, kiosks and smaller branch office locations, AirLink Enterprise Connect provides everything an IT manager needs to get a branch location online and connected in minutes facilitating mission-critical functions like payment processing and inventory management. Sierra Wireless can now provide a one-stop shop where customers can acquire the entire suite of hardware, airtime and managed services in a seamless transaction. AirLink Enterprise Connect comprises an AirLink ES440 Gateway and Terminal Server, pre-integrated and provisioned with a subscription that provides access to AirVantage® Management Service and a local 4G LTE wireless SIM, all bundled into one box. Speed of deployment with fast, easy to set-up installation is key to the new connectivity solution.
The white label offering from Wireless Logic will give Sierra Wireless access to best-in-class platforms that encompass full management and control of multiple connected estates – through cellular connectivity. Wireless Logic already connects over 1.5m assets across 20 mobile network operators (MNOs) and satellite providers. Sierra Wireless has integrated the ‘SIMPro’ management platform into AirVantage so its customers have 360⁰ visibility and control of entire device portfolios with all mobile network operators viewable through one window. Users can monitor data usage and activity, provision connectivity subscriptions on a ‘just in time’ basis, and in conjunction with ‘NetPro’ – Wireless Logic’s VPN, operate and monitor SIMs in real-time, securely with Fixed IP. ‘BillPro’ will enable Sierra Wireless to manage and control invoicing throughout their European distributor and VAR network base.
Commenting on the partnership, Philip Cole – sales and marketing director EMEA, Wireless Logic said: “Sierra Wireless’s intelligent wireless solutions are now in use on a truly global scale. By working alongside their enterprise offering, Wireless Logic’s white label service will create important revenue sharing opportunities for the Sierra Wireless distributor base, adding value to their broad and diversified device portfolio. By tapping in to our range of managed services, Sierra Wireless’s customers will experience comprehensive connected communications, competively priced with a total focus on M2M, IoT and enterprise related solutions.”
Emmanuel Walckenaer – senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions EMEA, Sierra Wireless said: “It was important to us that we find the right managed services provider for this offering, the first of its kind to be rolled out in Europe. Wireless Logic’s expertise, particularly in the mobilized data sector, was an important consideration in our decision to work with them to develop and deploy this service to our European customers.
“With AirLink Enterprise Connect, personnel at remote locations can easily get their connections up and running straight out of the box, and IT managers have the added assurance of remote access to upgrade, change configurations, and even restart network equipment when needed. For businesses that rely on continuous connectivity, this can vastly reduce the risk of downtime and ensure those critical connections are maintained to process payments and access real-time data,” concluded Emmanuel Walckenaer.