Current radar technologies and ADS-b reporting systems are unable to locate and track drones due to their small size and the low altitudes at which they fly. This makes it difficult for traffic controllers to manage commercial and hobbyist drone operations while maintaining safe and effective separation with the existing infrastructure of ground and air obstacles. The LATAS platform can be installed plug and play or integrated into drone circuit systems during manufacturing."We're proud to be supplying the first cellular modules flying on drones to make the skies safer," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. "With near-ubiquitous coverage, cellular connectivity is key to innovative applications like PrecisionHawk's LATAS being able to scale across the globe." Note to editors: Sierra Wireless and PrecisionHawk will demonstrate the LATAS platform at Mobile World Congress 2017, February 27 - March 2, in Barcelona, Spain. Visitors to the Sierra Wireless booth in the GSMA Innovation City, Hall 4, Stand #4A30 will be able to pilot a drone around Barcelona with exclusive LATAS simulators that highlight hazards on land and in the sky to enable safe flight on a broad scale. To book a briefing at MWC please contact email@example.com. To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/sales. About PrecisionHawk Inc. PrecisionHawk is a leading provider of advanced commercial drone technologies. The company, founded in 2010, is privately held and located in Raleigh, NC and Toronto, Canada. PrecisionHawk's client list of Fortune 500 companies and market-leading innovators spans 150 countries and the company has existing operations across six continents. PrecisionHawk is funded by leading venture capital firms and global technology investors including Intel Capital, Millennium Technology Value Partners, Verizon Ventures, a subsidiary of USAA, NTT Docomo Ventures, Yamaha Motor, DuPont and Indiana University. More information about PrecisionHawk can be found at www.precisionhawk.com or on Twitter @PrecisionHawk. About Sierra Wireless Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is building the Internet of Things with intelligent wireless solutions that empower organizations to innovate in the connected world. Customers start with Sierra because we offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways, seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide trust our innovative solutions to get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,000 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com. Connect with Sierra Wireless on the IoT Blog at http://www.sierrawireless.com/iot-blog, on Twitter at @SierraWireless, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-wireless and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SierraWireless. "AirPrime" and Sierra Wireless are registered trademarks of Sierra Wireless. Other product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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