Sierra Wireless reports mass production of industry’s first Ready-to-Connect cellular modules

Marc Overton of Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless, a provider of integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced its award-winning Ready-to-Connect solutions are in mass production.

Ready-to-Connect is said to deliver all of the key elements needed for an IoT application — cellular module, integrated SIM that is pre-connected to global mobile networks and IoT platform for device and subscription management and simplified operations — in one integrated bundle.

Research by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan found that many IoT deployments can take more than 18 months to move from concept to commercial launch. Sierra Wireless reports that with Ready-to-Connect, companies can innovate in a third of the time, while also simplifying operations and reducing product and logistic costs by up to $500,000 (€435,863)/year. Ready-to-Connect eliminates the need to manage different vendors and platforms, as well as the complex pairing of multiple components that can lead to security vulnerabilities.

“The complexity of IoT deployments, with the multitude of vendors, devices, modules, connectivity services to be integrated with a management platform, make it incredibly difficult for most companies to implement successfully,” says Adrian Drozd, research director, ICT Europe, Frost & Sullivan. “By taking away some of the integration and deployment pitfalls, Sierra Wireless enables its customers to focus on their core business and extract maximum value from the transformational impact of IoT.”

Ready-to-Connect removes the main barriers to a successful IoT deployment. It uses the multi-operator Sierra Wireless Smart SIM and Connectivity Services to provide reliable, global IoT connectivity that allows businesses to use the same solution wherever they want to deploy.

The AirVantage IoT Platform manages all SIMs, subscriptions and devices out of the box, through a single interface. All new devices and SIMs are paired and pre-declared into the platform when shipped, which highly simplifies integration. With such a degree of integration from the device to the cloud, Ready-to-Connect guarantees a low start-up time and a high level of security.

“Businesses see the value of IoT data but, for many, the difficult and long path to commercial launch and ROI is simply too risky,” comments Marc Overton, senior vice president and GM of IoT Services, Sierra Wireless.

“With Ready-to-Connect, Sierra Wireless has removed the integration and management complexity that has stalled many IoT initiatives, allowing our customers to innovate in a third of the time and deploy a more secure, easy-to-manage IoT solution. This demonstrates Sierra Wireless’ commitment to delivering fully integrated device to cloud solutions.”

The Ready-to-Connect solution for EMEA is available now. Ready-to-Connect for North America will be available in Q1, 2019. For more information click here

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