Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced that transitioning embedded M2M solutions from 2G to 3G networks is now both easier and smoother, thanks to the availability of the
Open AT® Application Framework
on a 3G version of the
AirPrime™ SL Series
, the SL808x embedded wireless module. For the first time, customers can build M2M application software once and deploy it in any market worldwide, or seamlessly migrate from 2G to 3G.
“Solutions for M2M markets on 3G networks are gaining rapid adoption in multiple markets worldwide,” said Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President and General Manager, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless. “Today’s announcement means that for the first time, M2M customers have a seamless path between 2G and 3G. Customers who have built 2G applications with the Open AT Application Framework can now use the same software and design to create solutions for 3G networks. For the larger industry, it means that M2M application developers can now easily migrate from a 2G to a 3G solution, using Open AT to build applications once, and deploy them in any market.”
The Open AT Application Framework has a 10-year track record as the industry’s first choice for developing embedded M2M applications. Open AT enables easy embedded software development with industry-standard C language programming, combining the world’s first operating system designed for M2M application development with a comprehensive set of software libraries and a powerful, easy-to-use integrated development environment, the Sierra Wireless Developer Studio.
Open AT also provides seamless connectivity with the Sierra Wireless AirVantage™ M2M Cloud Platform to enable advanced remote device and asset management, as well as subscriber management in collaboration with global network operators.
“We are delighted that Sierra Wireless’ application framework is now available to customers building M2M solutions for 3G networks,” said Ana Tavares-Lattibeaudiere, Head of the GSMA’s Connected Living programme. “M2M is at the forefront of innovation in the mobile industry, and provides significant growth potential for the entire ecosystem. The introduction of the Open AT Application Framework for 3G services, and the advantages it provides in speeding-up development timelines, will help accelerate growth in this market.”